Socio-economic statistics for Blakedown, Worcestershire

Socio-economic statistics for Blakedown, Worcestershire
Socio-economic statistics for Blakedown, Worcestershire

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

Blakedown General Health Statistics

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

HealthWyre ForestEngland
Very Good43.61%47.17%
Good35.19%34.22%
Fair15.19%13.12%
Bad4.64%4.25%
Very Bad1.36%1.25%

Blakedown Age Distribution Statistics

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

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AgeWyre ForestEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.6%
Age 10 to145.5%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920%19.4%
Age 60 to 648%6%
Age 65 to 7411.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.3%
Mean Age42.739.3
Median Age4439

Blakedown Immigration Statistics

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

CountryWyre ForestEngland
United Kingdom96.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.7%3.7%
Outside the EU1.8%9.4%

Blakedown 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 Blakedown 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 Blakedown is both higher than the average for Worcestershire and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitWyre ForestWorcestershireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.4%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.4%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)14.4%11.5%13.5%

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

Blakedown Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Blakedown and are from the UK Census of 2011. Blakedown has a high level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.

QualificationWyre ForestEngland
No Qualifications27.8%22.5%
Level 114.2%13.3%
Level 216.1%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.8%3.6%
Level 311.4%12.4%
Level 422.1%27.4%
Other4.6%5.7%

Blakedown Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureWyre ForestEngland
Owned37.7%30.6%
Mortgage33%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)6.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.7%8.3%
Private Rented12%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

Blakedown 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.

GradeWyre ForestEngland
AB18.58%22.96%
C128.34%30.92%
C224.91%20.64%
DE28.17%25.49%

What is the population of Blakedown and Wyre Forest?

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

WardPopulation
Aggborough & Spennells8774
Areley Kings & Riverside8236
Bewdley & Rock8457
Blakebrook & Habberley South9350
Broadwaters9381
Foley Park & Hoobrook10689
Franche & Habberley North9620
Lickhill2409
Mitton10110
Offmore & Comberton9545
Wribbenhall & Arley5381
Wyre Forest Rural9187
Wyre Forest Total101139



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


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