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

Longford General Health Statistics

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

HealthTelford and WrekinEngland
Very Good45.87%47.17%
Good34.32%34.22%
Fair13.57%13.12%
Bad4.81%4.25%
Very Bad1.42%1.25%

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

GradeTelford and WrekinEngland
AB17.99%22.96%
C128.30%30.92%
C222.94%20.64%
DE30.77%25.49%

Longford Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeTelford and WrekinEngland
Age 0 to 46.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 96%5.6%
Age 10 to146.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.2%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646%6%
Age 65 to 748.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.6%2.3%
Mean Age38.139.3
Median Age3839

Longford Immigration Statistics

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

CountryTelford and WrekinEngland
United Kingdom92.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries3%3.7%
Outside the EU3.9%9.4%

Longford Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureTelford and WrekinEngland
Owned27.2%30.6%
Mortgage36.5%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)8.1%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)11.6%8.3%
Private Rented13.6%15.4%
Other1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

Longford Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitTelford and WrekinEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.5%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)16.2%13.5%

Longford Education Statistics

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

QualificationTelford and WrekinEngland
No Qualifications24.6%22.5%
Level 115.1%13.3%
Level 217.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.3%3.6%
Level 313%12.4%
Level 420.9%27.4%
Other5.1%5.7%



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

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