Socio-economic statistics for Oakengates, Shropshire

Socio-economic statistics for Oakengates, Shropshire
Socio-economic statistics for Oakengates, Shropshire

Socio-economic statistics for Oakengates, Shropshire

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

Oakengates Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Oakengates come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They are the last published indiciator of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment firgures as a percentage and has no further plans to do so. That being said, these census 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 Oakengates is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitTelford and WrekinEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.5%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)16.2%13.5%

Oakengates rates 5/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Oakengates Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureTelford and WrekinEngland
Owned27.2%30.6%
Mortgage36.5%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)8.1%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)11.6%8.3%
Private Rented13.6%15.4%
Other1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

Oakengates Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeTelford and WrekinEngland
Age 0 to 46.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 96%5.6%
Age 10 to146.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.2%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646%6%
Age 65 to 748.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.6%2.3%
Mean Age38.139.3
Median Age3839

Oakengates Immigration Statistics

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

CountryTelford and WrekinEngland
United Kingdom92.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries3%3.7%
Outside the EU3.9%9.4%

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

GradeTelford and WrekinEngland
AB17.99%22.96%
C128.30%30.92%
C222.94%20.64%
DE30.77%25.49%

Oakengates Education Statistics

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

QualificationTelford and WrekinEngland
No Qualifications24.6%22.5%
Level 115.1%13.3%
Level 217.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.3%3.6%
Level 313%12.4%
Level 420.9%27.4%
Other5.1%5.7%

Oakengates General Health Statistics

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

HealthTelford and WrekinEngland
Very Good45.87%47.17%
Good34.32%34.22%
Fair13.57%13.12%
Bad4.81%4.25%
Very Bad1.42%1.25%


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


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