Socio-economic statistics for Knowle, City of Bristol
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If you are thinking of moving to Knowle 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 Knowle to figures for City of Bristol and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Knowle is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Knowle Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Knowle has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Knowle is an economically deprived area.

TenureBristol, City ofEngland
Owned24.6%30.6%
Mortgage29.4%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)14.5%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.8%8.3%
Private Rented22.1%15.4%
Other1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.3%

Knowle Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Knowle are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Knowle has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.

CountryBristol, City ofEngland
United Kingdom85.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries4.6%3.7%
Outside the EU9.5%9.4%

Knowle 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.

GradeBristol, City ofEngland
AB25.70%22.96%
C132.17%30.92%
C217.59%20.64%
DE24.53%25.49%

Knowle General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Knowle. The percentage of residents in Knowle rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average.

HealthBristol, City ofEngland
Very Good48.81%47.17%
Good33.46%34.22%
Fair12.25%13.12%
Bad4.22%4.25%
Very Bad1.27%1.25%

Knowle Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Knowle and are from the UK Census of 2011. Knowle has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Knowle also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Knowle are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationBristol, City ofEngland
No Qualifications20.2%22.5%
Level 111.9%13.3%
Level 212.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship2.9%3.6%
Level 314.6%12.4%
Level 432.8%27.4%
Other4.9%5.7%

Knowle Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeBristol, City ofEngland
Age 0 to 46.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.1%3.7%
Age 18 to 2413.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 299.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4422.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5916.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 644.7%6%
Age 65 to 746.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.1%2.3%
Mean Age36.539.3
Median Age3339

Knowle Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Knowle come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area. The rate of unemployment in Knowle is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitBristol, City ofEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)14.9%13.5%


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

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