If you are thinking of moving to Birch Hill 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 Hill to figures for Berkshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Birch Hill is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Birch Hill Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
|Social Rented (Council)||5.7%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||11.1%||8.3%|
Birch Hill Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Birch Hill as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Birch Hill is also older than the average, making Birch Hill a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||7.1%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.9%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||6.3%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||4.2%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||7.7%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||6.8%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||23.5%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||20.7%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||5.2%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||6.6%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||4.2%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||1.7%||2.3%|
Birch Hill Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Birch Hill are from the UK Census of 2011.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.7%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||3.7%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||8.8%||9.4%|
Birch Hill Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Birch Hill and are from the UK Census of 2011.
Birch Hill Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Birch Hill come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Birch Hill than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||1.8%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||1.4%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||8.1%||13.5%|
Birch Hill 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 Hill has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
Birch Hill General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Birch Hill. The percentage of residents in Birch Hill rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Birch Hill rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Birch Hill is generally better than in the average person in England.
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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