Socio-economic statistics for Longton, City of Stoke-on-Trent

Socio-economic statistics for Longton, City of Stoke-on-Trent
Socio-economic statistics for Longton, City of Stoke-on-Trent

If you are thinking of moving to Longton 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 Longton to figures for City of Stoke-on-Trent and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Longton is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Longton 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. Longton 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 Longton 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Longton is both higher than the average for Staffordshire and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in Longton than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.6%2.2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)4.4%2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)20.1%11.6%13.5%

Longton rates 7/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Longton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Social Rented (Council)18.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.8%8.3%
Private Rented13.2%15.4%
Rent Free1.7%1.3%

Longton Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 46.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.7%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 2410.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 297.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420%20.6%
Age 45 to 5918.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.9%6%
Age 65 to 748.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.9%2.3%
Mean Age38.539.3
Median Age3839

Longton Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Longton are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Longton 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 Kingdom91.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.9%3.7%
Outside the EU6.2%9.4%

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


Longton General Health Statistics

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

Very Good41.97%47.17%
Very Bad1.87%1.25%

Longton Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Longton and are from the UK Census of 2011. Longton has a high level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.

No Qualifications33.8%22.5%
Level 114.4%13.3%
Level 215.9%15.2%
Level 311.9%12.4%
Level 415.5%27.4%

What is the population of Longton and Stoke-on-Trent?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Stoke-on-Trent including Longton. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Abbey Hulton and Townsend10285
Baddeley, Milton and Norton16849
Bentilee and Ubberley11354
Birches Head and Central Forest Park11092
Blurton East5158
Blurton West and Newstead7295
Boothen and Oak Hill6088
Bradeley and Chell Heath5687
Broadway and Longton East5147
Burslem Central7024
Burslem Park4887
Dresden and Florence5023
Eaton Park4326
Etruria and Hanley7991
Fenton East6162
Fenton West and Mount Pleasant5706
Ford Green and Smallthorne6161
Goldenhill and Sandyford6254
Great Chell and Packmoor9786
Hanford and Trentham11222
Hanley Park and Shelton6675
Hartshill and Basford7301
Hollybush and Longton West5821
Joiner's Square6530
Lightwood North and Normacot5509
Little Chell and Stanfield6693
Meir Hay4363
Meir North6205
Meir Park4445
Meir South6008
Penkhull and Stoke6821
Sandford Hill6054
Sneyd Green5354
Springfields and Trent Vale7250
Weston Coyney5394
Stoke-on-Trent Total256622

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

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