If you are thinking of moving to Oldbury 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 Oldbury to figures for Sandwell and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Oldbury is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Oldbury Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Oldbury 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 Oldbury 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 Oldbury 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%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||20.7%||13.5%|
Oldbury Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Oldbury has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Oldbury is an economically deprived area.
|Social Rented (Council)||22.7%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||4.8%||8.3%|
Oldbury General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Oldbury. The percentage of residents in Oldbury rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Oldbury rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Oldbury is generally worse than in the average person in England.
Oldbury Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Oldbury are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Oldbury 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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.5%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||3.2%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||12.2%||9.4%|
Oldbury Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Oldbury and are from the UK Census of 2011. Oldbury 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.
Oldbury Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Oldbury as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Oldbury is also older than the average, making Oldbury a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||7.4%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||6.6%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||6.3%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.9%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||9.3%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||7.5%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||21%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||17.8%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||4.9%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||8%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||5.2%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2%||2.3%|
Oldbury 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. Oldbury has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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