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

Priory Heath General Health Statistics

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

HealthIpswichSuffolkEngland
Very Good45.56%45.89%47.17%
Good35.84%35.73%34.22%
Fair13.53%13.61%13.12%
Bad3.92%3.74%4.25%
Very Bad1.14%1.04%1.25%

Priory Heath Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Priory Heath has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Priory Heath is an economically deprived area.

TenureIpswichSuffolkEngland
Owned25.7%35.7%30.6%
Mortgage31%31.5%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)14.2%7.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.4%7.2%8.3%
Private Rented18.7%14%15.4%
Other1.2%1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.6%1.3%

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

GradeIpswichSuffolkEngland
AB17.19%20.50%22.96%
C128.19%30.24%30.92%
C223.04%24.29%20.64%
DE31.58%24.96%25.49%

Priory Heath Education Statistics

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

QualificationIpswichSuffolkEngland
No Qualifications25.8%24.3%22.5%
Level 115.9%14.4%13.3%
Level 216.3%16.5%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.8%4.2%3.6%
Level 311.4%11.6%12.4%
Level 420.6%23.5%27.4%
Other6.2%5.5%5.7%

Priory Heath Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitIpswichSuffolkEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.3%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)15.1%11.3%13.5%

Priory Heath Immigration Statistics

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

CountryIpswichSuffolkEngland
United Kingdom88.2%91.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries5%2.9%3.7%
Outside the EU6.5%4.9%9.4%

Priory Heath Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Priory Heath as a whole, is younger than the national average. However, population of Priory Heath is older than the Suffolk average.

AgeIpswichSuffolkEngland
Age 0 to 46.9%5.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.7%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.9%7.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 298.2%5.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.4%18.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5918.3%19.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.4%7.1%6%
Age 65 to 747.2%10.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.3%6.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.3%2.8%2.3%
Mean Age3841.739.3
Median Age364239



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

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