Socio-economic statistics for Basford, Staffordshire

Socio-economic statistics for Basford, Staffordshire
Socio-economic statistics for Basford, Staffordshire

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

Basford Education Statistics

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

QualificationNewcastle-under-LymeEngland
No Qualifications26.8%22.5%
Level 112.7%13.3%
Level 215.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.9%3.6%
Level 314.5%12.4%
Level 422.5%27.4%
Other4%5.7%

Basford Age Distribution Statistics

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

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AgeNewcastle-under-LymeEngland
Age 0 to 45.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.1%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 2411.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.8%6%
Age 65 to 749.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.3%2.3%
Mean Age40.839.3
Median Age4139

Basford General Health Statistics

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

HealthNewcastle-under-LymeEngland
Very Good44.65%47.17%
Good34.48%34.22%
Fair14.37%13.12%
Bad5.10%4.25%
Very Bad1.40%1.25%

Basford 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.

GradeNewcastle-under-LymeEngland
AB18.94%22.96%
C129.05%30.92%
C223.34%20.64%
DE28.67%25.49%

Basford Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment figures as a percentage of the working population and has no further plans to do so. They do however publish the number of Universal Credit claimants in every local district council. We have taken the LDC that includes and compared it to the nearest councils. Please be aware that Universal Credit is a in and out of work benefit. Therefore these figures are an indicator of BOTH unemployment and underemployment.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Basford are dated . They are the last published statistics of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.

BenefitNewcastle-under-LymeStaffordshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.6%2.2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.7%2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)13.1%11.6%13.5%

Basford rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Basford Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureNewcastle-under-LymeEngland
Owned35.2%30.6%
Mortgage33.9%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)6.5%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.3%8.3%
Private Rented9.4%15.4%
Other1.1%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%

Basford Immigration Statistics

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

CountryNewcastle-under-LymeEngland
United Kingdom95%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.3%3.7%
Outside the EU3.4%9.4%

What is the population of Basford and Newcastle-under-Lyme?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Newcastle-under-Lyme including Basford. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

WardPopulation
Audley8557
Bradwell8730
Clayton2962
Crackley & Red Street6225
Cross Heath5607
Holditch & Chesterton6277
Keele5159
Kidsgrove & Ravenscliffe8818
Knutton3261
Loggerheads4363
Madeley & Betley5548
Maer & Whitmore2640
May Bank8735
Newchapel & Mow Cop5645
Silverdale5848
Talke & Butt Lane9201
Thistleberry5789
Town6569
Westbury Park & Northwood4899
Westlands8239
Wolstanton6538
Newcastle-under-Lyme Total129610



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


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