Socio-economic statistics for Blackpole, Worcestershire
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If you are thinking of moving to Blackpole 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 Blackpole to figures for Worcestershire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Blackpole is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Blackpole Education Statistics

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

QualificationWorcesterWorcestershireEngland
No Qualifications21.3%23%22.5%
Level 112.7%13.3%13.3%
Level 214.9%15.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.9%3.9%3.6%
Level 314.5%12.1%12.4%
Level 427.7%27.2%27.4%
Other5%4.6%5.7%

Blackpole Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Blackpole 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.

BenefitWorcesterWorcestershireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.1%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.2%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)12.5%11.5%13.5%

Blackpole Immigration Statistics

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

CountryWorcesterWorcestershireEngland
United Kingdom91.8%94.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.4%2.4%3.7%
Outside the EU4.3%2.9%9.4%

Blackpole 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.

GradeWorcesterWorcestershireEngland
AB23.42%24.20%22.96%
C130.64%29.81%30.92%
C220.53%22.60%20.64%
DE25.41%23.39%25.49%

Blackpole Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Blackpole as a whole, is younger than the national average. However, population of Blackpole is older than the Worcestershire average.

AgeWorcesterWorcestershireEngland
Age 0 to 46.4%5.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.7%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to145.5%5.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 2410.7%7.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 297.2%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.7%19.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919%20.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.6%7.2%6%
Age 65 to 747.8%10.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 845%6.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.6%2.3%
Mean Age38.341.839.3
Median Age374339

Blackpole General Health Statistics

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

HealthWorcesterWorcestershireEngland
Very Good47.44%46.47%47.17%
Good34.93%34.87%34.22%
Fair12.78%13.50%13.12%
Bad3.83%3.99%4.25%
Very Bad1.03%1.16%1.25%

Blackpole Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureWorcesterWorcestershireEngland
Owned29%35.9%30.6%
Mortgage35.4%35%32.8%
Shared1%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)5.6%5.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.7%9.2%8.3%
Private Rented16.9%11.3%15.4%
Other1.3%1.1%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.2%1.3%


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

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