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

Cradley Heath Immigration Statistics

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

CountryDudleyEngland
United Kingdom94.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries0.9%3.7%
Outside the EU4.1%9.4%

Cradley Heath General Health Statistics

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

HealthDudleyEngland
Very Good42.45%47.17%
Good35.76%34.22%
Fair15.28%13.12%
Bad5.09%4.25%
Very Bad1.42%1.25%

Cradley Heath Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeDudleyEngland
Age 0 to 46%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.7%5.6%
Age 10 to145.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.2%6%
Age 65 to 7410.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.3%
Mean Age40.539.3
Median Age4139

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

GradeDudleyEngland
AB16.95%22.96%
C128.99%30.92%
C226.05%20.64%
DE28.00%25.49%

Cradley Heath Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Cradley Heath 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 unemployment in Cradley Heath is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitDudleyEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)16.2%13.5%

Cradley Heath Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureDudleyEngland
Owned34.9%30.6%
Mortgage33.8%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)16.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3%8.3%
Private Rented8.4%15.4%
Other0.8%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.3%

Cradley Heath Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Cradley Heath and are from the UK Census of 2011. Cradley Heath has a high level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.

QualificationDudleyEngland
No Qualifications30%22.5%
Level 114.3%13.3%
Level 216.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.5%3.6%
Level 311.9%12.4%
Level 419.2%27.4%
Other4.4%5.7%



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

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