Socio-economic statistics for South Kirkby, Wakefield
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If you are thinking of moving to South Kirkby 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 Kirkby to figures for Wakefield and nationally. These statistics can tell you if South Kirkby is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

South Kirkby 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. South Kirkby has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeWakefieldEngland
AB14.85%22.96%
C127.03%30.92%
C224.28%20.64%
DE33.84%25.49%

South Kirkby General Health Statistics

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

HealthWakefieldEngland
Very Good42.75%47.17%
Good34.04%34.22%
Fair15.53%13.12%
Bad5.99%4.25%
Very Bad1.70%1.25%

South Kirkby Education Statistics

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

QualificationWakefieldEngland
No Qualifications31.1%22.5%
Level 114.6%13.3%
Level 216.1%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.4%3.6%
Level 310.6%12.4%
Level 418.3%27.4%
Other4.9%5.7%

South Kirkby Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of South Kirkby are from the UK Census of 2011. Since South Kirkby 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.

CountryWakefieldEngland
United Kingdom94.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.4%3.7%
Outside the EU2.8%9.4%

South Kirkby Age Distribution Statistics

The population of South Kirkby as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of South Kirkby is also older than the average, making South Kirkby a older persons location.

AgeWakefieldEngland
Age 0 to 46%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.5%6%
Age 65 to 749.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.1%2.3%
Mean Age40.239.3
Median Age4139

South Kirkby Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureWakefieldEngland
Owned29%30.6%
Mortgage34.6%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)17.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.4%8.3%
Private Rented10.2%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free0.9%1.3%

South Kirkby Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in South Kirkby 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 South Kirkby is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in South Kirkby than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitWakefieldEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)17.8%13.5%


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

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