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If you are thinking of moving to Shelton 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 Shelton to figures for City of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Shelton is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Shelton Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeStoke-on-TrentEngland
Age 0 to 46.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.7%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 2410.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 297.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420%20.6%
Age 45 to 5918.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.9%6%
Age 65 to 748.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.9%2.3%
Mean Age38.539.3
Median Age3839

Shelton General Health Statistics

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

HealthStoke-on-TrentEngland
Very Good41.97%47.17%
Good34.66%34.22%
Fair15.33%13.12%
Bad6.17%4.25%
Very Bad1.87%1.25%

Shelton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Shelton has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Shelton is an economically deprived area.

TenureStoke-on-TrentEngland
Owned28.5%30.6%
Mortgage31%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)18.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.8%8.3%
Private Rented13.2%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.7%1.3%

Shelton Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Shelton 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 Shelton is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in Shelton than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitStoke-on-TrentEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)4.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)20.1%13.5%

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

GradeStoke-on-TrentEngland
AB10.71%22.96%
C126.10%30.92%
C224.42%20.64%
DE38.77%25.49%

Shelton Immigration Statistics

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

CountryStoke-on-TrentEngland
United Kingdom91.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.9%3.7%
Outside the EU6.2%9.4%

Shelton Education Statistics

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

QualificationStoke-on-TrentEngland
No Qualifications33.8%22.5%
Level 114.4%13.3%
Level 215.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.5%3.6%
Level 311.9%12.4%
Level 415.5%27.4%
Other5%5.7%



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

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