If you are thinking of moving to Dowles Brook 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 Dowles Brook to figures for Worcestershire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Dowles Brook is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Dowles Brook 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 Dowles Brook 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.
These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Dowles Brook 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Dowles Brook is both higher than the average for Worcestershire and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||3.4%||2.5%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||2.4%||1.9%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||14.4%||11.5%||13.5%|
Dowles Brook General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Dowles Brook. The percentage of residents in Dowles Brook rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Dowles Brook rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Dowles Brook is generally worse than in the average person in England.
Dowles Brook Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Dowles Brook as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Dowles Brook is also older than the Worcestershire average, making Dowles Brook a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||5.4%||5.5%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5%||5.3%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.5%||5.7%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.5%||3.7%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||7.4%||7.8%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||5.4%||5.5%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||18.9%||19.2%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||20%||20.8%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||8%||7.2%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||11.8%||10.4%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||6.5%||6.3%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.6%||2.6%||2.3%|
Dowles Brook 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.
Dowles Brook Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Dowles Brook and are from the UK Census of 2011. Dowles Brook 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.
Dowles Brook Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Dowles Brook are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Dowles Brook 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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.4%||0.5%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||1.7%||2.4%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||1.8%||2.9%||9.4%|
Dowles Brook Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Dowles Brook has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Dowles Brook is a relatively affluent area.
|Social Rented (Council)||6.7%||5.6%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||7.7%||9.2%||8.3%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.