Smock Alley, West Sussex

Statistics

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

Smock Alley Immigration Statistics

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

CountryHorshamWest SussexEngland
United Kingdom92%89.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.5%3.4%3.7%
Outside the EU5%6.1%9.4%

Smock Alley Education Statistics

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

QualificationHorshamWest SussexEngland
No Qualifications16.3%20%22.5%
Level 113.3%14.2%13.3%
Level 217.8%17%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.4%3.6%3.6%
Level 312.7%12.3%12.4%
Level 432.6%27.8%27.4%
Other4%5.2%5.7%

Smock Alley Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureHorshamWest SussexEngland
Owned37.3%36.4%30.6%
Mortgage37.2%34.2%32.8%
Shared0.7%0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.2%4.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.3%7.9%8.3%
Private Rented10.5%13.1%15.4%
Other1.3%1.3%1.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.4%1.3%

Smock Alley Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Smock Alley 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 Smock Alley is both lower than the average for West 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 Smock Alley than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitHorshamWest SussexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.3%1.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.2%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)7.1%9.7%13.5%

Smock Alley Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Smock Alley as a whole, is older than the national average.

AgeHorshamWest SussexEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%5.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to146.5%5.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.3%7.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.5%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.2%19.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.2%20.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.9%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 7410%10.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.6%7.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.8%3.3%2.3%
Mean Age42.142.339.3
Median Age444339

Smock Alley General Health Statistics

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

HealthHorshamWest SussexEngland
Very Good50.57%46.97%47.17%
Good34.79%35.49%34.22%
Fair11.10%12.99%13.12%
Bad2.71%3.55%4.25%
Very Bad0.82%1.00%1.25%

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

GradeHorshamWest SussexEngland
AB32.49%25.07%22.96%
C133.70%33.63%30.92%
C219.49%21.45%20.64%
DE14.32%19.85%25.49%


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

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