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

Moseley Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Moseley 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 Moseley 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 Moseley than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)6.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)20.2%13.5%

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


Moseley General Health Statistics

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

Very Good45.53%47.17%
Very Bad1.65%1.25%

Moseley Immigration Statistics

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

United Kingdom77.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.8%3.7%
Outside the EU18%9.4%

Moseley Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications28.2%22.5%
Level 113.3%13.3%
Level 213.8%15.2%
Level 313%12.4%
Level 423%27.4%

Moseley Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Moseley has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Moseley is an economically deprived area.Since all home ownership is lower than the national average and all rented accommodation levels are higher than the national average, this also suggests an area of economic deprivation

Social Rented (Council)15.4%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8.8%8.3%
Private Rented16.7%15.4%
Rent Free1.7%1.3%

Moseley Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 47.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.9%5.6%
Age 10 to146.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.1%3.7%
Age 18 to 2412.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 298%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5916.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 644.3%6%
Age 65 to 746.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.8%2.3%
Mean Age35.339.3
Median Age3239

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

Do you live in Moseley? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

  • barbara norden

    Is this idiotic, or what?
    First of all, the statistics given above are for Birmingham as a whole, not Moseley.
    Second, you are completely ignoring the specifics that influence who lives here. For example, any area that has a considerable number of large old houses, but is not totally “posh” and exclusive (like parts of Edgbaston), will have a higher rate of multi occupation and cheap lettings, and thus draw in a higher number of students, unemployed, people with long term illness, etc. There will also be hostels and care homes in large houses, as well as an increasing number of prosperous South Asian joint families, who can sometimes afford such houses when even relatively well off nuclear families cannot.
    There is also a substantial number of white middle class people who can afford to live in large houses, who choose to continue living here. They do tend to be somewhat bohemian in their attitudes, and like the sheer variety of the place.
    All this might make the area unattractive to some “aspirational” people, but it is very much loved by many of us who actually live here!