If you are thinking of moving to Skegness 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 Skegness to figures for Lincolnshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Skegness is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Skegness 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. Skegness has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
Skegness Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Skegness as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Skegness is also older than the Lincolnshire average, making Skegness a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||4.5%||5.2%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||4.4%||4.9%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.3%||5.7%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.5%||3.7%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||6.7%||8.3%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||4.3%||5.5%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||15.2%||18%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||21%||20.6%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||9%||7.4%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||14.6%||11.2%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||8.4%||6.8%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||3%||2.6%||2.3%|
Skegness Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Skegness 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in Skegness than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||2.9%||2.8%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||2.9%||2.2%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||17.7%||13.3%||13.5%|
Skegness General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Skegness. The percentage of residents in Skegness rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Skegness rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Skegness is generally worse than in the average person in England.
Skegness Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Skegness are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Skegness 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%||0.4%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||1.7%||4.3%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||1.6%||2.4%||9.4%|
Skegness Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Skegness and are from the UK Census of 2011. Skegness 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.
Skegness Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
|Social Rented (Council)||2.6%||8.2%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||8.4%||5.5%||8.3%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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