Socio-economic statistics for Four Ashes, Staffordshire

Socio-economic statistics for Four Ashes, Staffordshire
Socio-economic statistics for Four Ashes, Staffordshire

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

Four Ashes General Health Statistics

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

HealthSouth StaffordshireEngland
Very Good45.34%47.17%
Very Bad1.27%1.25%

Four Ashes Immigration Statistics

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

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CountrySouth StaffordshireEngland
United Kingdom97.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries0.7%3.7%
Outside the EU1.7%9.4%

Four Ashes Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSouth StaffordshireEngland
Social Rented (Council)1.5%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.5%8.3%
Private Rented7.6%15.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%

Four Ashes Education Statistics

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

QualificationSouth StaffordshireEngland
No Qualifications24%22.5%
Level 113.9%13.3%
Level 216.5%15.2%
Level 312.5%12.4%
Level 425.1%27.4%

Four Ashes Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSouth StaffordshireEngland
Age 0 to 44.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.8%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.9%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.6%6%
Age 65 to 7411.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.4%2.3%
Mean Age43.239.3
Median Age4539

Four Ashes 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. Four Ashes is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Four Ashes 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Four Ashes than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitSouth StaffordshireStaffordshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.2%2.2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.4%2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.7%11.6%13.5%

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

Four Ashes 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.

GradeSouth StaffordshireEngland

What is the population of Four Ashes and South Staffordshire?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in South Staffordshire including Four Ashes. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Brewood and Coven6716
Cheslyn Hay North and Saredon4536
Cheslyn Hay South3494
Codsall North4604
Codsall South4127
Featherstone and Shareshill7533
Great Wyrley Landywood4837
Great Wyrley Town6429
Himley and Swindon2415
Huntington and Hatherton5681
Pattingham and Patshull2255
Penkridge North East and Acton Trussell3838
Penkridge South East4705
Penkridge West2060
Perton Dippons1976
Perton East2127
Perton Lakeside6374
Trysull and Seisdon2256
Wheaton Aston, Bishopswood and Lapley4294
Wombourne North and Lower Penn6696
Wombourne South East3909
Wombourne South West4878
South Staffordshire Total112369

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

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