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

Assington Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Assington 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 Assington is both lower than the average for Suffolk 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 Assington than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitBaberghSuffolkEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.5%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.3%11.3%13.5%

Assington Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeBaberghSuffolkEngland
Age 0 to 45.1%5.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to146.2%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.4%7.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.3%5.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.1%18.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.1%19.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 648%7.1%6%
Age 65 to 7411.4%10.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.1%6.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.9%2.8%2.3%
Mean Age43.141.739.3
Median Age454239

Assington 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.

GradeBaberghSuffolkEngland
AB23.87%20.50%22.96%
C130.38%30.24%30.92%
C224.43%24.29%20.64%
DE21.32%24.96%25.49%

Assington General Health Statistics

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

HealthBaberghSuffolkEngland
Very Good46.59%45.89%47.17%
Good35.83%35.73%34.22%
Fair13.25%13.61%13.12%
Bad3.45%3.74%4.25%
Very Bad0.89%1.04%1.25%

Assington Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureBaberghSuffolkEngland
Owned39.6%35.7%30.6%
Mortgage32.3%31.5%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)8.9%7.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.2%7.2%8.3%
Private Rented10.7%14%15.4%
Other1.8%1.6%1.4%
Rent Free2%1.6%1.3%

Assington Immigration Statistics

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

CountryBaberghSuffolkEngland
United Kingdom95%91.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.8%2.9%3.7%
Outside the EU2.7%4.9%9.4%

Assington Education Statistics

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

QualificationBaberghSuffolkEngland
No Qualifications22.8%24.3%22.5%
Level 114.5%14.4%13.3%
Level 217.5%16.5%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.9%4.2%3.6%
Level 311.6%11.6%12.4%
Level 425.8%23.5%27.4%
Other3.9%5.5%5.7%



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

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