If you are thinking of moving to Southgate 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 Southgate to figures for Norfolk and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Southgate is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Southgate Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Southgate and are from the UK Census of 2011. Southgate 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.
Southgate Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Southgate are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Southgate 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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.3%||0.4%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||1.4%||3.2%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||2.5%||3.6%||9.4%|
Southgate Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Southgate 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 Southgate is both lower than the average for Norfolk 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 Southgate than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||1.6%||3%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||1.6%||2.4%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||9.2%||13.2%||13.5%|
Southgate 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.
Southgate Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Southgate as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Southgate is also older than the Norfolk average, making Southgate a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||4.9%||5.4%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5%||4.9%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.8%||5.4%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.7%||3.5%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||6.4%||8.4%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||4.3%||5.8%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||18.6%||18%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||21.3%||19.6%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||7.8%||7.4%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||11.6%||11.2%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||7.6%||7.4%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||3.1%||3%||2.3%|
Southgate General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Southgate. The percentage of residents in Southgate rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.
Southgate Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Southgate has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Southgate is a relatively affluent area.
|Social Rented (Council)||0.9%||7.3%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||7.7%||8.6%||8.3%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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Pretty Far from ‘Great’ Yarmouth
Thetford is very, very scary
Downham Market: from ex-cons in the flats by the train tracks to the Retreat Estate
Watton – Most Boring Town Ever
Swaffham, kinda near the legendary King’s Lynn
Diss, at least it sounds like a nice place
Cromer, supposedly known as ‘Gem of the North Norfolk coast’ – why?
Dereham – More like Drearam. Stay away if you’re not a local
Come to Weeting, we have a steam festival and that’s about it