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

Flaxley Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Flaxley 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 Flaxley 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 Flaxley 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%

Flaxley Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureForest of DeanGloucestershireEngland
Social Rented (Council)2.3%5.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.1%7%8.3%
Private Rented9.5%13.8%15.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.4%1.3%

Flaxley General Health Statistics

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

HealthForest of DeanGloucestershireEngland
Very Good44.27%47.56%47.17%
Very Bad1.13%0.97%1.25%

Flaxley Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Flaxley and are from the UK Census of 2011. Flaxley 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 DeanGloucestershireEngland
No Qualifications24.5%19.6%22.5%
Level 114.3%13.5%13.3%
Level 216.8%16%15.2%
Level 312%12.6%12.4%
Level 424%29.9%27.4%

Flaxley Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeForest of DeanGloucestershireEngland
Age 0 to 44.9%5.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.2%3.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.6%8.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.4%5.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.5%19.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.9%20.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.8%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 7411.4%9.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.6%6.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.7%2.7%2.3%
Mean Age4341.339.3
Median Age454239

Flaxley 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 DeanGloucestershireEngland

Flaxley Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Flaxley are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Flaxley 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 DeanGloucestershireEngland
United Kingdom96.1%92.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.5%2.9%3.7%
Outside the EU2.1%4.3%9.4%

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

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