Socio-economic statistics for Fishpool, Herefordshire

Socio-economic statistics for Fishpool, Herefordshire
Socio-economic statistics for Fishpool, Herefordshire

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

Fishpool Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeForest of DeanEngland
Age 0 to 44.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.2%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.8%6%
Age 65 to 7411.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.7%2.3%
Mean Age4339.3
Median Age4539

Fishpool 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.

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Fishpool 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Fishpool is both lower than the average for Gloucestershire 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 Fishpool than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitForest of DeanGloucestershireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.2%2.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.7%10.5%13.5%

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

Fishpool Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureForest of DeanEngland
Owned40.9%30.6%
Mortgage33.4%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.1%8.3%
Private Rented9.5%15.4%
Other1.7%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.3%

Fishpool 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.

GradeForest of DeanEngland
AB20.28%22.96%
C127.21%30.92%
C227.73%20.64%
DE24.78%25.49%

Fishpool Immigration Statistics

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

CountryForest of DeanEngland
United Kingdom96.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.5%3.7%
Outside the EU2.1%9.4%

Fishpool Education Statistics

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

QualificationForest of DeanEngland
No Qualifications24.5%22.5%
Level 114.3%13.3%
Level 216.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.5%3.6%
Level 312%12.4%
Level 424%27.4%
Other3.9%5.7%

Fishpool General Health Statistics

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

HealthForest of DeanEngland
Very Good44.27%47.17%
Good35.80%34.22%
Fair14.49%13.12%
Bad4.31%4.25%
Very Bad1.13%1.25%

What is the population of Fishpool and Forest of Dean?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Forest of Dean including Fishpool. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

WardPopulation
Berry Hill4538
Bream4934
Cinderford East4635
Cinderford West4443
Coleford7575
Dymock1880
Hartpury & Redmarley5711
Longhope & Huntley4006
Lydbrook2249
Lydney East6019
Lydney North1779
Lydney West & Aylburton2477
Mitcheldean, Ruardean & Drybrook7391
Newent & Taynton6655
Newland & Sling2478
Newnham4660
Pillowell1954
Ruspidge2321
St. Briavels2367
Tidenham6964
Westbury-on-Severn2071
Forest of Dean Total87107



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


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