Socio-economic statistics for Birchmoor Green, Bedfordshire

Socio-economic statistics for Birchmoor Green, Bedfordshire
Socio-economic statistics for Birchmoor Green, Bedfordshire

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

Birchmoor Green 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.

GradeCentral BedfordshireEngland

Birchmoor Green 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.

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Birchmoor Green 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Birchmoor Green is both lower than the average for Greater Manchester (Met County) 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 Birchmoor Green than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitCentral BedfordshireGreater Manchester (Met County)England
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.1%4.3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.5%3.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.1%17.5%13.5%

Birchmoor Green rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Birchmoor Green Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeCentral BedfordshireEngland
Age 0 to 46.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.9%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.1%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.4%6%
Age 65 to 748.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.8%2.3%
Mean Age39.639.3
Median Age4039

Birchmoor Green Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Birchmoor Green and are from the UK Census of 2011.

QualificationCentral BedfordshireEngland
No Qualifications19.4%22.5%
Level 114.9%13.3%
Level 217%15.2%
Level 312.6%12.4%
Level 427.3%27.4%

Birchmoor Green Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureCentral BedfordshireEngland
Social Rented (Council)5.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8.2%8.3%
Private Rented10.5%15.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

Birchmoor Green Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Birchmoor Green are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Birchmoor Green 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.

CountryCentral BedfordshireEngland
United Kingdom92.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.5%3.7%
Outside the EU4.5%9.4%

Birchmoor Green General Health Statistics

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

HealthCentral BedfordshireEngland
Very Good49.15%47.17%
Very Bad0.84%1.25%

What is the population of Birchmoor Green and Central Bedfordshire?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Central Bedfordshire including Birchmoor Green. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Aspley and Woburn4872
Biggleswade North10433
Biggleswade South11715
Cranfield and Marston Moretaine16524
Eaton Bray4561
Heath and Reach4550
Houghton Conquest and Haynes3337
Houghton Hall9272
Leighton Buzzard North15352
Leighton Buzzard South15621
Silsoe and Shillington5917
Stotfold and Langford16427
Tithe Farm5064
Westoning, Flitton and Greenfield4800
Central Bedfordshire Total294096

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

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