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

Bridgnorth Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Bridgnorth 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Bridgnorth than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.7%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.4%13.5%

Bridgnorth Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Social Rented (Council)5%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8.5%8.3%
Private Rented13.1%15.4%
Rent Free1.8%1.3%

Bridgnorth 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.


Bridgnorth Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 45.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.1%5.6%
Age 10 to145.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.1%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.3%6%
Age 65 to 7411.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.7%2.3%
Mean Age42.639.3
Median Age4439

Bridgnorth Immigration Statistics

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

United Kingdom95.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2%3.7%
Outside the EU2.3%9.4%

Bridgnorth General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Bridgnorth. The percentage of residents in Bridgnorth rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

Very Good46.49%47.17%
Very Bad1.13%1.25%

Bridgnorth Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications22.5%22.5%
Level 113.1%13.3%
Level 216.8%15.2%
Level 312.2%12.4%
Level 427.5%27.4%

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

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