Socio-economic statistics for Horsebridge, Shropshire

Socio-economic statistics for Horsebridge, Shropshire

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Horsebridge in Shropshire from UK government sources such as the 2021 Census and the Index of Multiple Deprivation. They should give you a broad snapshot of the area and the surrounding locations. Are the residents of Horsebridge older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Horsebridge and Shropshire? Is Horsebridge an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

Horsebridge Unemployment Statistics

Since the introduction of Universal Credit, The Department for Work & Pensions have not issued any statistics (in our view) that can be used to ascertain the levels of unemployment or under employment in the UK, just meaningless geographic counts. However, the Office of National Statistics does publish claimant counts of people receiving out of work benefits, be that legacy Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit as a proportion of people over 16. These figures are usually updated once a month and are for Local Authority Districts and Unitary Authority Districts. So below are the figures of Shropshire.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Shropshire 2.5% -0.3%
West Midlands 5% -0.3%
England 3.8% -0.3%
UK 3.7% -0.3%
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Last Retrieved: March 2023
The 2021 census had data on people who were economically active (seeking work) yet unemployed on Census day (Sunday March 21st 2021). These statitics do cover Horsebridge on a ward level. However, it has to be noted that the Census day was during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and therefore are not reflective of normal levels of unemployment. For example, between March 2020 and June 2020 people claiming Universal Credit doubled in most areas of the United Kingdom and then steadily declined up to the day of the Census and beyond. This data also contains the proportion of people in part-time work (working between 1-35 hours per week), which maybe an indicator of under employment in Horsebridge.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 59.06%
In Part-Time Work 30.47%
Unemployed 2.72%
69.53% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Horsebridge

What are the occupations of the residents of Horsebridge?

The largest employment sector in Horsebridge is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 20.09%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 18.54%
Skilled Trades 16.05%
Associate Professional & Technical 11.31%
Administrative & Secretarial 9.09%
Elementary Occupations 8.2%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 7.41%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 4.92%

How many residents own or rent their home in Horsebridge and Shropshire

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Horsebridge either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 75.26 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 24.74 of Horsebridge residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Loton 75.26% 24.74%
Shropshire 68.62% 31.38%
West Midlands 62.8% 37.2%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Horsebridge has a significantly higher level of home ownership than the national average. This is indicative or an economically wealthy area.

Horsebridge compared to other wards in Shropshire

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Copthorne 86.95% 13.05%
2 Llanymynech 80.04% 19.96%
3 Bayston Hill, Column and Sutton 77.89% 22.11%
4 The Meres 77.2% 22.8%
5 Ruyton and Baschurch 77.08% 22.92%
6 Clun 76.17% 23.83%
7 Hodnet 76.16% 23.84%
8 St Oswald (Shropshire) 75.45% 24.55%
9 Cleobury Mortimer 75.41% 24.59%
10 Alveley and Claverley 75.37% 24.63%
11 Clee 75.35% 24.65%
12 Loton 75.26% 24.74%
13 Cheswardine 74.69% 25.31%
14 Prees 74.48% 25.52%
15 Burnell 74.09% 25.91%
16 Longden 73.68% 26.32%
17 Battlefield 73.31% 26.69%
18 Whittington 73.17% 26.83%
19 Whitchurch South 72.82% 27.18%
20 Bagley 72.63% 27.37%
21 Chirbury and Worthen 72.11% 27.89%
22 Albrighton 72.08% 27.92%
23 St Martin's (Shropshire) 71.95% 28.05%
24 Corvedale 71.87% 28.13%
25 Bridgnorth West and Tasley 71.53% 28.47%
26 Wem 71.3% 28.7%
27 Gobowen, Selattyn and Weston Rhyn 71.29% 28.71%
28 Meole 70.94% 29.06%
29 Rea Valley 70.92% 29.08%
30 Radbrook 70.76% 29.24%
31 Brown Clee 69.96% 30.04%
32 Market Drayton West 69.95% 30.05%
33 Ludlow South 69.63% 30.37%
34 Church Stretton and Craven Arms 69.53% 30.47%
35 Ellesmere Urban 69.18% 30.82%
36 Bridgnorth East and Astley Abbotts 68.82% 31.18%
37 Tern 68.23% 31.77%
38 Highley 68.21% 31.79%
39 Broseley 66.84% 33.16%
40 Abbey (Shropshire) 66.8% 33.2%
41 Severn Valley 66.49% 33.51%
42 Much Wenlock 66.38% 33.62%
43 Bishop's Castle 66.33% 33.67%
44 Shawbury 66.21% 33.79%
45 Shifnal South and Cosford 66.11% 33.89%
46 Porthill 65.82% 34.18%
47 Shifnal North 64.89% 35.11%
48 Belle Vue (Shropshire) 64.64% 35.36%
49 Worfield 63.82% 36.18%
50 Whitchurch North 63.63% 36.37%
51 Oswestry East 63.13% 36.87%
52 Bowbrook (Shropshire) 62.99% 37.01%
53 Market Drayton East 62.72% 37.28%
54 Oswestry South 61.34% 38.66%
55 Ludlow North 60.26% 39.74%
56 Monkmoor 60.17% 39.83%
57 Underdale 59.68% 40.32%
58 Ludlow East 58.72% 41.28%
59 Sundorne 56.16% 43.84%
60 Oswestry West 54.02% 45.98%
61 Harlescott 53.63% 46.37%
62 Castlefields and Ditherington 51% 49%
63 Quarry and Coton Hill 40.82% 59.18%
Horsebridge is ranked 12 out of 63 wards in Shropshire for the percentage of home owners.

