Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Statistics

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

Rock General Health Statistics

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

HealthWyre ForestWorcestershireEngland
Very Good43.61%46.47%47.17%
Good35.19%34.87%34.22%
Fair15.19%13.50%13.12%
Bad4.64%3.99%4.25%
Very Bad1.36%1.16%1.25%

Rock Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeWyre ForestWorcestershireEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%5.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to145.5%5.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.4%7.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.4%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.9%19.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920%20.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 648%7.2%6%
Age 65 to 7411.8%10.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.5%6.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.6%2.3%
Mean Age42.741.839.3
Median Age444339

Rock Immigration Statistics

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

CountryWyre ForestWorcestershireEngland
United Kingdom96.1%94.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.7%2.4%3.7%
Outside the EU1.8%2.9%9.4%

Rock Education Statistics

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

QualificationWyre ForestWorcestershireEngland
No Qualifications27.8%23%22.5%
Level 114.2%13.3%13.3%
Level 216.1%15.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.8%3.9%3.6%
Level 311.4%12.1%12.4%
Level 422.1%27.2%27.4%
Other4.6%4.6%5.7%

Rock Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureWyre ForestWorcestershireEngland
Owned37.7%35.9%30.6%
Mortgage33%35%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)6.7%5.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.7%9.2%8.3%
Private Rented12%11.3%15.4%
Other1.2%1.1%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.2%1.3%

Rock 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.

GradeWyre ForestWorcestershireEngland
AB18.58%24.20%22.96%
C128.34%29.81%30.92%
C224.91%22.60%20.64%
DE28.17%23.39%25.49%

Rock Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitWyre ForestWorcestershireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.4%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.4%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)14.4%11.5%13.5%


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

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