Socio-economic statistics for Highbridge, Walsall

Socio-economic statistics for Highbridge, Walsall
Socio-economic statistics for Highbridge, Walsall

Socio-economic statistics for Highbridge, Walsall

Statistics

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

Highbridge Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Highbridge come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They are the last published indiciator of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment firgures as a percentage and has no further plans to do so. That being said, these census 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 Highbridge 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 Highbridge than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitWalsallEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)5.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)19.2%13.5%

Highbridge rates 5/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

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

GradeWalsallEngland
AB13.95%22.96%
C125.96%30.92%
C225.70%20.64%
DE34.39%25.49%

Highbridge Age Distribution Statistics

AgeWalsallEngland
Age 0 to 46.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.3%5.6%
Age 10 to146.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%
Age 18 to 249%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5918.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.7%6%
Age 65 to 749.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.3%
Mean Age38.839.3
Median Age3939

Highbridge Immigration Statistics

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

CountryWalsallEngland
United Kingdom90.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.5%3.7%
Outside the EU8.1%9.4%

Highbridge General Health Statistics

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

HealthWalsallEngland
Very Good42.15%47.17%
Good35.14%34.22%
Fair15.47%13.12%
Bad5.56%4.25%
Very Bad1.68%1.25%

Highbridge Education Statistics

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

QualificationWalsallEngland
No Qualifications33.7%22.5%
Level 114.6%13.3%
Level 215.3%15.2%
Apprenticeship3%3.6%
Level 310.8%12.4%
Level 416.9%27.4%
Other5.7%5.7%

Highbridge Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureWalsallEngland
Owned31.1%30.6%
Mortgage31.3%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)10%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)14.1%8.3%
Private Rented10.7%15.4%
Other1%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%


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

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