If you are thinking of moving to Lea 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 Lea to figures for Shropshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Lea is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Lea Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Lea and are from the UK Census of 2011.
Lea 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.
Lea General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Lea. The percentage of residents in Lea rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.
Lea Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
|Social Rented (Council)||5%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||8.5%||8.3%|
Lea Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Lea as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Lea is also older than the average, making Lea a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||5.1%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.1%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.9%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||4%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||7.7%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||5.1%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||18.1%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||21.1%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||7.3%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||11.2%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||6.8%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.7%||2.3%|
Lea Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Lea are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Lea 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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.4%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||2%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||2.3%||9.4%|
Lea Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Lea 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Lea than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.
|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%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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