Coton, Staffordshire

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

Coton Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeStaffordEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.1%5.6%
Age 10 to145.5%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 647%6%
Age 65 to 7410.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.1%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.5%2.3%
Mean Age41.839.3
Median Age4339

Coton Education Statistics

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

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QualificationStaffordEngland
No Qualifications20.4%22.5%
Level 112.7%13.3%
Level 215.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.5%3.6%
Level 312.9%12.4%
Level 430.3%27.4%
Other4.4%5.7%

Coton General Health Statistics

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

HealthStaffordEngland
Very Good46.13%47.17%
Good35.59%34.22%
Fair13.23%13.12%
Bad3.91%4.25%
Very Bad1.14%1.25%

Coton Immigration Statistics

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

CountryStaffordEngland
United Kingdom93.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.9%3.7%
Outside the EU3.6%9.4%

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

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Coton 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 Coton is both lower than the average for Staffordshire 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 Coton than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitStaffordStaffordshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.8%2.2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.8%2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.7%11.6%13.5%

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

Coton 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.

GradeStaffordEngland
AB26.03%22.96%
C132.98%30.92%
C219.77%20.64%
DE21.21%25.49%

Coton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureStaffordEngland
Owned36.4%30.6%
Mortgage35.2%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)4.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.3%8.3%
Private Rented11.2%15.4%
Other1.7%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%

What is the population of Coton and Stafford?

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

WardPopulation
Barlaston2860
Baswich6217
Common4893
Coton8841
Doxey & Castletown4173
Eccleshall6974
Forebridge3793
Fulford6053
Gnosall & Woodseaves6795
Haywood & Hixon6704
Highfields & Western Downs7110
Holmcroft6735
Littleworth5866
Manor7301
Milford3040
Milwich7452
Penkside3994
Rowley3004
Seighford & Church Eaton6390
St Michael's & Stonefield10311
Swynnerton & Oulton6581
Walton6700
Weeping Cross & Wildwood6071
Stafford Total137858



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


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