Hurst Green, Dudley

Statistics

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

Hurst Green Immigration Statistics

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

CountryDudleyEngland
United Kingdom94.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries0.9%3.7%
Outside the EU4.1%9.4%

Hurst Green Education Statistics

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

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QualificationDudleyEngland
No Qualifications30%22.5%
Level 114.3%13.3%
Level 216.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.5%3.6%
Level 311.9%12.4%
Level 419.2%27.4%
Other4.4%5.7%

Hurst Green Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureDudleyEngland
Owned34.9%30.6%
Mortgage33.8%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)16.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3%8.3%
Private Rented8.4%15.4%
Other0.8%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.3%

Hurst Green Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeDudleyEngland
Age 0 to 46%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.7%5.6%
Age 10 to145.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.2%6%
Age 65 to 7410.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.3%
Mean Age40.539.3
Median Age4139

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

GradeDudleyEngland
AB16.95%22.96%
C128.99%30.92%
C226.05%20.64%
DE28.00%25.49%

Hurst Green 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 Hurst Green 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 Hurst Green 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 Hurst Green is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitDudleyEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)16.2%13.5%

Hurst Green General Health Statistics

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

HealthDudleyEngland
Very Good42.45%47.17%
Good35.76%34.22%
Fair15.28%13.12%
Bad5.09%4.25%
Very Bad1.42%1.25%


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

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