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

New Sharlston Immigration Statistics

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

CountryWakefieldEngland
United Kingdom94.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.4%3.7%
Outside the EU2.8%9.4%

New Sharlston Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in New Sharlston 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 New Sharlston is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in New Sharlston than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitWakefieldEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)17.8%13.5%

New Sharlston Education Statistics

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

QualificationWakefieldEngland
No Qualifications31.1%22.5%
Level 114.6%13.3%
Level 216.1%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.4%3.6%
Level 310.6%12.4%
Level 418.3%27.4%
Other4.9%5.7%

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

GradeWakefieldEngland
AB14.85%22.96%
C127.03%30.92%
C224.28%20.64%
DE33.84%25.49%

New Sharlston General Health Statistics

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

HealthWakefieldEngland
Very Good42.75%47.17%
Good34.04%34.22%
Fair15.53%13.12%
Bad5.99%4.25%
Very Bad1.70%1.25%

New Sharlston Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureWakefieldEngland
Owned29%30.6%
Mortgage34.6%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)17.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.4%8.3%
Private Rented10.2%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free0.9%1.3%

New Sharlston Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeWakefieldEngland
Age 0 to 46%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.5%6%
Age 65 to 749.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.1%2.3%
Mean Age40.239.3
Median Age4139



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

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