If you are thinking of moving to Sompting 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 Sompting to figures for West Sussex and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Sompting is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Sompting Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Sompting as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Sompting is also older than the West Sussex average, making Sompting a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||5.8%||5.8%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.1%||5.4%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.2%||5.7%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.8%||3.6%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||7%||7.2%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||5.1%||5.5%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||19.4%||19.4%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||19.8%||20.2%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||7%||6.7%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||11%||10.1%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||7.7%||7.2%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||3.3%||3.3%||2.3%|
Sompting Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Sompting 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.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||2.3%||1.8%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||2.3%||1.8%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||12.8%||9.7%||13.5%|
Sompting Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Sompting are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Sompting 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||0.6%||0.6%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||1.9%||3.4%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||3.7%||6.1%||9.4%|
Sompting 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.
Sompting Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Sompting and are from the UK Census of 2011. Sompting 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.
Sompting Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Sompting has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Sompting is a relatively affluent area.
|Social Rented (Council)||9.8%||4.9%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||3.2%||7.9%||8.3%|
Sompting General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Sompting. The percentage of residents in Sompting rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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