Socio-economic statistics for Southbourne, West Sussex

Socio-economic statistics for Southbourne, West Sussex
Socio-economic statistics for Southbourne, West Sussex

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

Southbourne Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureChichesterEngland
Owned40.5%30.6%
Mortgage26.6%32.8%
Shared0.9%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.7%8.3%
Private Rented12.8%15.4%
Other2.1%1.4%
Rent Free2.2%1.3%

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

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GradeChichesterEngland
AB28.80%22.96%
C131.49%30.92%
C221.10%20.64%
DE18.61%25.49%

Southbourne 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. Southbourne is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Southbourne 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment in Southbourne 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 Southbourne than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitChichesterWest SussexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.7%1.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.5%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.9%9.7%13.5%

Southbourne rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Southbourne Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Southbourne and are from the UK Census of 2011. Southbourne 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. Southbourne also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Southbourne are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationChichesterEngland
No Qualifications19.5%22.5%
Level 111.6%13.3%
Level 215.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.4%3.6%
Level 312.8%12.4%
Level 432.4%27.4%
Other4.4%5.7%

Southbourne Immigration Statistics

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

CountryChichesterEngland
United Kingdom91.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.8%3.7%
Outside the EU4.7%9.4%

Southbourne General Health Statistics

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

HealthChichesterEngland
Very Good47.64%47.17%
Good34.95%34.22%
Fair13.09%13.12%
Bad3.36%4.25%
Very Bad0.96%1.25%

Southbourne Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeChichesterEngland
Age 0 to 45%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.6%
Age 10 to145.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.2%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.9%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4416.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.5%6%
Age 65 to 7412.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 848.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.7%2.3%
Mean Age44.539.3
Median Age4639

What is the population of Southbourne and Chichester?

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

WardPopulation
Chichester Central3035
Chichester East7115
Chichester North5512
Chichester South6634
Chichester West6897
Easebourne2880
Fernhurst6752
Fittleworth3108
Goodwood3266
Harbour Villages11181
Harting3637
Lavant3345
Loxwood7142
Midhurst7294
North Mundham & Tangmere7718
Petworth3605
Selsey South6107
Sidlesham with Selsey North5802
Southbourne7256
The Witterings10003
Westbourne3219
Chichester Total121508



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


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