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

Littlehampton Immigration Statistics

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

CountryArunWest SussexEngland
United Kingdom91.4%89.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries4.3%3.4%3.7%
Outside the EU3.7%6.1%9.4%

Littlehampton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureArunWest SussexEngland
Owned42.8%36.4%30.6%
Mortgage31%34.2%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)4.8%4.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4%7.9%8.3%
Private Rented14.1%13.1%15.4%
Other1.2%1.3%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.4%1.3%

Littlehampton 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.

GradeArunWest SussexEngland
AB19.50%25.07%22.96%
C132.02%33.63%30.92%
C223.75%21.45%20.64%
DE24.73%19.85%25.49%

Littlehampton Education Statistics

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

QualificationArunWest SussexEngland
No Qualifications24.9%20%22.5%
Level 114.2%14.2%13.3%
Level 216.8%17%15.2%
Apprenticeship4%3.6%3.6%
Level 311.6%12.3%12.4%
Level 422.8%27.8%27.4%
Other5.9%5.2%5.7%

Littlehampton Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Littlehampton as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Littlehampton is also older than the West Sussex average, making Littlehampton a older persons location.

AgeArunWest SussexEngland
Age 0 to 44.9%5.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.7%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145%5.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.2%3.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.1%7.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.9%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417%19.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.4%20.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.6%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 7412.9%10.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 849.1%7.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over4.4%3.3%2.3%
Mean Age45.542.339.3
Median Age474339

Littlehampton Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Littlehampton 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Littlehampton than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitArunWest SussexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.2%1.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.4%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.9%9.7%13.5%

Littlehampton General Health Statistics

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

HealthArunWest SussexEngland
Very Good41.98%46.97%47.17%
Good36.77%35.49%34.22%
Fair15.58%12.99%13.12%
Bad4.42%3.55%4.25%
Very Bad1.25%1.00%1.25%


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

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