Socio-economic statistics for Four Oaks, Birmingham

Socio-economic statistics for Four Oaks, Birmingham
Socio-economic statistics for Four Oaks, Birmingham

Socio-economic statistics for Four Oaks, Birmingham

Statistics

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

Four Oaks 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. Four Oaks has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeBirminghamEngland
AB17.97%22.96%
C129.39%30.92%
C218.36%20.64%
DE34.28%25.49%

Four Oaks Education Statistics

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

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QualificationBirminghamEngland
No Qualifications28.2%22.5%
Level 113.3%13.3%
Level 213.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship2.1%3.6%
Level 313%12.4%
Level 423%27.4%
Other6.6%5.7%

Four Oaks 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 Four Oaks 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 Oaks 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 Four Oaks 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Four Oaks is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in Four Oaks than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitBirminghamEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)6.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)20.2%13.5%

Four Oaks rates 3/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Four Oaks Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Four Oaks are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Four Oaks has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.

CountryBirminghamEngland
United Kingdom77.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.8%3.7%
Outside the EU18%9.4%

Four Oaks General Health Statistics

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

HealthBirminghamEngland
Very Good45.53%47.17%
Good33.91%34.22%
Fair13.87%13.12%
Bad5.04%4.25%
Very Bad1.65%1.25%

Four Oaks Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeBirminghamEngland
Age 0 to 47.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.9%5.6%
Age 10 to146.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.1%3.7%
Age 18 to 2412.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 298%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5916.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 644.3%6%
Age 65 to 746.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.8%2.3%
Mean Age35.339.3
Median Age3239

Four Oaks Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Four Oaks has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Four Oaks is an economically deprived area.Since all home ownership is lower than the national average and all rented accommodation levels are higher than the national average, this also suggests an area of economic deprivation

TenureBirminghamEngland
Owned25.9%30.6%
Mortgage29.3%32.8%
Shared1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)15.4%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8.8%8.3%
Private Rented16.7%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.7%1.3%


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

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