Socio-economic statistics for Birchencliffe, Kirklees

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Birchencliffe in Kirklees 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 Birchencliffe older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Birchencliffe and Kirklees? Is Birchencliffe an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

Birchencliffe Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Lindley.
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

Birchencliffe Health Statistics

Lindley has a lower proportion of residents (very_good_pc-$ward_health->very_good_pc, 2)%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Lindley 48.43% 34.33% 12.57% 3.64% 1.03%
Kirklees 46.56% 34.5% 13.39% 4.31% 1.24%
Yorkshire and The Humber 46.18% 34.31% 13.7% 4.49% 1.32%
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 Kirklees changed since 2011?

Kirklees residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 0.56% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 45.53% 34.97% 13.74% 4.5% 1.25%
2021 46.56% 34.5% 13.39% 4.31% 1.24%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How many residents own or rent their home in Birchencliffe and Kirklees

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Birchencliffe either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 71.69 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 28.31 of Birchencliffe residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Lindley 71.69% 28.31%
Kirklees 65.51% 34.49%
Yorkshire and The Humber 62.58% 37.42%
England 61.31% 38.69%

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

Birchencliffe compared to other wards in Kirklees

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Kirkburton 81.14% 18.86%
2 Holme Valley South 79.23% 20.77%
3 Denby Dale 78.32% 21.68%
4 Holme Valley North 75.91% 24.09%
5 Colne Valley 74.05% 25.95%
6 Mirfield 73.93% 26.07%
7 Lindley 71.69% 28.31%
8 Almondbury 69.38% 30.62%
9 Birstall and Birkenshaw 69.27% 30.73%
10 Heckmondwike 68.52% 31.48%
11 Cleckheaton 66.3% 33.7%
12 Golcar 65.46% 34.54%
13 Liversedge and Gomersal 63.8% 36.2%
14 Dewsbury South 63.78% 36.22%
15 Crosland Moor and Netherton 60.87% 39.13%
16 Dewsbury East 60.36% 39.64%
17 Batley West 60.27% 39.73%
18 Dalton 59.71% 40.29%
19 Batley East 58.39% 41.61%
20 Ashbrow 57.12% 42.88%
21 Greenhead 54.02% 45.98%
22 Dewsbury West 53.59% 46.41%
23 Newsome 43.04% 56.96%
Birchencliffe is ranked 7 out of 23 wards in Kirklees for the percentage of home owners.

What are the occupations of the residents of Birchencliffe?

The largest employment sector in Birchencliffe is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 26.73%
Associate Professional & Technical 14.33%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 13.72%
Administrative & Secretarial 9.02%
Skilled Trades 8.93%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 8.46%
Elementary Occupations 6.71%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 5.46%

Birchencliffe Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Birchencliffe 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 Birchencliffe to the national average for England.
Level Lindley England
No Qualifications 14.8% 18.08%
Level 1 8.31% 9.69%
Level 2 12.12% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 6.48% 5.32%
Level 3 17.32% 16.92%
Level 4 38.69% 33.92%

Birchencliffe 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 Kirklees.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Kirklees 4.4% -0.2%
Yorkshire and The Humber 4.2% -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 Birchencliffe 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 Birchencliffe.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 57.43%
In Part-Time Work 25.82%
Unemployed 3.39%
74.18% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Birchencliffe

Birchencliffe & Kirklees 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 Birchencliffe in the Kirklees local area district.

Birchencliffe has a lower rate of immigrants than Kirklees, the Yorkshire and The Humber region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Lindley 89.68% 10.32%
Kirklees 87.42% 12.58%
Yorkshire and The Humber 88.65% 11.35%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Birchencliffe compared to other wards in Kirklees

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Greenhead 73.28% 26.72%
2 Dewsbury West 73.48% 26.52%
3 Batley East 76.37% 23.63%
4 Crosland Moor and Netherton 76.62% 23.38%
5 Newsome 77.36% 22.64%
6 Ashbrow 78.55% 21.45%
7 Dewsbury South 79.91% 20.09%
8 Batley West 83.67% 16.33%
9 Dalton 86.34% 13.66%
10 Heckmondwike 86.44% 13.56%
11 Dewsbury East 88.6% 11.4%
12 Lindley 89.68% 10.32%
13 Almondbury 92.42% 7.58%
14 Golcar 93.38% 6.62%
15 Cleckheaton 94.87% 5.13%
16 Liversedge and Gomersal 94.98% 5.02%
17 Birstall and Birkenshaw 95.61% 4.39%
18 Mirfield 95.66% 4.34%
19 Kirkburton 96.4% 3.6%
20 Holme Valley North 96.54% 3.46%
21 Holme Valley South 96.6% 3.4%
22 Colne Valley 96.92% 3.08%
23 Denby Dale 97.38% 2.62%
'; Birchencliffe is ranked 12 out of 23 wards in Kirklees for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

What is the population of Birchencliffe and Kirklees?

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

Ward Population
Almondbury 18075
Ashbrow 20572
Batley East 19351
Batley West 20735
Birstall and Birkenshaw 16906
Cleckheaton 17371
Colne Valley 17715
Crosland Moor and Netherton 19503
Dalton 17309
Denby Dale 16779
Dewsbury East 20130
Dewsbury South 19259
Dewsbury West 22505
Golcar 18240
Greenhead 21230
Heckmondwike 17363
Holme Valley North 17202
Holme Valley South 19432
Kirkburton 16407
Lindley 20822
Liversedge and Gomersal 20079
Mirfield 20043
Newsome 24262
Kirklees Total 441290



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



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