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

Downend Immigration Statistics

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

CountryStroudGloucestershireEngland
United Kingdom94.6%92.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.2%2.9%3.7%
Outside the EU2.9%4.3%9.4%

Downend Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Downend and are from the UK Census of 2011. Downend has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Downend also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Downend are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationStroudGloucestershireEngland
No Qualifications18.2%19.6%22.5%
Level 112.9%13.5%13.3%
Level 215.6%16%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.7%4%3.6%
Level 312.2%12.6%12.4%
Level 432.9%29.9%27.4%
Other3.6%4.3%5.7%

Downend Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeStroudGloucestershireEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%5.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.8%8.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.4%5.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419%19.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.1%20.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.4%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 7410.4%9.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.4%6.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.7%2.7%2.3%
Mean Age42.341.339.3
Median Age444239

Downend Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Downend 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 Downend is both lower than the average for Gloucestershire 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 Downend than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitStroudGloucestershireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.8%2.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.8%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.1%10.5%13.5%

Downend 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. Downend has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeStroudGloucestershireEngland
AB29.01%25.38%22.96%
C127.92%30.97%30.92%
C223.52%22.07%20.64%
DE19.54%21.58%25.49%

Downend General Health Statistics

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

HealthStroudGloucestershireEngland
Very Good47.69%47.56%47.17%
Good35.21%35.21%34.22%
Fair12.80%12.78%13.12%
Bad3.35%3.48%4.25%
Very Bad0.94%0.97%1.25%

Downend Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Downend has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Downend is a relatively affluent area.

TenureStroudGloucestershireEngland
Owned38.1%35.5%30.6%
Mortgage35.2%33.9%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)10.1%5.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)2.7%7%8.3%
Private Rented11.1%13.8%15.4%
Other1.1%1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.4%1.3%


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

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