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

Blyth Education Statistics

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

QualificationWaveneySuffolkEngland
No Qualifications29.8%24.3%22.5%
Level 114.2%14.4%13.3%
Level 216.2%16.5%15.2%
Apprenticeship5.4%4.2%3.6%
Level 311.7%11.6%12.4%
Level 417.9%23.5%27.4%
Other4.7%5.5%5.7%

Blyth Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Blyth 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 Blyth is both higher than the average for Suffolk and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitWaveneySuffolkEngland
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%

Blyth Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeWaveneySuffolkEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%5.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.1%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.4%7.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 295%5.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.1%18.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.3%19.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.7%7.1%6%
Age 65 to 7412.1%10.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 848.2%6.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.5%2.8%2.3%
Mean Age43.941.739.3
Median Age454239

Blyth Immigration Statistics

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

CountryWaveneySuffolkEngland
United Kingdom96.2%91.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.5%2.9%3.7%
Outside the EU2%4.9%9.4%

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

GradeWaveneySuffolkEngland
AB14.74%20.50%22.96%
C127.21%30.24%30.92%
C227.43%24.29%20.64%
DE30.63%24.96%25.49%

Blyth General Health Statistics

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

HealthWaveneySuffolkEngland
Very Good41.08%45.89%47.17%
Good36.29%35.73%34.22%
Fair16.09%13.61%13.12%
Bad5.06%3.74%4.25%
Very Bad1.49%1.04%1.25%

Blyth Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureWaveneySuffolkEngland
Owned40.3%35.7%30.6%
Mortgage29.1%31.5%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)8.3%7.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.7%7.2%8.3%
Private Rented13.6%14%15.4%
Other1.3%1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.6%1.3%


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

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