Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Statistics

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

Harper's Gate Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Harper's Gate are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Harper's Gate 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.

CountryStaffordshire MoorlandsStaffordshireEngland
United Kingdom97.7%95.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1%1.6%3.7%
Outside the EU1.1%2.5%9.4%

Harper's Gate General Health Statistics

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

HealthStaffordshire MoorlandsStaffordshireEngland
Very Good44.15%45.32%47.17%
Good35.06%35.18%34.22%
Fair14.86%13.84%13.12%
Bad4.55%4.38%4.25%
Very Bad1.37%1.28%1.25%

Harper's Gate Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Harper's Gate as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Harper's Gate is also older than the Staffordshire average, making Harper's Gate a older persons location.

AgeStaffordshire MoorlandsStaffordshireEngland
Age 0 to 44.8%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.9%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to145.5%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247%8.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.6%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.6%19.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.7%20.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 648.1%7%6%
Age 65 to 7411.7%10.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.7%5.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.2%2.3%
Mean Age43.441.339.3
Median Age454239

Harper's Gate 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.

GradeStaffordshire MoorlandsStaffordshireEngland
AB20.09%21.22%22.96%
C128.43%29.71%30.92%
C227.41%23.66%20.64%
DE24.07%25.41%25.49%

Harper's Gate Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Harper's Gate and are from the UK Census of 2011.

QualificationStaffordshire MoorlandsStaffordshireEngland
No Qualifications26.6%24.8%22.5%
Level 112.8%14%13.3%
Level 216%16.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.2%3.8%3.6%
Level 312.3%12.7%12.4%
Level 423.7%24%27.4%
Other4.4%4.4%5.7%

Harper's Gate Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureStaffordshire MoorlandsStaffordshireEngland
Owned44.1%36.2%30.6%
Mortgage35.6%36.1%32.8%
Shared0.3%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)3.2%5.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.6%9%8.3%
Private Rented8.6%10.1%15.4%
Other1.2%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.2%1.3%

Harper's Gate Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Harper's Gate 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 Harper's Gate is both lower than the average for Staffordshire 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 Harper's Gate than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitStaffordshire MoorlandsStaffordshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.7%2.2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.3%2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.6%11.6%13.5%


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

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