Socio-economic statistics for Birks, Leeds

Socio-economic statistics for Birks, Leeds
Socio-economic statistics for Birks, Leeds

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

Birks Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeLeedsEngland
Age 0 to 46.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.3%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 2413.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 298%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5917.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.3%6%
Age 65 to 747.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.1%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.3%
Mean Age37.639.3
Median Age3539

Birks General Health Statistics

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

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HealthLeedsEngland
Very Good48.08%47.17%
Good33.80%34.22%
Fair12.71%13.12%
Bad4.19%4.25%
Very Bad1.22%1.25%

Birks 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. Birks is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Birks 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Birks is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitLeedsEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.5%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)14.7%13.5%

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

Birks Education Statistics

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

QualificationLeedsEngland
No Qualifications23.2%22.5%
Level 112.6%13.3%
Level 214.1%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.7%3.6%
Level 314.7%12.4%
Level 426.9%27.4%
Other4.7%5.7%

Birks 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.

GradeLeedsEngland
AB22.28%22.96%
C132.70%30.92%
C219.04%20.64%
DE25.98%25.49%

Birks Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Birks has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Birks is an economically deprived area.

TenureLeedsEngland
Owned26%30.6%
Mortgage32.2%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)16.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.1%8.3%
Private Rented16.7%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.3%

Birks Immigration Statistics

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

CountryLeedsEngland
United Kingdom88.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.7%3.7%
Outside the EU8.1%9.4%

What is the population of Birks and Leeds?

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

WardPopulation
Adel & Wharfedale19605
Alwoodley22944
Ardsley & Robin Hood22699
Armley25313
Beeston & Holbeck26957
Bramley & Stanningley22613
Burmantofts & Richmond Hill28766
Calverley & Farsley23248
Chapel Allerton24471
Cross Gates & Whinmoor23327
Farnley & Wortley24329
Garforth & Swillington20202
Gipton & Harehills33645
Guiseley & Rawdon22697
Harewood18182
Headingley & Hyde Park32459
Horsforth22447
Hunslet & Riverside28727
Killingbeck & Seacroft24901
Kippax & Methley21222
Kirkstall22223
Little London & Woodhouse37849
Middleton Park28811
Moortown22471
Morley North22482
Morley South22574
Otley & Yeadon22064
Pudsey24747
Rothwell20250
Roundhay23259
Temple Newsam21193
Weetwood21542
Wetherby20567
Leeds Total798786



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


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