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

Downside Education Statistics

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

QualificationEastbourneEast SussexEngland
No Qualifications23.2%22.6%22.5%
Level 113.8%14.1%13.3%
Level 216.6%16.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.5%3.5%3.6%
Level 312.6%12%12.4%
Level 424.4%26.2%27.4%
Other5.8%4.7%5.7%

Downside Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureEastbourneEast SussexEngland
Owned33.5%37.9%30.6%
Mortgage28.3%31.3%32.8%
Shared0.7%0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)7.4%4.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.8%6.3%8.3%
Private Rented21.7%16.3%15.4%
Other1.7%1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%1.3%

Downside 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.

GradeEastbourneEast SussexEngland
AB18.71%22.10%22.96%
C133.21%32.41%30.92%
C221.94%22.89%20.64%
DE26.14%22.60%25.49%

Downside Immigration Statistics

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

CountryEastbourneEast SussexEngland
United Kingdom88%91.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.9%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries4.9%2.8%3.7%
Outside the EU6.2%4.7%9.4%

Downside Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Downside as a whole, is older than the national average. However, the population of Downside is younger than the East Sussex average.

AgeEastbourneEast SussexEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%5.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.9%5.1%5.6%
Age 10 to145.4%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.7%7.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.1%4.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.3%17.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5918.4%20.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.7%7.5%6%
Age 65 to 7410.1%11.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 848.1%7.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over4.2%3.7%2.3%
Mean Age42.843.639.3
Median Age434539

Downside General Health Statistics

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

HealthEastbourneEast SussexEngland
Very Good43.07%43.80%47.17%
Good35.40%35.64%34.22%
Fair15.34%14.77%13.12%
Bad4.74%4.48%4.25%
Very Bad1.45%1.31%1.25%

Downside Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Downside 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.

BenefitEastbourneEast SussexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.2%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.7%2.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)15%12.9%13.5%


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

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