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

Westgate Street Immigration Statistics

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

CountryBroadlandNorfolkEngland
United Kingdom95.8%92.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.4%3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU2.5%3.6%9.4%

Westgate Street Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Westgate Street 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 Westgate Street 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 Westgate Street than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitBroadlandNorfolkEngland
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%

Westgate Street Education Statistics

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

QualificationBroadlandNorfolkEngland
No Qualifications22.9%26.3%22.5%
Level 114.8%14.3%13.3%
Level 217.5%16.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship5.5%4.2%3.6%
Level 312%11.8%12.4%
Level 423.2%21.9%27.4%
Other4.3%5.3%5.7%

Westgate Street 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.

GradeBroadlandNorfolkEngland
AB21.38%18.49%22.96%
C133.12%29.55%30.92%
C225.95%24.92%20.64%
DE19.55%27.04%25.49%

Westgate Street Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Westgate Street has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Westgate Street is a relatively affluent area.

TenureBroadlandNorfolkEngland
Owned43.3%37.2%30.6%
Mortgage36.1%29.7%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)0.9%7.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.7%8.6%8.3%
Private Rented9.1%13.4%15.4%
Other1.2%1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.6%1.3%

Westgate Street Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeBroadlandNorfolkEngland
Age 0 to 44.9%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%4.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.4%8.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.3%5.8%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.6%18%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.3%19.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.8%7.4%6%
Age 65 to 7411.6%11.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.6%7.4%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.1%3%2.3%
Mean Age43.942.739.3
Median Age454339

Westgate Street General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Westgate Street. The percentage of residents in Westgate Street rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

HealthBroadlandNorfolkEngland
Very Good44.30%42.70%47.17%
Good36.99%36.62%34.22%
Fair14.02%15.06%13.12%
Bad3.61%4.37%4.25%
Very Bad1.08%1.25%1.25%


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

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