Socio-economic statistics for Berry, Swansea

Socio-economic statistics for Berry, Swansea
Socio-economic statistics for Berry, Swansea

Socio-economic statistics for Berry, Swansea

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

Berry Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Berry are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Berry has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.

CountrySwanseaWales
United Kingdom92.8%94.5%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.4%
Other EU Countries1.8%1.8%
Outside the EU5%3.3%

Berry General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Berry. The percentage of residents in Berry rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average.

HealthSwanseaWales
Very Good48.65%46.64%
Good29.28%31.12%
Fair13.97%14.62%
Bad6.06%5.82%
Very Bad2.04%1.81%

Berry Education Statistics

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

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QualificationSwanseaWales
No Qualifications23.9%25.9%
Level 112.3%13.3%
Level 215.3%15.7%
Apprenticeship4.3%3.9%
Level 313.9%12.3%
Level 425.8%24.5%
Other4.4%4.3%

Berry 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.

GradeSwanseaWales
AB18.30%17.93%
C133.44%29.31%
C219.34%23.06%
DE28.92%29.69%

Berry 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 Berry 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. Berry is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.Berry is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Berry 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.

BenefitSwanseaWales
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.2%3.6%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.5%3.3%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)17.5%17.4%

Berry Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Berry has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Berry is an economically deprived area.

TenureSwanseaWales
Owned33.4%35.4%
Mortgage30.6%32%
Shared0.3%0.3%
Social Rented (Council)12.7%9.8%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.5%6.6%
Private Rented13.2%12.7%
Other1.5%1.5%
Rent Free1.7%1.6%

Berry Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSwanseaWales
Age 0 to 45.5%5.8%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.3%
Age 10 to145.5%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.4%3.7%
Age 18 to 2411.9%9.7%
Age 25 to 296.5%6.1%
Age 30 to 4418.8%18.6%
Age 45 to 5919%19.9%
Age 60 to 646.3%6.7%
Age 65 to 749.3%9.8%
Age 75 to 846.2%6.1%
Age 85 and over2.4%2.4%
Mean Age40.140.6
Median Age3941



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


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