If you are thinking of moving to Sheffield 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 Sheffield to figures for South Yorkshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Sheffield is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Sheffield Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Sheffield as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Sheffield is also older than the average, making Sheffield a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||6.1%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.5%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.5%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.4%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||14.5%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||7%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||20%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||17.4%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||5.2%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||8.1%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||5.3%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.2%||2.3%|
Sheffield Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Sheffield has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Sheffield is an economically deprived area.
|Social Rented (Council)||17.7%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||7%||8.3%|
Sheffield General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Sheffield. The percentage of residents in Sheffield rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Sheffield rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Sheffield is generally worse than in the average person in England.
Sheffield Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Sheffield 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 Sheffield is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||4.4%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||2.6%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||15.4%||13.5%|
Sheffield 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.
Sheffield Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Sheffield and are from the UK Census of 2011.
Sheffield Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Sheffield are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Sheffield 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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.3%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||2.2%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||9.2%||9.4%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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