Horsebridge & Shropshire Immigration Statistics

We have analysed the Census 2021 raw data on country of birth and compiled immigration statistics as percentages of the population. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. Below are the figures for Horsebridge in the Shropshire local area district.

Horsebridge has a lower rate of immigrants than Shropshire, the West Midlands region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Loton 94.66% 5.34%
Shropshire 94.09% 5.91%
West Midlands 84.84% 15.17%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Horsebridge compared to other wards in Shropshire

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Quarry and Coton Hill 82.86% 17.14%
2 Oswestry West 84.05% 15.95%
3 Castlefields and Ditherington 86.85% 13.15%
4 Oswestry South 87.28% 12.72%
5 Bowbrook 87.91% 12.09%
6 Porthill 88.82% 11.18%
7 Oswestry East 90.05% 9.95%
8 Radbrook 90.42% 9.58%
9 Shifnal South and Cosford 91.52% 8.48%
10 Abbey 92.08% 7.92%
11 Harlescott 92.27% 7.73%
12 Burnell 92.36% 7.64%
13 Belle Vue 92.55% 7.45%
14 Battlefield 92.59% 7.41%
15 Copthorne 92.76% 7.24%
16 Bagley 93.08% 6.92%
17 Ellesmere Urban 93.1% 6.9%
18 Meole 93.21% 6.79%
19 Church Stretton and Craven Arms 93.47% 6.53%
20 Underdale 93.73% 6.27%
21 Whitchurch North 93.74% 6.26%
22 Hodnet 93.83% 6.17%
23 Market Drayton East 93.88% 6.12%
24 Sundorne 93.98% 6.02%
25 Albrighton 94.18% 5.82%
26 Ludlow North 94.41% 5.59%
27 Cheswardine 94.65% 5.35%
28 Market Drayton West 94.66% 5.34%
29 Loton 94.66% 5.34%
30 Bishop's Castle 94.91% 5.09%
31 Whittington 94.93% 5.07%
32 Clun 94.94% 5.06%
33 Shawbury 95.02% 4.98%
34 Bayston Hill, Column and Sutton 95.14% 4.86%
35 Whitchurch South 95.17% 4.83%
36 Ruyton and Baschurch 95.19% 4.81%
37 Gobowen, Selattyn and Weston Rhyn 95.25% 4.75%
38 St Oswald 95.3% 4.7%
39 Wem 95.64% 4.36%
40 Chirbury and Worthen 95.75% 4.25%
41 Ludlow South 95.84% 4.16%
42 Ludlow East 95.92% 4.08%
43 St Martin's 95.92% 4.08%
44 Rea Valley 95.94% 4.06%
45 Prees 95.99% 4.01%
46 Severn Valley 96.05% 3.95%
47 Shifnal North 96.12% 3.88%
48 Corvedale 96.16% 3.84%
49 Bridgnorth East and Astley Abbotts 96.24% 3.76%
50 The Meres 96.25% 3.75%
51 Longden 96.31% 3.69%
52 Tern 96.46% 3.54%
53 Llanymynech 96.51% 3.49%
54 Clee 96.54% 3.46%
55 Much Wenlock 96.55% 3.45%
56 Monkmoor 96.62% 3.38%
57 Broseley 96.84% 3.16%
58 Worfield 96.84% 3.16%
59 Highley 97.03% 2.97%
60 Alveley and Claverley 97.12% 2.88%
61 Bridgnorth West and Tasley 97.2% 2.8%
62 Cleobury Mortimer 97.44% 2.56%
63 Brown Clee 97.64% 2.36%
'; Horsebridge is ranked 29 out of 63 wards in Shropshire for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

