Socio-economic statistics for Heaton Mersey, Stockport

Socio-economic statistics for Heaton Mersey, Stockport
Socio-economic statistics for Heaton Mersey, Stockport

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

Heaton Mersey Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Social Rented (Council)8.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5%8.3%
Private Rented10.4%15.4%
Rent Free1%1.3%

Heaton Mersey Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Heaton Mersey are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Heaton Mersey 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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United Kingdom93.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.4%3.7%
Outside the EU4.5%9.4%

Heaton Mersey Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications20.6%22.5%
Level 113.5%13.3%
Level 216%15.2%
Level 312.1%12.4%
Level 429.8%27.4%

Heaton Mersey General Health Statistics

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

Very Good47.83%47.17%
Very Bad1.21%1.25%

Heaton Mersey 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.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Heaton Mersey 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.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.5%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)13.5%13.5%

Heaton Mersey rates 4/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Heaton Mersey 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.


Heaton Mersey Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 46.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.6%
Age 10 to145.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.1%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.4%6%
Age 65 to 749.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.4%2.3%
Mean Age40.839.3
Median Age4139

What is the population of Heaton Mersey and Stockport?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Stockport including Heaton Mersey. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Bramhall North12807
Bramhall South and Woodford12507
Bredbury and Woodley13241
Bredbury Green and Romiley14294
Brinnington and Central17622
Cheadle and Gatley15413
Cheadle Hulme North13444
Cheadle Hulme South14195
Davenport and Cale Green15854
Edgeley and Cheadle Heath14764
Hazel Grove14291
Heald Green12724
Heatons North14491
Heatons South14270
Marple North12700
Marple South and High Lane11512
Reddish North15046
Reddish South13759
Stepping Hill13256
Stockport Total294197

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

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