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

North Common Education Statistics

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

QualificationLewesEast SussexEngland
No Qualifications21.5%22.6%22.5%
Level 113.8%14.1%13.3%
Level 215.7%16.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.4%3.5%3.6%
Level 311.8%12%12.4%
Level 429.4%26.2%27.4%
Other4.4%4.7%5.7%

North Common Immigration Statistics

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

CountryLewesEast SussexEngland
United Kingdom92.5%91.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.4%2.8%3.7%
Outside the EU4.4%4.7%9.4%

North Common 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.

GradeLewesEast SussexEngland
AB25.18%22.10%22.96%
C132.79%32.41%30.92%
C222.30%22.89%20.64%
DE19.72%22.60%25.49%

North Common Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in North Common 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 North Common is both lower than the average for East Sussex and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in North Common than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitLewesEast SussexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.8%2.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.9%12.9%13.5%

North Common Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureLewesEast SussexEngland
Owned39.8%37.9%30.6%
Mortgage32.8%31.3%32.8%
Shared0.7%0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)7.6%4.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.3%6.3%8.3%
Private Rented13.2%16.3%15.4%
Other1.3%1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%1.3%

North Common General Health Statistics

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

HealthLewesEast SussexEngland
Very Good44.84%43.80%47.17%
Good35.52%35.64%34.22%
Fair14.26%14.77%13.12%
Bad4.17%4.48%4.25%
Very Bad1.21%1.31%1.25%

North Common Age Distribution Statistics

The population of North Common as a whole, is older than the national average.

AgeLewesEast SussexEngland
Age 0 to 45.2%5.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.3%5.1%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.9%7.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.7%4.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.3%17.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.1%20.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.4%7.5%6%
Age 65 to 7411.2%11.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.9%7.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.6%3.7%2.3%
Mean Age43.743.639.3
Median Age454539



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

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