If you are thinking of moving to Southwater 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 Southwater to figures for West Sussex and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Southwater is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Southwater Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Southwater as a whole, is older than the national average.
|Age 0 to 4||5.4%||5.8%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.5%||5.4%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||6.5%||5.7%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||4%||3.6%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||6.3%||7.2%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||4.5%||5.5%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||19.2%||19.4%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||22.2%||20.2%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||6.9%||6.7%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||10%||10.1%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||6.6%||7.2%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.8%||3.3%||2.3%|
Southwater Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Southwater and are from the UK Census of 2011.
Southwater Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Southwater are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Southwater 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||0.6%||0.6%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||2.5%||3.4%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||5%||6.1%||9.4%|
Southwater Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Southwater 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 Southwater 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 Southwater than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||1.3%||1.8%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||1.2%||1.8%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||7.1%||9.7%||13.5%|
Southwater General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Southwater. The percentage of residents in Southwater rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Southwater rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Southwater is generally better than in the average person in England.
Southwater Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Southwater has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Southwater is a relatively affluent area.
|Social Rented (Council)||1.2%||4.9%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||10.3%||7.9%||8.3%|
Southwater 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. Southwater has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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