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

Stoke-on-Trent 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. Stoke-on-Trent 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%

Stoke-on-Trent Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Stoke-on-Trent as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Stoke-on-Trent is also older than the average, making Stoke-on-Trent 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

Stoke-on-Trent Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Stoke-on-Trent and are from the UK Census of 2011. Stoke-on-Trent 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%

Stoke-on-Trent Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Stoke-on-Trent has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Stoke-on-Trent 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%

Stoke-on-Trent Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Stoke-on-Trent are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Stoke-on-Trent 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%

Stoke-on-Trent General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Stoke-on-Trent. The percentage of residents in Stoke-on-Trent rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Stoke-on-Trent rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Stoke-on-Trent 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%

Stoke-on-Trent Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Stoke-on-Trent 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 Stoke-on-Trent 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 Stoke-on-Trent 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%


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

Do you live in Stoke-on-Trent? Let us know what you think in the comments below.


  • John Lord

    There is no hiding the fact that on all the key metrics Stoke on Trent
    is lagging behind the national average. The main issue appears to be
    poor educational standards. These translate into low esteem and low
    values and it has become a vicious circle. The cycle can only be broken
    by a massive push to change peoples attitudes and motivate them to
    change and improve their lives. Stoke electorate has voted out the old
    labour council. Has the new regime got the vision and nous to grab this
    problem by the scruff of the neck and tackle it head on? Will Central
    Government support them with the finance and resources that are needed?

  • lordyj

    There is no hiding the fact that on all the key metrics Stoke on Trent is lagging behind the national average. The main issue appears to be poor educational standards. These translate into low esteem and low values and it has become a vicious circle. The cycle can only be broken by a massive push to change peoples attitudes and motivate them to change and improve their lives. Stoke electorate has voted out the old labour council. Has the new regime got the vision and nous to grab this problem by the scruff of the neck and tackle it head on? Will Central Government support them with the finance and resources that are needed?