If you are thinking of moving to California 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 California to figures for Birmingham and nationally. These statistics can tell you if California is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
California Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of California are from the UK Census of 2011. Since California 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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||1.5%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||2.8%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||18%||9.4%|
California 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. California has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
California General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for California. The percentage of residents in California rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in California rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of California is generally worse than in the average person in England.
California Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in California come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They are the last published indiciator of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment firgures as a percentage and has no further plans to do so. That being said, these census 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 California 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 California than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||6.5%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||3.1%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||20.2%||13.5%|
California Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of California and are from the UK Census of 2011.
California Age Distribution Statistics
The population of California as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of California is also older than the average, making California a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||7.6%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||6.9%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||6.9%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||4.1%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||12.2%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||8%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||20.8%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||16.4%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||4.3%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||6.5%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||4.6%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||1.8%||2.3%|
California Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
California has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that California is an economically deprived area.Since all home ownership is lower than the national average and all rented accommodation levels are higher than the national average, this also suggests an area of economic deprivation
|Social Rented (Council)||15.4%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||8.8%||8.3%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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