Socio-economic statistics for Roughton, Norfolk

Socio-economic statistics for Roughton, Norfolk
Socio-economic statistics for Roughton, Norfolk

Socio-economic statistics for Roughton, Norfolk

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If you are thinking of moving to Roughton 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 Roughton to figures for Norfolk and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Roughton is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Roughton Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment figures as a percentage of the working population and has no further plans to do so. They do however publish the number of Universal Credit claimants in every local district council. We have taken the LDC that includes Roughton and compared it to the nearest councils. Please be aware that Universal Credit is a in and out of work benefit. Therefore these figures are an indicator of BOTH unemployment and underemployment. Roughton is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Roughton are dated . They are the last published statistics of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment in Roughton is both lower than the average for Norfolk and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places.

BenefitNorth NorfolkNorfolkEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.3%3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.2%2.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)12.4%13.2%13.5%

Roughton Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeNorth NorfolkNorfolkEngland
Age 0 to 44.3%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.1%4.9%5.6%
Age 10 to144.9%5.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.4%3.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.4%8.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.2%5.8%6.9%
Age 30 to 4414.4%18%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.6%19.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 649.1%7.4%6%
Age 65 to 7414.6%11.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 8410.1%7.4%5.5%
Age 85 and over4.1%3%2.3%
Mean Age47.542.739.3
Median Age514339

Roughton Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Roughton and are from the UK Census of 2011. Roughton 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.

QualificationNorth NorfolkNorfolkEngland
No Qualifications27.5%26.3%22.5%
Level 114.1%14.3%13.3%
Level 216.2%16.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.7%4.2%3.6%
Level 310.5%11.8%12.4%
Level 422.3%21.9%27.4%
Other4.7%5.3%5.7%

Roughton Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Roughton are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Roughton 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.

CountryNorth NorfolkNorfolkEngland
United Kingdom95.9%92.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.7%3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU2.1%3.6%9.4%

Roughton General Health Statistics

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

HealthNorth NorfolkNorfolkEngland
Very Good38.92%42.70%47.17%
Good37.77%36.62%34.22%
Fair17.15%15.06%13.12%
Bad4.77%4.37%4.25%
Very Bad1.39%1.25%1.25%

Roughton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureNorth NorfolkNorfolkEngland
Owned45.8%37.2%30.6%
Mortgage24.3%29.7%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.4%7.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.4%8.6%8.3%
Private Rented13%13.4%15.4%
Other1.4%1.6%1.4%
Rent Free2.1%1.6%1.3%

Roughton 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. Roughton has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeNorth NorfolkNorfolkEngland
AB17.54%18.49%22.96%
C127.14%29.55%30.92%
C228.57%24.92%20.64%
DE26.74%27.04%25.49%


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

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