Socio-economic statistics for Illey, Worcestershire

Socio-economic statistics for Illey, Worcestershire
Socio-economic statistics for Illey, Worcestershire

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

Illey 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.

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Illey 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Illey is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

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%

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

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


Illey Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Social Rented (Council)16.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3%8.3%
Private Rented8.4%15.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.3%

Illey Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications30%22.5%
Level 114.3%13.3%
Level 216.7%15.2%
Level 311.9%12.4%
Level 419.2%27.4%

Illey General Health Statistics

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

Very Good42.45%47.17%
Very Bad1.42%1.25%

Illey Immigration Statistics

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

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

Illey Age Distribution Statistics

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

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

What is the population of Illey and Dudley?

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

Belle Vale14254
Brierley Hill15199
Brockmoor and Pensnett13546
Castle and Priory15289
Coseley East12704
Cradley and Wollescote13534
Halesowen North12742
Halesowen South12370
Hayley Green and Cradley South12161
Kingswinford North and Wall Heath12023
Kingswinford South12290
Lye and Stourbridge North12687
Netherton, Woodside and St Andrews15605
Pedmore and Stourbridge East12400
Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood13897
St James's15764
St Thomas's15931
Upper Gornal and Woodsetton13870
Wollaston and Stourbridge Town13046
Dudley Total322363

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

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