Socio-economic statistics for South End, Bedfordshire

Socio-economic statistics for South End, Bedfordshire
Socio-economic statistics for South End, Bedfordshire

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

South End Education Statistics

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

QualificationBedfordEngland
No Qualifications20.4%22.5%
Level 113.8%13.3%
Level 215.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.9%3.6%
Level 311.8%12.4%
Level 428.1%27.4%
Other6.8%5.7%

South End General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for South End. The percentage of residents in South End rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

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HealthBedfordEngland
Very Good46.90%47.17%
Good35.98%34.22%
Fair12.58%13.12%
Bad3.55%4.25%
Very Bad0.98%1.25%

South End Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of South End are from the UK Census of 2011. Since South End has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.

CountryBedfordEngland
United Kingdom82.4%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.8%0.7%
Other EU Countries6.3%3.7%
Outside the EU10.5%9.4%

South End Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment figures as a percentage of the working population and has no further plans to do so. They do however publish the number of Universal Credit claimants in every local district council. We have taken the LDC that includes and compared it to the nearest councils. Please be aware that Universal Credit is a in and out of work benefit. Therefore these figures are an indicator of BOTH unemployment and underemployment.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in South End are dated . They are the last published statistics of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.

BenefitBedfordGreater Manchester (Met County)England
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.8%4.3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.1%3.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)12.9%17.5%13.5%

South End rates 6/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

South End Age Distribution Statistics

AgeBedfordEngland
Age 0 to 46.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.9%5.6%
Age 10 to146.3%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.1%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.9%6%
Age 65 to 748.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.3%
Mean Age38.939.3
Median Age3939

South End 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.

GradeBedfordEngland
AB24.58%22.96%
C130.93%30.92%
C220.02%20.64%
DE24.47%25.49%

South End Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureBedfordEngland
Owned31.4%30.6%
Mortgage34.3%32.8%
Shared1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)14.3%8.3%
Private Rented14.6%15.4%
Other1.3%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%

What is the population of South End and Bedford?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Bedford including South End. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

WardPopulation
Brickhill7969
Bromham and Biddenham6963
Castle8526
Cauldwell11189
Clapham4555
De Parys6817
Eastcotts4663
Elstow and Stewartby4885
Goldington9687
Great Barford8283
Harpur8718
Harrold4158
Kempston Central and East6981
Kempston North3609
Kempston Rural6763
Kempston South3900
Kempston West6485
Kingsbrook9764
Newnham7769
Oakley3709
Putnoe6923
Queens Park9502
Riseley3358
Sharnbrook3809
Wilshamstead5842
Wootton6270
Wyboston3590
Bedford Total174687



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


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