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If you are thinking of moving to Wells-Next-The-Sea 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 Wells-Next-The-Sea to figures for Norfolk and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Wells-Next-The-Sea is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Wells-Next-The-Sea Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Wells-Next-The-Sea as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Wells-Next-The-Sea is also older than the Norfolk average, making Wells-Next-The-Sea a older persons location.

AgeNorth NorfolkNorfolkEngland
Age 0 to 44.3%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.1%4.9%5.6%
Age 10 to144.9%5.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.4%3.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.4%8.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.2%5.8%6.9%
Age 30 to 4414.4%18%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.6%19.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 649.1%7.4%6%
Age 65 to 7414.6%11.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 8410.1%7.4%5.5%
Age 85 and over4.1%3%2.3%
Mean Age47.542.739.3
Median Age514339

Wells-Next-The-Sea Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Wells-Next-The-Sea are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Wells-Next-The-Sea 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.

CountryNorth NorfolkNorfolkEngland
United Kingdom95.9%92.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.7%3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU2.1%3.6%9.4%

Wells-Next-The-Sea General Health Statistics

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

HealthNorth NorfolkNorfolkEngland
Very Good38.92%42.70%47.17%
Good37.77%36.62%34.22%
Fair17.15%15.06%13.12%
Bad4.77%4.37%4.25%
Very Bad1.39%1.25%1.25%

Wells-Next-The-Sea Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureNorth NorfolkNorfolkEngland
Owned45.8%37.2%30.6%
Mortgage24.3%29.7%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.4%7.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.4%8.6%8.3%
Private Rented13%13.4%15.4%
Other1.4%1.6%1.4%
Rent Free2.1%1.6%1.3%

Wells-Next-The-Sea 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. Wells-Next-The-Sea has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeNorth NorfolkNorfolkEngland
AB17.54%18.49%22.96%
C127.14%29.55%30.92%
C228.57%24.92%20.64%
DE26.74%27.04%25.49%

Wells-Next-The-Sea Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Wells-Next-The-Sea and are from the UK Census of 2011. Wells-Next-The-Sea 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.

QualificationNorth NorfolkNorfolkEngland
No Qualifications27.5%26.3%22.5%
Level 114.1%14.3%13.3%
Level 216.2%16.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.7%4.2%3.6%
Level 310.5%11.8%12.4%
Level 422.3%21.9%27.4%
Other4.7%5.3%5.7%

Wells-Next-The-Sea Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Wells-Next-The-Sea 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 Wells-Next-The-Sea 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.

BenefitNorth NorfolkNorfolkEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.3%3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.2%2.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)12.4%13.2%13.5%


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

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