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

St Helen's Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of St Helen's and are from the UK Census of 2011. St Helen's 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.

QualificationHastingsEast SussexEngland
No Qualifications25.4%22.6%22.5%
Level 115.8%14.1%13.3%
Level 217.5%16.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship3%3.5%3.6%
Level 312.1%12%12.4%
Level 421.2%26.2%27.4%
Other5%4.7%5.7%

St Helen's General Health Statistics

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

HealthHastingsEast SussexEngland
Very Good40.50%43.80%47.17%
Good36.24%35.64%34.22%
Fair15.82%14.77%13.12%
Bad5.72%4.48%4.25%
Very Bad1.72%1.31%1.25%

St Helen's Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of St Helen's are from the UK Census of 2011. Since St Helen's 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.

CountryHastingsEast SussexEngland
United Kingdom91.3%91.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.9%2.8%3.7%
Outside the EU5.2%4.7%9.4%

St Helen's 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. St Helen's has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeHastingsEast SussexEngland
AB15.05%22.10%22.96%
C131.31%32.41%30.92%
C222.87%22.89%20.64%
DE30.77%22.60%25.49%

St Helen's Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

St Helen's has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that St Helen's is an economically deprived area.Since all home ownership is lower than the national average and all rented accommodation levels are higher than the national average, this also suggests an area of economic deprivation

TenureHastingsEast SussexEngland
Owned26.9%37.9%30.6%
Mortgage28.3%31.3%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.9%4.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.7%6.3%8.3%
Private Rented27.2%16.3%15.4%
Other1.6%1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.3%1.3%

St Helen's Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in St Helen's 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 St Helen's is both higher than the average for East Sussex 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 St Helen's than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitHastingsEast SussexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.7%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)4%2.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)20.5%12.9%13.5%

St Helen's Age Distribution Statistics

The population of St Helen's as a whole, is older than the national average. However, the population of St Helen's is younger than the East Sussex average.

AgeHastingsEast SussexEngland
Age 0 to 46.2%5.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.1%5.6%
Age 10 to145.9%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.9%7.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.2%4.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.6%17.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.2%20.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.7%7.5%6%
Age 65 to 748.8%11.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.6%7.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.7%3.7%2.3%
Mean Age40.243.639.3
Median Age414539



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

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