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

Rugeley Immigration Statistics

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

CountryCannock ChaseStaffordshireEngland
United Kingdom97.5%95.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1%1.6%3.7%
Outside the EU1.2%2.5%9.4%

Rugeley Education Statistics

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

QualificationCannock ChaseStaffordshireEngland
No Qualifications28.2%24.8%22.5%
Level 116.3%14%13.3%
Level 217.8%16.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.6%3.8%3.6%
Level 312.7%12.7%12.4%
Level 417.2%24%27.4%
Other4.2%4.4%5.7%

Rugeley Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Rugeley as a whole, is older than the national average. However, the population of Rugeley is younger than the Staffordshire average.

AgeCannock ChaseStaffordshireEngland
Age 0 to 46%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.4%8.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.3%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.9%19.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.4%20.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.3%7%6%
Age 65 to 749.1%10.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.1%5.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.9%2.2%2.3%
Mean Age39.641.339.3
Median Age404239

Rugeley Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureCannock ChaseStaffordshireEngland
Owned30.5%36.2%30.6%
Mortgage38.7%36.1%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)13%5.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.9%9%8.3%
Private Rented11.1%10.1%15.4%
Other1.1%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.2%1.3%

Rugeley General Health Statistics

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

HealthCannock ChaseStaffordshireEngland
Very Good43.74%45.32%47.17%
Good35.02%35.18%34.22%
Fair14.46%13.84%13.12%
Bad5.25%4.38%4.25%
Very Bad1.52%1.28%1.25%

Rugeley Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Rugeley 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.

BenefitCannock ChaseStaffordshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.9%2.2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.5%2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)14.7%11.6%13.5%

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

GradeCannock ChaseStaffordshireEngland
AB14.52%21.22%22.96%
C127.87%29.71%30.92%
C228.47%23.66%20.64%
DE29.14%25.41%25.49%


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

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