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If you are thinking of moving to Roker or just want to know a what the area is like, the statistics on this page should give you a good introduction. They cover a range of socio-economic factors so you can compare Roker to figures for Sunderland and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Roker is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Roker Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Roker as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Roker is also older than the average, making Roker a older persons location.

AgeSunderlandEngland
Age 0 to 45.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.1%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 2410%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.5%6%
Age 65 to 749.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 846%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.9%2.3%
Mean Age40.439.3
Median Age4139

Roker Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Roker are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Roker has a higher level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a lower rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does not have a significant immigrant population.

CountrySunderlandEngland
United Kingdom95.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries1%3.7%
Outside the EU2.9%9.4%

Roker General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Roker. The percentage of residents in Roker rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Roker rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Roker is generally worse than in the average person in England.

HealthSunderlandEngland
Very Good42.60%47.17%
Good32.87%34.22%
Fair15.95%13.12%
Bad6.59%4.25%
Very Bad1.99%1.25%

Roker Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Roker has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Roker is an economically deprived area.

TenureSunderlandEngland
Owned27.1%30.6%
Mortgage32.7%32.8%
Shared0.3%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)14%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)13.1%8.3%
Private Rented10.9%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free0.7%1.3%

Roker Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Roker come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area. The rate of unemployment in Roker is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in Roker than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitSunderlandEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)5.1%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)4.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)20.3%13.5%

Roker Social Grade & Occcupation Statistics

Social grade is a classification based on occupation and it enables a household and all its members to be classified according to the job of the main income earner. Roker has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeSunderlandEngland
AB12.85%22.96%
C129.72%30.92%
C222.27%20.64%
DE35.15%25.49%

Roker Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Roker and are from the UK Census of 2011. Roker has a high level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.

QualificationSunderlandEngland
No Qualifications29.1%22.5%
Level 115.5%13.3%
Level 216.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship5%3.6%
Level 312%12.4%
Level 418.2%27.4%
Other4%5.7%



Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.

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