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

Ashwood Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSouth StaffordshireStaffordshireEngland
Owned40.1%36.2%30.6%
Mortgage35.7%36.1%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.5%5.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.5%9%8.3%
Private Rented7.6%10.1%15.4%
Other0.9%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.2%1.3%

Ashwood 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.

GradeSouth StaffordshireStaffordshireEngland
AB24.70%21.22%22.96%
C132.40%29.71%30.92%
C224.11%23.66%20.64%
DE18.79%25.41%25.49%

Ashwood General Health Statistics

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

HealthSouth StaffordshireStaffordshireEngland
Very Good45.34%45.32%47.17%
Good35.50%35.18%34.22%
Fair13.78%13.84%13.12%
Bad4.10%4.38%4.25%
Very Bad1.27%1.28%1.25%

Ashwood Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Ashwood 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 Ashwood than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitSouth StaffordshireStaffordshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.2%2.2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.4%2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.7%11.6%13.5%

Ashwood Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSouth StaffordshireStaffordshireEngland
Age 0 to 44.5%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.8%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.9%8.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.6%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.8%19.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.4%20.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.6%7%6%
Age 65 to 7411.8%10.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.6%5.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.4%2.2%2.3%
Mean Age43.241.339.3
Median Age454239

Ashwood Education Statistics

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

QualificationSouth StaffordshireStaffordshireEngland
No Qualifications24%24.8%22.5%
Level 113.9%14%13.3%
Level 216.5%16.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship4%3.8%3.6%
Level 312.5%12.7%12.4%
Level 425.1%24%27.4%
Other3.9%4.4%5.7%

Ashwood Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySouth StaffordshireStaffordshireEngland
United Kingdom97.2%95.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries0.7%1.6%3.7%
Outside the EU1.7%2.5%9.4%



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

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