Socio-economic statistics for Birch Acre, Worcestershire

Socio-economic statistics for Birch Acre, Worcestershire
Socio-economic statistics for Birch Acre, Worcestershire

Socio-economic statistics for Birch Acre, Worcestershire

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

Birch Acre Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeBromsgroveWorcestershireEngland
Age 0 to 45.1%5.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to145.9%5.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.1%7.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.5%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.8%19.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.8%20.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.9%7.2%6%
Age 65 to 7410.5%10.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 847%6.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over3%2.6%2.3%
Mean Age42.641.839.3
Median Age444339

Birch Acre Education Statistics

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

QualificationBromsgroveWorcestershireEngland
No Qualifications21.3%23%22.5%
Level 112.8%13.3%13.3%
Level 215.8%15.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.1%3.9%3.6%
Level 311.7%12.1%12.4%
Level 430.5%27.2%27.4%
Other3.7%4.6%5.7%

Birch Acre General Health Statistics

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

HealthBromsgroveWorcestershireEngland
Very Good49.05%46.47%47.17%
Good33.43%34.87%34.22%
Fair12.69%13.50%13.12%
Bad3.72%3.99%4.25%
Very Bad1.10%1.16%1.25%

Birch Acre Immigration Statistics

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

CountryBromsgroveWorcestershireEngland
United Kingdom96%94.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries0.9%2.4%3.7%
Outside the EU2.4%2.9%9.4%

Birch Acre Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Birch Acre come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They are the last published indiciator of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment firgures as a percentage and has no further plans to do so. That being said, these census 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 unemployment in Birch Acre is both lower than the average for Worcestershire and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Birch Acre than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitBromsgroveWorcestershireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.8%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.5%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.8%11.5%13.5%

Birch Acre rates 3/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

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

GradeBromsgroveWorcestershireEngland
AB30.69%24.20%22.96%
C132.39%29.81%30.92%
C220.66%22.60%20.64%
DE16.27%23.39%25.49%

Birch Acre Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureBromsgroveWorcestershireEngland
Owned40.6%35.9%30.6%
Mortgage38.9%35%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)3%5.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7%9.2%8.3%
Private Rented7.9%11.3%15.4%
Other0.9%1.1%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.2%1.3%


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


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