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

Marston 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.

GradeStaffordStaffordshireEngland
AB26.03%21.22%22.96%
C132.98%29.71%30.92%
C219.77%23.66%20.64%
DE21.21%25.41%25.49%

Marston Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitStaffordStaffordshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.8%2.2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.8%2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.7%11.6%13.5%

Marston Immigration Statistics

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

CountryStaffordStaffordshireEngland
United Kingdom93.9%95.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.9%1.6%3.7%
Outside the EU3.6%2.5%9.4%

Marston Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Marston and are from the UK Census of 2011. Marston 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. Marston also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Marston are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationStaffordStaffordshireEngland
No Qualifications20.4%24.8%22.5%
Level 112.7%14%13.3%
Level 215.8%16.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.5%3.8%3.6%
Level 312.9%12.7%12.4%
Level 430.3%24%27.4%
Other4.4%4.4%5.7%

Marston Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeStaffordStaffordshireEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.1%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to145.5%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.5%8.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.4%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.4%19.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.9%20.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 647%7%6%
Age 65 to 7410.7%10.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.1%5.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.5%2.2%2.3%
Mean Age41.841.339.3
Median Age434239

Marston General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Marston. The percentage of residents in Marston rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

HealthStaffordStaffordshireEngland
Very Good46.13%45.32%47.17%
Good35.59%35.18%34.22%
Fair13.23%13.84%13.12%
Bad3.91%4.38%4.25%
Very Bad1.14%1.28%1.25%

Marston Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureStaffordStaffordshireEngland
Owned36.4%36.2%30.6%
Mortgage35.2%36.1%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)4.3%5.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.3%9%8.3%
Private Rented11.2%10.1%15.4%
Other1.7%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.2%1.3%


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

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