Lickey, Worcestershire

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

Lickey Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 45.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.6%
Age 10 to145.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.9%6%
Age 65 to 7410.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 847%5.5%
Age 85 and over3%2.3%
Mean Age42.639.3
Median Age4439

Lickey 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. Lickey is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Lickey 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Lickey is both lower than the average for Worcestershire and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Lickey than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.8%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.5%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.8%11.5%13.5%

Lickey rates 2/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Lickey Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Social Rented (Council)3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7%8.3%
Private Rented7.9%15.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

Lickey General Health Statistics

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

Very Good49.05%47.17%
Very Bad1.10%1.25%

Lickey Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Lickey are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Lickey 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 Kingdom96%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries0.9%3.7%
Outside the EU2.4%9.4%

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


Lickey Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Lickey and are from the UK Census of 2011. Lickey 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. Lickey also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Lickey are better educated than the average England citizen.

No Qualifications21.3%22.5%
Level 112.8%13.3%
Level 215.8%15.2%
Level 311.7%12.4%
Level 430.5%27.4%

What is the population of Lickey and Bromsgrove?

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

Alvechurch South3105
Alvechurch Village2960
Aston Fields3513
Barnt Green & Hopwood2951
Belbroughton & Romsley6771
Bromsgrove Central3861
Catshill North2912
Catshill South3241
Drakes Cross3202
Hagley East2647
Hagley West4616
Hill Top2383
Lickey Hills3128
Lowes Hill2854
Rock Hill2970
Rubery North3643
Rubery South2964
Sanders Park3617
Wythall East2965
Wythall West2979
Bromsgrove Total100569

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

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