Socio-economic statistics for Keresley, Coventry

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Keresley in Coventry 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 Keresley older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Keresley and Coventry? Is Keresley an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

Keresley & Coventry 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 Keresley in the Coventry local area district.

Keresley has a lower rate of immigrants than Coventry, the West Midlands region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Bablake 87.51% 12.49%
Coventry 72.1% 27.9%
West Midlands 84.84% 15.17%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Keresley compared to other wards in Coventry

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 St Michael's 50.01% 49.99%
2 Foleshill 51.87% 48.13%
3 Radford 64.78% 35.22%
4 Upper Stoke 65.3% 34.7%
5 Lower Stoke 67.44% 32.56%
6 Henley 72% 28%
7 Holbrook 72.04% 27.96%
8 Longford 73.21% 26.79%
9 Cheylesmore 73.83% 26.17%
10 Wainbody 75.17% 24.83%
11 Binley and Willenhall 78.48% 21.52%
12 Sherbourne 78.61% 21.39%
13 Westwood 78.81% 21.19%
14 Wyken 80.25% 19.75%
15 Whoberley 82.43% 17.57%
16 Earlsdon 83.3% 16.7%
17 Bablake 87.51% 12.49%
18 Woodlands 88.83% 11.17%
'; Keresley is ranked 17 out of 18 wards in Coventry for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

What are the occupations of the residents of Keresley?

The largest employment sector in Keresley is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 20.44%
Associate Professional & Technical 13.28%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 12.01%
Skilled Trades 11.3%
Administrative & Secretarial 10.3%
Elementary Occupations 9.92%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 8.77%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 7.23%

Keresley Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Bablake.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under
5 - 9 years
10 - 15 years
16 - 19 years
20 - 24 years
25 - 34 years
35 - 49 years
50 - 64 years
65 - 74 years
75 - 84 years
85 years & over

Keresley Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Keresley 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 Keresley to the national average for England.
Level Bablake England
No Qualifications 17.5% 18.08%
Level 1 10.37% 9.69%
Level 2 13.25% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 7.23% 5.32%
Level 3 18.65% 16.92%
Level 4 29.97% 33.92%

Keresley Health Statistics

Bablake has a lower proportion of residents (very_good_pc-$ward_health->very_good_pc, 2)%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Bablake 47.72% 34.56% 12.49% 4.03% 1.19%
Coventry 48.55% 33.63% 12.46% 4.09% 1.27%
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 Coventry changed since 2011?

Coventry residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 1.48% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 46.05% 34.65% 13.25% 4.66% 1.4%
2021 48.55% 33.63% 12.46% 4.09% 1.27%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

Keresley 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 Coventry.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Coventry 5.7% 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 Keresley 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 Keresley.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 56.69%
In Part-Time Work 25.28%
Unemployed 3.77%
74.72% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Keresley

How many residents own or rent their home in Keresley and Coventry

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Keresley either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 76.46 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 23.54 of Keresley residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Bablake 76.46% 23.54%
Coventry 57.45% 42.55%
West Midlands 62.8% 37.2%
England 61.31% 38.69%

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

Keresley compared to other wards in Coventry

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Wainbody 83.04% 16.96%
2 Earlsdon 79.45% 20.55%
3 Bablake 76.46% 23.54%
4 Wyken 69.22% 30.78%
5 Woodlands (Coventry) 68.33% 31.67%
6 Whoberley 64.6% 35.4%
7 Cheylesmore 64.16% 35.84%
8 Holbrook 62.77% 37.23%
9 Sherbourne 61.24% 38.76%
10 Lower Stoke 57.34% 42.66%
11 Westwood 54.83% 45.17%
12 Binley and Willenhall 54.55% 45.45%
13 Longford (Coventry) 54.46% 45.54%
14 Upper Stoke 52.88% 47.12%
15 Henley 50.13% 49.87%
16 Radford (Coventry) 47.2% 52.8%
17 Foleshill 37.57% 62.43%
18 St Michael's (Coventry) 20.8% 79.2%
Keresley is ranked 3 out of 18 wards in Coventry for the percentage of home owners.

What is the population of Keresley and Coventry?

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

Ward Population
Bablake 16877
Binley and Willenhall 18056
Cheylesmore 18859
Earlsdon 16373
Foleshill 24383
Henley 21931
Holbrook 20249
Longford 21079
Lower Stoke 25129
Radford 22406
Sherbourne 18607
St Michael's 40850
Upper Stoke 21890
Wainbody 15706
Westwood 22366
Whoberley 17921
Woodlands 18850
Wyken 17855
Coventry Total 379387



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



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