Socio-economic statistics for Ashton upon Mersey, Trafford
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If you are thinking of moving to Ashton upon Mersey 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 Ashton upon Mersey to figures for Trafford and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Ashton upon Mersey is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Ashton upon Mersey Age Distribution Statistics

AgeTraffordEngland
Age 0 to 46.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.2%5.6%
Age 10 to146.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.7%6%
Age 65 to 748.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.3%
Mean Age39.339.3
Median Age3939

Ashton upon Mersey Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Ashton upon Mersey 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Ashton upon Mersey than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitTraffordEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)12%13.5%

Ashton upon Mersey General Health Statistics

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

HealthTraffordEngland
Very Good50.97%47.17%
Good31.64%34.22%
Fair12.16%13.12%
Bad4.09%4.25%
Very Bad1.13%1.25%

Ashton upon Mersey 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. Ashton upon Mersey has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeTraffordEngland
AB30.08%22.96%
C132.84%30.92%
C216.71%20.64%
DE20.38%25.49%

Ashton upon Mersey Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Ashton upon Mersey are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Ashton upon Mersey 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.

CountryTraffordEngland
United Kingdom88.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.4%3.7%
Outside the EU7.2%9.4%

Ashton upon Mersey Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Ashton upon Mersey and are from the UK Census of 2011. Ashton upon Mersey has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Ashton upon Mersey also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Ashton upon Mersey are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationTraffordEngland
No Qualifications18.6%22.5%
Level 112.4%13.3%
Level 215.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.4%3.6%
Level 311.7%12.4%
Level 433.8%27.4%
Other4.3%5.7%

Ashton upon Mersey Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureTraffordEngland
Owned32.1%30.6%
Mortgage37.2%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)4.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)11.8%8.3%
Private Rented11.8%15.4%
Other0.9%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.3%


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

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