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

Shirland 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.

GradeNorth East DerbyshireDerbyshireEngland
AB19.57%20.43%22.96%
C129.03%28.05%30.92%
C225.03%24.65%20.64%
DE26.37%26.87%25.49%

Shirland Immigration Statistics

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

CountryNorth East DerbyshireDerbyshireEngland
United Kingdom97.6%96.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries0.8%1.2%3.7%
Outside the EU1.4%1.8%9.4%

Shirland Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeNorth East DerbyshireDerbyshireEngland
Age 0 to 44.8%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to145.4%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.4%7.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.8%5.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.2%19.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.8%21.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.7%7.1%6%
Age 65 to 7411.8%10.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.8%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.4%2.3%
Mean Age43.341.639.3
Median Age454339

Shirland General Health Statistics

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

HealthNorth East DerbyshireDerbyshireEngland
Very Good42.95%44.39%47.17%
Good34.26%34.51%34.22%
Fair15.89%14.92%13.12%
Bad5.37%4.83%4.25%
Very Bad1.52%1.34%1.25%

Shirland Education Statistics

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

QualificationNorth East DerbyshireDerbyshireEngland
No Qualifications26.9%25.7%22.5%
Level 114.2%14.1%13.3%
Level 216.6%16.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.4%4.3%3.6%
Level 311.9%12.1%12.4%
Level 422.2%23.7%27.4%
Other3.8%3.9%5.7%

Shirland Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureNorth East DerbyshireDerbyshireEngland
Owned38.2%35.9%30.6%
Mortgage32.6%35.1%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)18.1%10.5%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)2.2%4.8%8.3%
Private Rented6.5%10.8%15.4%
Other0.9%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free0.9%1.3%1.3%

Shirland Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Shirland 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.

BenefitNorth East DerbyshireDerbyshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.6%2.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.2%2.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)13.5%13.1%13.5%


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

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