Horsebridge Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Loton.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under 3.89%
5 - 9 years 5.9%
10 - 15 years 6.65%
16 - 19 years 5.21%
20 - 24 years 4.38%
25 - 34 years 8.65%
35 - 49 years 16.93%
50 - 64 years 24.49%
65 - 74 years 13.06%
75 - 84 years 8.23%
85 years & over 2.6%

Horsebridge Health Statistics

Loton has more residents (very_good_pc-$country_health->very_good_pc, 2)%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Loton 50.81% 33.68% 11.61% 2.96% 0.93%
Shropshire 46.63% 34.71% 13.58% 3.95% 1.13%
West Midlands 46.4% 34.38% 13.54% 4.37% 1.31%
England 48.49% 33.71% 12.65% 3.98% 1.17%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How has the health of residents in Shropshire changed since 2011?

Shropshire residents who describe their health as either good or very good has decreased by 0.07% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 46.49% 34.92% 13.55% 3.91% 1.13%
2021 46.63% 34.71% 13.58% 3.95% 1.13%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

Horsebridge Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Horsebridge residents have in terms of formal qualifications as a percentage. The UK government breaks qualifications down into 7 levels. A detailed explanation of these levels can be found here. However, the Census groups these into just 4 \'levels\'. Here are some examples of the qualifications each census level represents when not stated;

  • Level 1 - GCSE grades D, E, F, or G & below
  • Level 2 - GCSE A*, A, B, C or O Level grades A, B or C
  • Level 3 - A or AS qualification at any grade
  • Level 4 - HNC, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or Phd

In this first table we have compared Horsebridge to the national average for England.
Level Loton England
No Qualifications 12.95% 18.08%
Level 1 9.08% 9.69%
Level 2 14.68% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 6.21% 5.32%
Level 3 17.55% 16.92%
Level 4 36.81% 33.92%

What is the population of Horsebridge and Shropshire?

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

Ward Population
Abbey 4231
Albrighton 4455
Alveley and Claverley 4136
Bagley 4697
Battlefield 4968
Bayston Hill, Column and Sutton 12460
Belle Vue 4610
Bishop's Castle 3818
Bowbrook 4834
Bridgnorth East and Astley Abbotts 6899
Bridgnorth West and Tasley 7253
Broseley 4995
Brown Clee 4070
Burnell 5056
Castlefields and Ditherington 4610
Cheswardine 4522
Chirbury and Worthen 3021
Church Stretton and Craven Arms 9272
Clee 4592
Cleobury Mortimer 7653
Clun 4017
Copthorne 4364
Corvedale 3692
Ellesmere Urban 4304
Gobowen, Selattyn and Weston Rhyn 7016
Harlescott 4964
Highley 3798
Hodnet 4781
Llanymynech 4363
Longden 4198
Loton 4227
Ludlow East 4026
Ludlow North 3813
Ludlow South 4166
Market Drayton East 5636
Market Drayton West 8920
Meole 4556
Monkmoor 4529
Much Wenlock 4078
Oswestry East 9605
Oswestry South 4507
Oswestry West 4078
Porthill 4949
Prees 4595
Quarry and Coton Hill 4937
Radbrook 4947
Rea Valley 4615
Ruyton and Baschurch 4438
Severn Valley 4666
Shawbury 5200
Shifnal North 5821
Shifnal South and Cosford 6650
St Martin's 4491
St Oswald 4729
Sundorne 4226
Tern 4853
The Meres 5164
Underdale 4505
Wem 8835
Whitchurch North 7707
Whitchurch South 4468
Whittington 4259
Worfield 3570
Shropshire Total 325415



Last updated: 20/02/2024, Additional Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.

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