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

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

GradeIsle of WightEngland
AB18.21%22.96%
C129.41%30.92%
C224.84%20.64%
DE27.53%25.49%

Southford Education Statistics

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

QualificationIsle of WightEngland
No Qualifications24.3%22.5%
Level 114.6%13.3%
Level 216.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship5%3.6%
Level 312.2%12.4%
Level 422.6%27.4%
Other4.5%5.7%

Southford General Health Statistics

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

HealthIsle of WightEngland
Very Good40.81%47.17%
Good36.53%34.22%
Fair16.18%13.12%
Bad5.01%4.25%
Very Bad1.47%1.25%

Southford Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeIsle of WightEngland
Age 0 to 44.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.8%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 247%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.8%6.9%
Age 30 to 4416.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 648%6%
Age 65 to 7412.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.7%2.3%
Mean Age44.439.3
Median Age4639

Southford Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Southford 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 Southford is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitIsle of WightEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)15.5%13.5%

Southford Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureIsle of WightEngland
Owned41.1%30.6%
Mortgage29%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.7%8.3%
Private Rented15.8%15.4%
Other1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

Southford Immigration Statistics

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

CountryIsle of WightEngland
United Kingdom94.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.9%3.7%
Outside the EU2.9%9.4%



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

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