Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Statistics

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

Besthorpe Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureNewark and SherwoodNottinghamshireEngland
Owned35.7%35.7%30.6%
Mortgage35%35.9%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)10.4%9.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4%4.2%8.3%
Private Rented11.6%11.9%15.4%
Other1.3%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.3%1.3%

Besthorpe Immigration Statistics

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

CountryNewark and SherwoodNottinghamshireEngland
United Kingdom95.1%94.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.5%2.3%3.7%
Outside the EU1.9%2.8%9.4%

Besthorpe Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeNewark and SherwoodNottinghamshireEngland
Age 0 to 45.5%5.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.6%8%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.2%5.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419%19.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.3%21.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.2%6.8%6%
Age 65 to 7410.4%9.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.2%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.4%2.3%2.3%
Mean Age41.641.139.3
Median Age434239

Besthorpe 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.

GradeNewark and SherwoodNottinghamshireEngland
AB21.06%21.25%22.96%
C127.92%29.09%30.92%
C223.85%23.04%20.64%
DE27.17%26.62%25.49%

Besthorpe Education Statistics

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

QualificationNewark and SherwoodNottinghamshireEngland
No Qualifications25.1%25.5%22.5%
Level 114.3%14%13.3%
Level 216.1%15.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship4%4.1%3.6%
Level 311.9%12.2%12.4%
Level 424.2%24%27.4%
Other4.5%4.4%5.7%

Besthorpe General Health Statistics

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

HealthNewark and SherwoodNottinghamshireEngland
Very Good44.86%44.80%47.17%
Good34.55%34.40%34.22%
Fair14.70%14.75%13.12%
Bad4.57%4.71%4.25%
Very Bad1.32%1.33%1.25%

Besthorpe Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Besthorpe 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 Besthorpe is both lower than the average for Nottinghamshire and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places.

BenefitNewark and SherwoodNottinghamshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.4%2.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.2%2.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)13.1%13.8%13.5%


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

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