Socio-economic statistics for Birch Vale, Derbyshire

Socio-economic statistics for Birch Vale, Derbyshire
Socio-economic statistics for Birch Vale, Derbyshire

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

Birch Vale Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureHigh PeakEngland
Owned35.2%30.6%
Mortgage36.9%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)9.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)2.8%8.3%
Private Rented12.1%15.4%
Other1.3%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

Birch Vale 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.

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GradeHigh PeakEngland
AB24.37%22.96%
C128.59%30.92%
C223.62%20.64%
DE23.42%25.49%

Birch Vale Education Statistics

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

QualificationHigh PeakEngland
No Qualifications20.9%22.5%
Level 113.1%13.3%
Level 216%15.2%
Apprenticeship4%3.6%
Level 313.1%12.4%
Level 429.4%27.4%
Other3.5%5.7%

Birch Vale Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeHigh PeakEngland
Age 0 to 45.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.1%6%
Age 65 to 749.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.3%
Mean Age41.139.3
Median Age4339

Birch Vale 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 Birch Vale 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 unemployment in Birch Vale is both lower than the average for Derbyshire 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 Vale than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitHigh PeakDerbyshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.4%2.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2%2.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.2%13.1%13.5%

Birch Vale Immigration Statistics

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

CountryHigh PeakEngland
United Kingdom96.4%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.3%3.7%
Outside the EU1.8%9.4%

Birch Vale General Health Statistics

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

HealthHigh PeakEngland
Very Good47.51%47.17%
Good34.08%34.22%
Fair13.21%13.12%
Bad4.07%4.25%
Very Bad1.12%1.25%


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


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