Socio-economic statistics for Moreton, Herefordshire

Socio-economic statistics for Moreton, Herefordshire
Socio-economic statistics for Moreton, Herefordshire

Socio-economic statistics for Moreton, Herefordshire

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

Moreton 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 Moreton 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. Moreton is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Moreton 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Moreton than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

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BenefitHerefordshire, County ofEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.7%13.5%

Moreton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureHerefordshire, County ofEngland
Owned39.4%30.6%
Mortgage28.3%32.8%
Shared1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)3.4%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.5%8.3%
Private Rented13.6%15.4%
Other1.9%1.4%
Rent Free1.9%1.3%

Moreton 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.

GradeHerefordshire, County ofEngland
AB20.78%22.96%
C127.51%30.92%
C226.25%20.64%
DE25.46%25.49%

Moreton Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeHerefordshire, County ofEngland
Age 0 to 45.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.4%6%
Age 65 to 7411.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.9%2.3%
Mean Age4339.3
Median Age4439

Moreton General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Moreton. The percentage of residents in Moreton rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

HealthHerefordshire, County ofEngland
Very Good45.71%47.17%
Good35.15%34.22%
Fair13.91%13.12%
Bad4.06%4.25%
Very Bad1.17%1.25%

Moreton Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Moreton are from the UK Census of 2011.

CountryHerefordshire, County ofEngland
United Kingdom93.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.8%3.7%
Outside the EU2.6%9.4%

Moreton Education Statistics

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

QualificationHerefordshire, County ofEngland
No Qualifications22.9%22.5%
Level 112.8%13.3%
Level 216%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.6%3.6%
Level 312%12.4%
Level 427.5%27.4%
Other5.2%5.7%



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


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