Socio-economic statistics for Forwood, Gloucestershire

Socio-economic statistics for Forwood, Gloucestershire
Socio-economic statistics for Forwood, Gloucestershire

Socio-economic statistics for Forwood, Gloucestershire

Statistics

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

Forwood Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureStroudGloucestershireEngland
Owned38.1%35.5%30.6%
Mortgage35.2%33.9%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)10.1%5.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)2.7%7%8.3%
Private Rented11.1%13.8%15.4%
Other1.1%1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.4%1.3%

Forwood Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Forwood and are from the UK Census of 2011. Forwood has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Forwood also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Forwood are better educated than the average England citizen.

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QualificationStroudGloucestershireEngland
No Qualifications18.2%19.6%22.5%
Level 112.9%13.5%13.3%
Level 215.6%16%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.7%4%3.6%
Level 312.2%12.6%12.4%
Level 432.9%29.9%27.4%
Other3.6%4.3%5.7%

Forwood Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeStroudGloucestershireEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%5.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.8%8.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.4%5.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419%19.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.1%20.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.4%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 7410.4%9.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.4%6.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.7%2.7%2.3%
Mean Age42.341.339.3
Median Age444239

Forwood 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 Forwood 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. Forwood 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 Forwood 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 Forwood 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 Forwood than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitStroudGloucestershireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.8%2.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.8%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.1%10.5%13.5%

Forwood General Health Statistics

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

HealthStroudGloucestershireEngland
Very Good47.69%47.56%47.17%
Good35.21%35.21%34.22%
Fair12.80%12.78%13.12%
Bad3.35%3.48%4.25%
Very Bad0.94%0.97%1.25%

Forwood Immigration Statistics

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

CountryStroudGloucestershireEngland
United Kingdom94.6%92.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.2%2.9%3.7%
Outside the EU2.9%4.3%9.4%

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

GradeStroudGloucestershireEngland
AB29.01%25.38%22.96%
C127.92%30.97%30.92%
C223.52%22.07%20.64%
DE19.54%21.58%25.49%


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

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