Socio-economic statistics for Birch Acre, Worcestershire

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Birch Acre in Bromsgrove from UK government sources such as the 2021 Census and the Index of Multiple Deprivation. They should give you a broad snapshot of the area and the surrounding locations. Are the residents of Birch Acre older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Birch Acre and Bromsgrove? Is Birch Acre an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

Birch Acre Unemployment Statistics

Since the introduction of Universal Credit, The Department for Work & Pensions have not issued any statistics (in our view) that can be used to ascertain the levels of unemployment or under employment in the UK, just meaningless geographic counts. However, the Office of National Statistics does publish claimant counts of people receiving out of work benefits, be that legacy Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit as a proportion of people over 16. These figures are usually updated once a month and are for Local Authority Districts and Unitary Authority Districts. So below are the figures of Bromsgrove.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Bromsgrove 2.5% -0.5%
West Midlands 5% -0.3%
England 3.8% -0.3%
UK 3.7% -0.3%
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Last Retrieved: March 2023
The 2021 census had data on people who were economically active (seeking work) yet unemployed on Census day (Sunday March 21st 2021). These statitics do cover Birch Acre on a ward level. However, it has to be noted that the Census day was during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and therefore are not reflective of normal levels of unemployment. For example, between March 2020 and June 2020 people claiming Universal Credit doubled in most areas of the United Kingdom and then steadily declined up to the day of the Census and beyond. This data also contains the proportion of people in part-time work (working between 1-35 hours per week), which maybe an indicator of under employment in Birch Acre.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 54.87%
In Part-Time Work 27.05%
Unemployed 2.8%
72.95% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Birch Acre

Birch Acre & Bromsgrove Immigration Statistics

We have analysed the Census 2021 raw data on country of birth and compiled immigration statistics as percentages of the population. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. Below are the figures for Birch Acre in the Bromsgrove local area district.

Birch Acre has a lower rate of immigrants than Bromsgrove, the West Midlands region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Alvechurch South 95.32% 4.68%
Bromsgrove 95.16% 4.84%
West Midlands 84.84% 15.17%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Birch Acre compared to other wards in Bromsgrove

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Bromsgrove Central 89.47% 10.53%
2 Cofton 93.26% 6.74%
3 Hagley East 93.45% 6.55%
4 Lickey Hills 93.74% 6.26%
5 Barnt Green & Hopwood 93.95% 6.05%
6 Slideslow 94.13% 5.87%
7 Tardebigge 94.41% 5.59%
8 Sanders Park 94.44% 5.56%
9 Wythall West 94.57% 5.43%
10 Wythall East 94.58% 5.42%
11 Norton 94.6% 5.4%
12 Rock Hill 95.09% 4.91%
13 Hollywood 95.14% 4.86%
14 Lowes Hill 95.16% 4.84%
15 Drakes Cross 95.23% 4.77%
16 Alvechurch South 95.32% 4.68%
17 Aston Fields 95.41% 4.59%
18 Rubery South 95.49% 4.51%
19 Charford 95.62% 4.38%
20 Marlbrook 95.83% 4.17%
21 Sidemoor 95.89% 4.11%
22 Hagley West 95.97% 4.03%
23 Perryfields 96.11% 3.89%
24 Catshill North 96.47% 3.53%
25 Catshill South 96.51% 3.49%
26 Belbroughton & Romsley 96.77% 3.23%
27 Hill Top 96.78% 3.22%
28 Alvechurch Village 96.89% 3.11%
29 Rubery North 96.93% 3.07%
30 Avoncroft 97.2% 2.8%
'; Birch Acre is ranked 16 out of 30 wards in Bromsgrove for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

Birch Acre Health Statistics

Alvechurch South has more residents (very_good_pc-$country_health->very_good_pc, 2)%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Alvechurch South 52.48% 33.55% 10.72% 2.31% 0.94%
Bromsgrove 50.67% 33.12% 11.8% 3.36% 1.05%
West Midlands 46.4% 34.38% 13.54% 4.37% 1.31%
England 48.49% 33.71% 12.65% 3.98% 1.17%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How has the health of residents in Bromsgrove changed since 2011?

