If you are thinking of moving to Lower Bentley 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 Lower Bentley to figures for Worcestershire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Lower Bentley is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Lower Bentley Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Lower Bentley as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Lower Bentley is also older than the Worcestershire average, making Lower Bentley a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||5.1%||5.5%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.2%||5.3%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.9%||5.7%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||4%||3.7%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||7.1%||7.8%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||4.5%||5.5%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||18.8%||19.2%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||21.8%||20.8%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||6.9%||7.2%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||10.5%||10.4%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||7%||6.3%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||3%||2.6%||2.3%|
Lower Bentley 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. Lower Bentley has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
Lower Bentley General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Lower Bentley. The percentage of residents in Lower Bentley rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Lower Bentley rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Lower Bentley is generally better than in the average person in England.
Lower Bentley Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Lower Bentley and are from the UK Census of 2011. Lower Bentley 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. Lower Bentley also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Lower Bentley are better educated than the average England citizen.
Lower Bentley Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Lower Bentley has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Lower Bentley is a relatively affluent area.
|Social Rented (Council)||3%||5.6%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||7%||9.2%||8.3%|
Lower Bentley 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 Lower Bentley 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. Lower Bentley is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.
These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Lower Bentley 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 Lower Bentley 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 Lower Bentley 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%|
Lower Bentley Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Lower Bentley are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Lower Bentley 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||0.7%||0.5%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||0.9%||2.4%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||2.4%||2.9%||9.4%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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