Scratby, Norfolk

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

Scratby 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 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.

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Scratby 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Scratby is both higher than the average for Norfolk 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 Scratby than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitGreat YarmouthNorfolkEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)5.4%3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.4%2.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)20.3%13.2%13.5%

Scratby rates 5/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Scratby Education Statistics

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

QualificationGreat YarmouthEngland
No Qualifications32.8%22.5%
Level 115.7%13.3%
Level 216.1%15.2%
Level 310.6%12.4%
Level 414.2%27.4%

Scratby Immigration Statistics

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

CountryGreat YarmouthEngland
United Kingdom93.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.5%3.7%
Outside the EU2.7%9.4%

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

GradeGreat YarmouthEngland

Scratby Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeGreat YarmouthEngland
Age 0 to 45.7%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.1%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.1%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.4%6%
Age 65 to 7411.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 847%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.8%2.3%
Mean Age42.139.3
Median Age4339

Scratby General Health Statistics

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

HealthGreat YarmouthEngland
Very Good40.30%47.17%
Very Bad1.63%1.25%

Scratby Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureGreat YarmouthEngland
Social Rented (Council)13.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.4%8.3%
Private Rented14.9%15.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.3%

What is the population of Scratby and Great Yarmouth?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Great Yarmouth including Scratby. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Bradwell North6355
Bradwell South and Hopton7307
Caister North4382
Caister South4592
Central and Northgate8853
East Flegg4809
Southtown and Cobholm5931
St Andrews5304
West Flegg5039
Yarmouth North4574
Great Yarmouth Total99198

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

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