Selmeston, East Sussex

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

Selmeston Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Selmeston has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Selmeston is a relatively affluent area.

TenureWealdenEngland
Owned42.3%30.6%
Mortgage36.5%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)4.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3%8.3%
Private Rented9.9%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.7%1.3%

Selmeston Immigration Statistics

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

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CountryWealdenEngland
United Kingdom93.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.2%3.7%
Outside the EU4%9.4%

Selmeston General Health Statistics

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

HealthWealdenEngland
Very Good47.59%47.17%
Good34.93%34.22%
Fair13.03%13.12%
Bad3.49%4.25%
Very Bad0.96%1.25%

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

GradeWealdenEngland
AB27.72%22.96%
C132.46%30.92%
C223.33%20.64%
DE16.50%25.49%

Selmeston Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeWealdenEngland
Age 0 to 45%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4416.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.8%6%
Age 65 to 7411.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.4%2.3%
Mean Age4439.3
Median Age4639

Selmeston 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.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Selmeston 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 Selmeston is both lower than the average for East Sussex and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Selmeston than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitWealdenEast SussexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.2%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.4%2.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8%12.9%13.5%

Selmeston Education Statistics

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

QualificationWealdenEngland
No Qualifications19.9%22.5%
Level 113.8%13.3%
Level 217.3%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.7%3.6%
Level 312.2%12.4%
Level 428.9%27.4%
Other4.1%5.7%



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


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