Bromsgrove residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 1.31% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 49.05% 33.43% 12.69% 3.72% 1.1%
2021 50.67% 33.12% 11.8% 3.36% 1.05%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How many residents own or rent their home in Birch Acre and Bromsgrove

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Birch Acre either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 85.66 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 14.34 of Birch Acre residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Alvechurch South 85.66% 14.34%
Bromsgrove 77.53% 22.47%
West Midlands 62.8% 37.2%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Birch Acre has a significantly higher level of home ownership than the national average. This is indicative or an economically wealthy area.

Birch Acre compared to other wards in Bromsgrove

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Marlbrook 92.34% 7.66%
2 Lickey Hills 92.08% 7.92%
3 Wythall East 88.62% 11.38%
4 Hollywood 87.66% 12.34%
5 Hill Top 87.63% 12.38%
6 Wythall West 87.56% 12.44%
7 Hagley West 87.3% 12.7%
8 Cofton 87.24% 12.76%
9 Slideslow 86.41% 13.59%
10 Rubery North 85.91% 14.09%
11 Alvechurch South 85.66% 14.34%
12 Barnt Green & Hopwood 82.92% 17.09%
13 Belbroughton & Romsley 82.59% 17.41%
14 Hagley East 82.41% 17.59%
15 Rubery South 80.3% 19.7%
16 Perryfields 78.94% 21.06%
17 Norton (Bromsgrove) 78.56% 21.44%
18 Tardebigge 78.3% 21.7%
19 Avoncroft 76.92% 23.08%
20 Alvechurch Village 74.9% 25.1%
21 Aston Fields 74.07% 25.93%
22 Bromsgrove Central 73.77% 26.23%
23 Catshill South 69.93% 30.07%
24 Lowes Hill 69.55% 30.45%
25 Drakes Cross 69.32% 30.68%
26 Rock Hill 68.91% 31.09%
27 Catshill North 64.18% 35.82%
28 Sanders Park 63.93% 36.07%
29 Sidemoor 61.53% 38.47%
30 Charford 44.93% 55.07%
Birch Acre is ranked 11 out of 30 wards in Bromsgrove for the percentage of home owners.

Birch Acre Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Birch Acre residents have in terms of formal qualifications as a percentage. The UK government breaks qualifications down into 7 levels. A detailed explanation of these levels can be found here. However, the Census groups these into just 4 \'levels\'. Here are some examples of the qualifications each census level represents when not stated;

  • Level 1 - GCSE grades D, E, F, or G & below
  • Level 2 - GCSE A*, A, B, C or O Level grades A, B or C
  • Level 3 - A or AS qualification at any grade
  • Level 4 - HNC, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or Phd

In this first table we have compared Birch Acre to the national average for England.
Level Alvechurch South England
No Qualifications 16.65% 18.08%
Level 1 6.76% 9.69%
Level 2 12.65% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 4.71% 5.32%
Level 3 15.07% 16.92%
Level 4 41.99% 33.92%

What are the occupations of the residents of Birch Acre?

The largest employment sector in Birch Acre is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 27.5%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 22.71%
Associate Professional & Technical 13.78%
Administrative & Secretarial 9%
Skilled Trades 8.72%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 6.75%
Elementary Occupations 4.57%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 2.67%

Birch Acre Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Alvechurch South.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under
5 - 9 years
10 - 15 years
16 - 19 years
20 - 24 years
25 - 34 years
35 - 49 years
50 - 64 years
65 - 74 years
75 - 84 years
85 years & over

What is the population of Birch Acre and Bromsgrove?

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

Ward Population
Alvechurch South 3105
Alvechurch Village 2960
Aston Fields 3513
Avoncroft 3451
Barnt Green & Hopwood 2951
Belbroughton & Romsley 6771
Bromsgrove Central 3861
Catshill North 2912
Catshill South 3241
Charford 3677
Cofton 3142
Drakes Cross 3202
Hagley East 2647
Hagley West 4616
Hill Top 2383
Hollywood 3237
Lickey Hills 3128
Lowes Hill 2854
Marlbrook 2878
Norton 3876
Perryfields 1557
Rock Hill 2970
Rubery North 3643
Rubery South 2964
Sanders Park 3617
Sidemoor 4199
Slideslow 3673
Tardebigge 3597
Wythall East 2965
Wythall West 2979
Bromsgrove Total 100569



Last updated: 20/02/2024, Additional Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.



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