Merry Hill, Wolverhampton

Statistics

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

Merry Hill General Health Statistics

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

HealthWolverhamptonEngland
Very Good41.79%47.17%
Good35.34%34.22%
Fair15.67%13.12%
Bad5.53%4.25%
Very Bad1.66%1.25%

Merry Hill Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Merry Hill are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Merry Hill has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.

CountryWolverhamptonEngland
United Kingdom83.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.8%3.7%
Outside the EU13%9.4%

Merry Hill Education Statistics

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

QualificationWolverhamptonEngland
No Qualifications31.2%22.5%
Level 114.1%13.3%
Level 214.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship2.7%3.6%
Level 310.6%12.4%
Level 419.5%27.4%
Other6.9%5.7%

Merry Hill Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureWolverhamptonEngland
Owned28.8%30.6%
Mortgage27.8%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)22.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.7%8.3%
Private Rented12.3%15.4%
Other0.9%1.4%
Rent Free1.8%1.3%

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

GradeWolverhamptonEngland
AB13.59%22.96%
C126.49%30.92%
C223.47%20.64%
DE36.46%25.49%

Merry Hill Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Merry Hill 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 unemployment in Merry Hill is both higher than the average for 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 Merry Hill than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitWolverhamptonEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)7.3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)21.1%13.5%

Merry Hill Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeWolverhamptonEngland
Age 0 to 46.7%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.8%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.9%9.4%
Age 25 to 297.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5918.3%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.2%6%
Age 65 to 748.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.3%
Mean Age38.539.3
Median Age3739



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

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