Socio-economic statistics for Moreton, Stafford, Staffordshire

Socio-economic statistics for Moreton, Stafford, Staffordshire
Socio-economic statistics for Moreton, Stafford, Staffordshire

Socio-economic statistics for Moreton, Stafford, Staffordshire

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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 Stafford, Staffordshire 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 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.

GradeStaffordStaffordshireEngland
AB26.03%21.22%22.96%
C132.98%29.71%30.92%
C219.77%23.66%20.64%
DE21.21%25.41%25.49%

Moreton Immigration Statistics

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

CountryStaffordStaffordshireEngland
United Kingdom93.9%95.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.9%1.6%3.7%
Outside the EU3.6%2.5%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. Moreton 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. Moreton also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Moreton are better educated than the average England citizen.

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QualificationStaffordStaffordshireEngland
No Qualifications20.4%24.8%22.5%
Level 112.7%14%13.3%
Level 215.8%16.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.5%3.8%3.6%
Level 312.9%12.7%12.4%
Level 430.3%24%27.4%
Other4.4%4.4%5.7%

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 Staffordshire average, making Moreton a older persons location.

AgeStaffordStaffordshireEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.1%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to145.5%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.5%8.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.4%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.4%19.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.9%20.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 647%7%6%
Age 65 to 7410.7%10.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.1%5.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.5%2.2%2.3%
Mean Age41.841.339.3
Median Age434239

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 lowest 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 unemployment in Moreton is both lower than the average for Staffordshire 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 Moreton than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitStaffordStaffordshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.8%2.2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.8%2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.7%11.6%13.5%

Moreton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureStaffordStaffordshireEngland
Owned36.4%36.2%30.6%
Mortgage35.2%36.1%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)4.3%5.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.3%9%8.3%
Private Rented11.2%10.1%15.4%
Other1.7%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.2%1.3%

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.

HealthStaffordStaffordshireEngland
Very Good46.13%45.32%47.17%
Good35.59%35.18%34.22%
Fair13.23%13.84%13.12%
Bad3.91%4.38%4.25%
Very Bad1.14%1.28%1.25%


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


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