Socio-economic statistics for Knowlegate, Shropshire

Socio-economic statistics for Knowlegate, Shropshire
Socio-economic statistics for Knowlegate, Shropshire

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

Knowlegate Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeShropshireEngland
Age 0 to 45.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.1%5.6%
Age 10 to145.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.1%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.3%6%
Age 65 to 7411.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.7%2.3%
Mean Age42.639.3
Median Age4439

Knowlegate 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. Knowlegate is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Knowlegate 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Knowlegate than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitShropshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.7%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.4%13.5%

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

Knowlegate Immigration Statistics

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

CountryShropshireEngland
United Kingdom95.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2%3.7%
Outside the EU2.3%9.4%

Knowlegate General Health Statistics

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

HealthShropshireEngland
Very Good46.49%47.17%
Good34.92%34.22%
Fair13.55%13.12%
Bad3.91%4.25%
Very Bad1.13%1.25%

Knowlegate Education Statistics

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

QualificationShropshireEngland
No Qualifications22.5%22.5%
Level 113.1%13.3%
Level 216.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.7%3.6%
Level 312.2%12.4%
Level 427.5%27.4%
Other4.2%5.7%

Knowlegate 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.

GradeShropshireEngland
AB22.72%22.96%
C128.42%30.92%
C225.73%20.64%
DE23.13%25.49%

Knowlegate Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureShropshireEngland
Owned38.6%30.6%
Mortgage30.6%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)5%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8.5%8.3%
Private Rented13.1%15.4%
Other1.9%1.4%
Rent Free1.8%1.3%

What is the population of Knowlegate and Shropshire?

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

WardPopulation
Abbey4231
Albrighton4455
Alveley and Claverley4136
Bagley4697
Battlefield4968
Bayston Hill, Column and Sutton12460
Belle Vue4610
Bishop's Castle3818
Bowbrook4834
Bridgnorth East and Astley Abbotts6899
Bridgnorth West and Tasley7253
Broseley4995
Brown Clee4070
Burnell5056
Castlefields and Ditherington4610
Cheswardine4522
Chirbury and Worthen3021
Church Stretton and Craven Arms9272
Clee4592
Cleobury Mortimer7653
Clun4017
Copthorne4364
Corvedale3692
Ellesmere Urban4304
Gobowen, Selattyn and Weston Rhyn7016
Harlescott4964
Highley3798
Hodnet4781
Llanymynech4363
Longden4198
Loton4227
Ludlow East4026
Ludlow North3813
Ludlow South4166
Market Drayton East5636
Market Drayton West8920
Meole4556
Monkmoor4529
Much Wenlock4078
Oswestry East9605
Oswestry South4507
Oswestry West4078
Porthill4949
Prees4595
Quarry and Coton Hill4937
Radbrook4947
Rea Valley4615
Ruyton and Baschurch4438
Severn Valley4666
Shawbury5200
Shifnal North5821
Shifnal South and Cosford6650
St Martin's4491
St Oswald4729
Sundorne4226
Tern4853
The Meres5164
Underdale4505
Wem8835
Whitchurch North7707
Whitchurch South4468
Whittington4259
Worfield3570
Shropshire Total325415



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


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