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

Lower Gornal General Health Statistics

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

HealthDudleyEngland
Very Good42.45%47.17%
Good35.76%34.22%
Fair15.28%13.12%
Bad5.09%4.25%
Very Bad1.42%1.25%

Lower Gornal Education Statistics

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

QualificationDudleyEngland
No Qualifications30%22.5%
Level 114.3%13.3%
Level 216.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.5%3.6%
Level 311.9%12.4%
Level 419.2%27.4%
Other4.4%5.7%

Lower Gornal Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeDudleyEngland
Age 0 to 46%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.7%5.6%
Age 10 to145.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.2%6%
Age 65 to 7410.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.3%
Mean Age40.539.3
Median Age4139

Lower Gornal Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureDudleyEngland
Owned34.9%30.6%
Mortgage33.8%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)16.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3%8.3%
Private Rented8.4%15.4%
Other0.8%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.3%

Lower Gornal Immigration Statistics

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

CountryDudleyEngland
United Kingdom94.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries0.9%3.7%
Outside the EU4.1%9.4%

Lower Gornal Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitDudleyEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)16.2%13.5%

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

GradeDudleyEngland
AB16.95%22.96%
C128.99%30.92%
C226.05%20.64%
DE28.00%25.49%


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

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