Socio-economic statistics for Blakeley Lane, Staffordshire

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

How many residents own or rent their home in Blakeley Lane and Staffordshire Moorlands

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Blakeley Lane either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 84.92 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 15.08 of Blakeley Lane residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Cheddleton 84.92% 15.08%
Staffordshire Moorlands 78.25% 21.75%
West Midlands 62.8% 37.2%
England 61.31% 38.69%

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

Blakeley Lane compared to other wards in Staffordshire Moorlands

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Werrington (Staffordshire Moorlands) 92.5% 7.5%
2 Biddulph South 90.36% 9.64%
3 Bagnall and Stanley 90.3% 9.7%
4 Biddulph North 89.2% 10.8%
5 Biddulph Moor 89.17% 10.83%
6 Horton 88.16% 11.84%
7 Cellarhead 87.71% 12.29%
8 Brown Edge and Endon 87.6% 12.4%
9 Ipstones 87.03% 12.97%
10 Forsbrook 84.92% 15.08%
11 Cheddleton 84.92% 15.08%
12 Caverswall 83.79% 16.21%
13 Checkley 83.4% 16.6%
14 Alton 82.88% 17.12%
15 Hamps Valley 80.22% 19.78%
16 Churnet (Staffordshire Moorlands) 79.45% 20.55%
17 Leek West 79.22% 20.78%
18 Dane 79.16% 20.84%
19 Biddulph West 78.5% 21.5%
20 Manifold 75.83% 24.17%
21 Cheadle West 75.45% 24.55%
22 Cheadle South East 74.83% 25.17%
23 Cheadle North East 72.37% 27.63%
24 Leek East 69.74% 30.26%
25 Leek South 67.96% 32.04%
26 Biddulph East 57.76% 42.24%
27 Leek North 56.81% 43.19%
Blakeley Lane is ranked 11 out of 27 wards in Staffordshire Moorlands for the percentage of home owners.

Blakeley Lane & Staffordshire Moorlands 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 Blakeley Lane in the Staffordshire Moorlands local area district.

Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Cheddleton 97.18% 2.82%
Staffordshire Moorlands 97.44% 2.56%
West Midlands 84.84% 15.17%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Blakeley Lane compared to other wards in Staffordshire Moorlands

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Leek East 95.77% 4.23%
2 Leek North 96.19% 3.81%
3 Cheadle West 96.51% 3.49%
4 Cheadle North East 96.59% 3.41%
5 Horton 96.86% 3.14%
6 Leek South 96.88% 3.12%
7 Alton 96.98% 3.02%
8 Leek West 97.05% 2.95%
9 Cheddleton 97.18% 2.82%
10 Manifold 97.39% 2.61%
11 Dane 97.42% 2.58%
12 Biddulph West 97.59% 2.41%
13 Cellarhead 97.66% 2.34%
14 Cheadle South East 97.72% 2.28%
15 Biddulph North 97.81% 2.19%
16 Checkley 97.82% 2.18%
17 Forsbrook 97.89% 2.11%
18 Biddulph East 97.92% 2.08%
19 Biddulph Moor 97.95% 2.05%
20 Caverswall 98.09% 1.91%
21 Werrington 98.17% 1.83%
22 Bagnall and Stanley 98.4% 1.6%
23 Brown Edge and Endon 98.43% 1.57%
24 Ipstones 98.52% 1.48%
25 Churnet 98.53% 1.47%
26 Biddulph South 98.55% 1.45%
27 Hamps Valley 98.57% 1.43%
'; Blakeley Lane is ranked 9 out of 27 wards in Staffordshire Moorlands for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

Blakeley Lane 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 Staffordshire Moorlands.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Staffordshire Moorlands 2.1% -0.1%
West Midlands 5% -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 Blakeley Lane 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 Blakeley Lane.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 55.87%
In Part-Time Work 26.86%
Unemployed 2.53%
73.14% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Blakeley Lane

What are the occupations of the residents of Blakeley Lane?

The largest employment sector in Blakeley Lane is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 19.51%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 15.53%
Skilled Trades 13.58%
Associate Professional & Technical 12.45%
Administrative & Secretarial 9.17%
Elementary Occupations 8.27%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 8.19%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 6.83%

Blakeley Lane Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Blakeley Lane 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 Blakeley Lane to the national average for England.
Level Cheddleton England
No Qualifications 16.39% 18.08%
Level 1 8.03% 9.69%
Level 2 14.92% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 6.89% 5.32%
Level 3 19.45% 16.92%
Level 4 31.07% 33.92%

Blakeley Lane Health Statistics

Cheddleton 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
Cheddleton 47.57% 34.07% 13.22% 3.67% 1.49%
Staffordshire Moorlands 44.66% 35.45% 14.25% 4.32% 1.32%
West Midlands 46.4% 34.38% 13.54% 4.37% 1.31%
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 Staffordshire Moorlands changed since 2011?

Staffordshire Moorlands residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 0.9% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 44.15% 35.06% 14.86% 4.55% 1.37%
2021 44.66% 35.45% 14.25% 4.32% 1.32%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

Blakeley Lane Age Distribution Statistics

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

What is the population of Blakeley Lane and Staffordshire Moorlands?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Staffordshire Moorlands including Blakeley Lane. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Ward Population
Alton 1460
Bagnall and Stanley 1668
Biddulph East 6380
Biddulph Moor 1615
Biddulph North 5419
Biddulph South 1564
Biddulph West 5206
Brown Edge and Endon 4826
Caverswall 1757
Cellarhead 3196
Cheadle North East 3388
Cheadle South East 3592
Cheadle West 5045
Checkley 5777
Cheddleton 5630
Churnet 3228
Dane 1573
Forsbrook 5237
Hamps Valley 1840
Horton 1957
Ipstones 1834
Leek East 5011
Leek North 5797
Leek South 5955
Leek West 4535
Manifold 1823
Werrington 3114
Staffordshire Moorlands Total 98427



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



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