Socio-economic statistics for Bridgend, Inverclyde

Socio-economic statistics for Bridgend, Inverclyde
Socio-economic statistics for Bridgend, Inverclyde

Socio-economic statistics for Bridgend, Inverclyde

Statistics

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

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

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Bridgend 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Bridgend 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 Bridgend than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitInverclydeScotland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.9%3.6%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)4.5%3%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)22%15.7%

Bridgend Age Distribution Statistics

Age
Age 0 to 4%%
Age 5 to 9%%
Age 10 to14%%
Age 15 to 17%%
Age 18 to 24%%
Age 25 to 29%%
Age 30 to 44%%
Age 45 to 59%%
Age 60 to 64%%
Age 65 to 74%%
Age 75 to 84%%
Age 85 and over%%
Mean Age
Median Age

Bridgend Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Tenure
Owned%%
Mortgage%%
Shared%%
Social Rented (Council)%%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)%%
Private Rented%%
Other%%
Rent Free%%

Bridgend Education Statistics

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

Qualification
No Qualifications%%
Level 1%%
Level 2%%
Apprenticeship%%
Level 3%%
Level 4%%
Other%%

Bridgend General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Bridgend.

Health
Very Goodnan%nan%
Goodnan%nan%
Fairnan%nan%
Badnan%nan%
Very Badnan%nan%

Bridgend 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.

Grade
ABnan%nan%
C1nan%nan%
C2nan%nan%
DEnan%nan%

Bridgend Immigration Statistics

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

Country
United Kingdom%%
Rebublic of Ireland%%
Other EU Countries%%
Outside the EU%%



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

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