Cotteridge, Birmingham

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

Cotteridge Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 47.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.9%5.6%
Age 10 to146.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.1%3.7%
Age 18 to 2412.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 298%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5916.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 644.3%6%
Age 65 to 746.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.8%2.3%
Mean Age35.339.3
Median Age3239

Cotteridge Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Cotteridge has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Cotteridge 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

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Social Rented (Council)15.4%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8.8%8.3%
Private Rented16.7%15.4%
Rent Free1.7%1.3%

Cotteridge General Health Statistics

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

Very Good45.53%47.17%
Very Bad1.65%1.25%

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


Cotteridge Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications28.2%22.5%
Level 113.3%13.3%
Level 213.8%15.2%
Level 313%12.4%
Level 423%27.4%

Cotteridge Immigration Statistics

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

United Kingdom77.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.8%3.7%
Outside the EU18%9.4%

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

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Cotteridge 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 Cotteridge 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 Cotteridge 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%

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

What is the population of Cotteridge and Birmingham?

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

Acocks Green23951
Allens Cross10466
Alum Rock26763
Balsall Heath West11790
Bartley Green22676
Bordesley & Highgate16295
Bordesley Green12816
Bournbrook & Selly Park25295
Bournville & Cotteridge17925
Brandwood & King's Heath18500
Bromford & Hodge Hill21926
Castle Vale9648
Druids Heath & Monyhull11660
Frankley Great Park11717
Garretts Green10772
Glebe Farm & Tile Cross24227
Gravelly Hill10604
Hall Green North23136
Hall Green South10253
Handsworth Wood20414
Highter's Heath10946
King's Norton North11644
King's Norton South11168
Longbridge & West Heath20019
North Edgbaston24555
Perry Barr20279
Perry Common11854
Pype Hayes10645
Rubery & Rednal11016
Shard End12061
Small Heath20541
Soho & Jewellery Quarter28124
South Yardley10551
Sparkbrook & Balsall Heath East25643
Stockland Green24233
Sutton Four Oaks9111
Sutton Mere Green9806
Sutton Reddicap9896
Sutton Roughley11531
Sutton Trinity9273
Sutton Vesey19513
Sutton Walmley & Minworth15804
Sutton Wylde Green8552
Tyseley & Hay Mills12547
Ward End13688
Weoley & Selly Oak24303
Yardley East10247
Yardley West & Stechford12979
Birmingham Total1140525

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

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