Socio-economic statistics for Southgate, Swansea
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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 Swansea 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 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.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.2%3.6%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.5%3.3%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)17.5%17.4%

Southgate Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 45.5%5.8%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.3%
Age 10 to145.5%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.4%3.7%
Age 18 to 2411.9%9.7%
Age 25 to 296.5%6.1%
Age 30 to 4418.8%18.6%
Age 45 to 5919%19.9%
Age 60 to 646.3%6.7%
Age 65 to 749.3%9.8%
Age 75 to 846.2%6.1%
Age 85 and over2.4%2.4%
Mean Age40.140.6
Median Age3941

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 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.

United Kingdom92.8%94.5%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.4%
Other EU Countries1.8%1.8%
Outside the EU5%3.3%

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 Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Southgate has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Southgate is an economically deprived area.

Social Rented (Council)12.7%9.8%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.5%6.6%
Private Rented13.2%12.7%
Rent Free1.7%1.6%

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 more than the national average.

Very Good48.65%46.64%
Very Bad2.04%1.81%

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 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. Southgate also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Southgate are better educated than the average Wales citizen.

No Qualifications23.9%25.9%
Level 112.3%13.3%
Level 215.3%15.7%
Level 313.9%12.3%
Level 425.8%24.5%

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

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