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

Sonning Eye Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Sonning Eye and are from the UK Census of 2011. Sonning Eye has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Sonning Eye also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Sonning Eye are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationSouth OxfordshireOxfordshireEngland
No Qualifications16.5%16.7%22.5%
Level 112.1%12%13.3%
Level 214.9%13.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.8%3.5%3.6%
Level 312%13.3%12.4%
Level 436.7%35.7%27.4%
Other4%5%5.7%

Sonning Eye Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSouth OxfordshireOxfordshireEngland
Owned37.2%32.3%30.6%
Mortgage35.8%33.2%32.8%
Shared0.8%1.1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.6%4.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.8%9.7%8.3%
Private Rented11.1%15.2%15.4%
Other2.2%2.3%1.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.7%1.3%

Sonning Eye Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Sonning Eye 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 Sonning Eye is both lower than the average for Oxfordshire 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 Sonning Eye than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitSouth OxfordshireOxfordshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.1%1.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1%1.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)6.4%7.6%13.5%

Sonning Eye General Health Statistics

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

HealthSouth OxfordshireOxfordshireEngland
Very Good52.56%52.40%47.17%
Good33.35%33.45%34.22%
Fair10.73%10.60%13.12%
Bad2.62%2.76%4.25%
Very Bad0.73%0.78%1.25%

Sonning Eye Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySouth OxfordshireOxfordshireEngland
United Kingdom90.8%85.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.4%4.7%3.7%
Outside the EU5.2%8.8%9.4%

Sonning Eye Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSouth OxfordshireOxfordshireEngland
Age 0 to 46.1%6.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.9%5.5%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.6%10.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.3%7.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.5%20.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921%19.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.5%5.8%6%
Age 65 to 749.7%8.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.9%5.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.5%2.3%2.3%
Mean Age40.938.939.3
Median Age423839

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

GradeSouth OxfordshireOxfordshireEngland
AB36.09%32.67%22.96%
C130.04%30.21%30.92%
C218.96%18.77%20.64%
DE14.91%18.34%25.49%


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

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