Socio-economic statistics for Box, Gloucestershire

Socio-economic statistics for Box, Gloucestershire
Socio-economic statistics for Box, Gloucestershire

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

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

How grim is your Postcode?

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Box 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Box is both lower than the average for Gloucestershire and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Box than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitStroudGloucestershireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.8%2.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.8%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.1%10.5%13.5%

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

Box 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. Box has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeStroudEngland
AB29.01%22.96%
C127.92%30.92%
C223.52%20.64%
DE19.54%25.49%

Box General Health Statistics

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

HealthStroudEngland
Very Good47.69%47.17%
Good35.21%34.22%
Fair12.80%13.12%
Bad3.35%4.25%
Very Bad0.94%1.25%

Box Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeStroudEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.4%6%
Age 65 to 7410.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.4%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.7%2.3%
Mean Age42.339.3
Median Age4439

Box Immigration Statistics

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

CountryStroudEngland
United Kingdom94.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.2%3.7%
Outside the EU2.9%9.4%

Box Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureStroudEngland
Owned38.1%30.6%
Mortgage35.2%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)10.1%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)2.7%8.3%
Private Rented11.1%15.4%
Other1.1%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%

Box Education Statistics

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

QualificationStroudEngland
No Qualifications18.2%22.5%
Level 112.9%13.3%
Level 215.6%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.7%3.6%
Level 312.2%12.4%
Level 432.9%27.4%
Other3.6%5.7%

What is the population of Box and Stroud?

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

WardPopulation
Amberley and Woodchester2149
Berkeley Vale7320
Bisley2348
Cainscross8389
Cam East4596
Cam West4077
Chalford6248
Coaley and Uley2427
Dursley7647
Hardwicke7822
Kingswood2152
Minchinhampton4541
Nailsworth6601
Painswick and Upton7353
Randwick, Whiteshill and Ruscombe1979
Rodborough4458
Severn5411
Stonehouse7350
Stroud Central2181
Stroud Farmhill and Paganhill2477
Stroud Slade2501
Stroud Trinity2162
Stroud Uplands2106
Stroud Valley2333
The Stanleys4634
Thrupp2359
Wotton-under-Edge7282
Stroud Total120903



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


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