Middle Bickenhill, Solihull

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

Middle Bickenhill General Health Statistics

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

Very Good47.51%47.17%
Very Bad1.21%1.25%

Middle Bickenhill 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.

How grim is your Postcode?

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Middle Bickenhill 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)12.2%13.5%

Middle Bickenhill rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Middle Bickenhill Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Middle Bickenhill are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Middle Bickenhill 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 Kingdom92.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.2%3.7%
Outside the EU5%9.4%

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


Middle Bickenhill Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Social Rented (Council)11.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.1%8.3%
Private Rented9.1%15.4%
Rent Free0.7%1.3%

Middle Bickenhill Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Middle Bickenhill and are from the UK Census of 2011. Middle Bickenhill 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 Qualifications22.7%22.5%
Level 113.6%13.3%
Level 216.1%15.2%
Level 311.7%12.4%
Level 428.5%27.4%

Middle Bickenhill Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 45.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.6%5.6%
Age 10 to146.3%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.2%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.7%6%
Age 65 to 749.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.7%2.3%
Mean Age41.339.3
Median Age4239

What is the population of Middle Bickenhill and Solihull?

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

Castle Bromwich11280
Chelmsley Wood13308
Dorridge and Hockley Heath11465
Kingshurst and Fordbridge13575
Shirley East12123
Shirley South12537
Shirley West12895
Smith's Wood12929
St Alphege13846
Solihull Total217487

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

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