Meeson Heath, Shropshire

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

Meeson Heath Immigration Statistics

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

CountryTelford and WrekinEngland
United Kingdom92.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries3%3.7%
Outside the EU3.9%9.4%

Meeson Heath Age Distribution Statistics

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

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AgeTelford and WrekinEngland
Age 0 to 46.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 96%5.6%
Age 10 to146.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.2%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646%6%
Age 65 to 748.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.6%2.3%
Mean Age38.139.3
Median Age3839

Meeson Heath 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.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Meeson Heath 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Meeson Heath is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitTelford and WrekinEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.5%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)16.2%13.5%

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

Meeson Heath Education Statistics

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

QualificationTelford and WrekinEngland
No Qualifications24.6%22.5%
Level 115.1%13.3%
Level 217.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.3%3.6%
Level 313%12.4%
Level 420.9%27.4%
Other5.1%5.7%

Meeson Heath General Health Statistics

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

HealthTelford and WrekinEngland
Very Good45.87%47.17%
Good34.32%34.22%
Fair13.57%13.12%
Bad4.81%4.25%
Very Bad1.42%1.25%

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

GradeTelford and WrekinEngland
AB17.99%22.96%
C128.30%30.92%
C222.94%20.64%
DE30.77%25.49%

Meeson Heath Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureTelford and WrekinEngland
Owned27.2%30.6%
Mortgage36.5%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)8.1%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)11.6%8.3%
Private Rented13.6%15.4%
Other1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

What is the population of Meeson Heath and Telford and Wrekin?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Telford and Wrekin including Meeson Heath. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

WardPopulation
Admaston & Bratton2939
Apley Castle3454
Arleston3652
Brookside6601
Church Aston & Lilleshall3241
College3688
Dawley & Aqueduct9296
Donnington6997
Dothill2703
Edgmond & Ercall Magna6528
Ercall2822
Hadley & Leegomery10731
Haygate4054
Horsehay & Lightmoor7760
Ironbridge Gorge2843
Ketley & Overdale11618
Madeley & Sutton Hill10693
Malinslee & Dawley Bank6941
Muxton7296
Newport North & West6782
Newport South & East5614
Oakengates & Ketley Bank9647
Park2324
Priorslee7177
Shawbirch2957
St Georges5780
The Nedge10210
Woodside7626
Wrockwardine3228
Wrockwardine Wood & Trench6120
Telford and Wrekin Total181322



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


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