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

Bowling Green Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Bowling Green are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Bowling Green has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.

CountrySandwellEngland
United Kingdom84.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU12.2%9.4%

Bowling Green Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSandwellEngland
Owned26.5%30.6%
Mortgage30.4%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)22.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.8%8.3%
Private Rented12%15.4%
Other0.9%1.4%
Rent Free2.1%1.3%

Bowling 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. Bowling Green has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeSandwellEngland
AB11.28%22.96%
C126.62%30.92%
C224.83%20.64%
DE37.26%25.49%

Bowling Green Education Statistics

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

QualificationSandwellEngland
No Qualifications35.2%22.5%
Level 114.4%13.3%
Level 214.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship2.7%3.6%
Level 310.4%12.4%
Level 415.4%27.4%
Other7.3%5.7%

Bowling Green General Health Statistics

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

HealthSandwellEngland
Very Good41.93%47.17%
Good34.76%34.22%
Fair15.61%13.12%
Bad5.90%4.25%
Very Bad1.80%1.25%

Bowling Green Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Bowling Green 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. The rate of unemployment in Bowling Green is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in Bowling Green than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitSandwellEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)6.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)20.7%13.5%

Bowling Green Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSandwellEngland
Age 0 to 47.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.6%5.6%
Age 10 to146.3%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 297.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421%20.6%
Age 45 to 5917.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 644.9%6%
Age 65 to 748%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.3%
Mean Age37.439.3
Median Age3639



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

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