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

Royal Military Canal 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.

GradeRotherEast SussexEngland
AB22.37%22.10%22.96%
C132.31%32.41%30.92%
C224.04%22.89%20.64%
DE21.28%22.60%25.49%

Royal Military Canal Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Royal Military Canal are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Royal Military Canal 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.

CountryRotherEast SussexEngland
United Kingdom93.6%91.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.8%2.8%3.7%
Outside the EU3.9%4.7%9.4%

Royal Military Canal Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureRotherEast SussexEngland
Owned45.4%37.9%30.6%
Mortgage28.1%31.3%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.7%4.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8.6%6.3%8.3%
Private Rented12.7%16.3%15.4%
Other1.4%1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.3%1.3%

Royal Military Canal Education Statistics

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

QualificationRotherEast SussexEngland
No Qualifications24.7%22.6%22.5%
Level 113.8%14.1%13.3%
Level 216.5%16.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.8%3.5%3.6%
Level 311.2%12%12.4%
Level 425.5%26.2%27.4%
Other4.6%4.7%5.7%

Royal Military Canal Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Royal Military Canal as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Royal Military Canal is also older than the East Sussex average, making Royal Military Canal a older persons location.

AgeRotherEast SussexEngland
Age 0 to 44.4%5.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.5%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%7.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 293.7%4.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4414.4%17.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.5%20.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 648.8%7.5%6%
Age 65 to 7413.5%11.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 849.8%7.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over5.1%3.7%2.3%
Mean Age47.243.639.3
Median Age504539

Royal Military Canal Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Royal Military Canal 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 Royal Military Canal 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.

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

Royal Military Canal General Health Statistics

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

HealthRotherEast SussexEngland
Very Good40.55%43.80%47.17%
Good36.60%35.64%34.22%
Fair16.51%14.77%13.12%
Bad4.93%4.48%4.25%
Very Bad1.41%1.31%1.25%


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

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