Socio-economic statistics for Wangford, Suffolk

Socio-economic statistics for Wangford, Suffolk
Socio-economic statistics for Wangford, Suffolk

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

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

How grim is your Postcode?

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Wangford 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Wangford is both higher than the average for Suffolk and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.6%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.6%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)16.6%11.3%13.5%

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

Wangford Immigration Statistics

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

United Kingdom96.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.5%3.7%
Outside the EU2%9.4%

Wangford Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 45.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.1%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 295%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.1%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.3%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.7%6%
Age 65 to 7412.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 848.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.5%2.3%
Mean Age43.939.3
Median Age4539

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


Wangford General Health Statistics

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

Very Good41.08%47.17%
Very Bad1.49%1.25%

Wangford Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications29.8%22.5%
Level 114.2%13.3%
Level 216.2%15.2%
Level 311.7%12.4%
Level 417.9%27.4%

Wangford Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Social Rented (Council)8.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.7%8.3%
Private Rented13.6%15.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%

What is the population of Wangford and East Suffolk?

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

East Suffolk Total0

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

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