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

Newton General Health Statistics

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

HealthKetteringNorthamptonshireEngland
Very Good46.04%46.83%47.17%
Good36.34%36.00%34.22%
Fair12.88%12.61%13.12%
Bad3.72%3.55%4.25%
Very Bad1.01%1.02%1.25%

Newton Education Statistics

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

QualificationKetteringNorthamptonshireEngland
No Qualifications22.8%22.3%22.5%
Level 115.5%15.2%13.3%
Level 217%16.6%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.3%4.1%3.6%
Level 311.8%11.9%12.4%
Level 423.3%24.1%27.4%
Other5.3%5.8%5.7%

Newton Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeKetteringNorthamptonshireEngland
Age 0 to 46.7%6.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 96%6%5.6%
Age 10 to146%6.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.5%8%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.2%6.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.5%21.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.6%20.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.6%6.4%6%
Age 65 to 748.7%8.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.1%4.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.3%2%2.3%
Mean Age39.539.139.3
Median Age403939

Newton 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.

GradeKetteringNorthamptonshireEngland
AB20.38%21.29%22.96%
C129.51%30.16%30.92%
C224.39%22.47%20.64%
DE25.73%26.08%25.49%

Newton Immigration Statistics

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

CountryKetteringNorthamptonshireEngland
United Kingdom91.5%89.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.8%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.5%4.3%3.7%
Outside the EU4.5%5.8%9.4%

Newton Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitKetteringNorthamptonshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.4%3.2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.1%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)12.9%12.1%13.5%

Newton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureKetteringNorthamptonshireEngland
Owned30.4%29.1%30.6%
Mortgage39%38.7%32.8%
Shared0.9%0.9%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)8.8%8.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.2%6.9%8.3%
Private Rented13.9%13.4%15.4%
Other1.3%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.3%1.3%


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

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