Socio-economic statistics for Battledown, Gloucestershire

Socio-economic statistics for Battledown, Gloucestershire
Socio-economic statistics for Battledown, Gloucestershire

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

Battledown Immigration Statistics

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

United Kingdom88.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries4.3%3.7%
Outside the EU6.2%9.4%

Battledown General Health Statistics

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

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Very Good49.91%47.17%
Very Bad0.85%1.25%

Battledown Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Social Rented (Council)8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.2%8.3%
Private Rented20.1%15.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

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


Battledown 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 Battledown 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. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Battledown than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.6%2.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.9%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.2%10.5%13.5%

Battledown rates 1/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Battledown Age Distribution Statistics

Age 0 to 45.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 2410.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 298.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5918.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.5%6%
Age 65 to 748.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.9%2.3%
Mean Age39.539.3
Median Age3839

Battledown Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Battledown and are from the UK Census of 2011. Battledown 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. Battledown also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Battledown are better educated than the average England citizen.

No Qualifications16.6%22.5%
Level 111.4%13.3%
Level 214.4%15.2%
Level 313.8%12.4%
Level 436.2%27.4%

What is the population of Battledown and Cheltenham?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Cheltenham including Battledown. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

All Saints5258
Benhall and The Reddings4852
Charlton Kings5657
Charlton Park4943
Hesters Way6737
St Mark's6111
St Paul's6180
St Peter's7183
Swindon Village5480
Up Hatherley5057
Warden Hill5256
Cheltenham Total116043

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

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