Socio-economic statistics for Platt Lane, Shropshire

Socio-economic statistics for Platt Lane, Shropshire
Socio-economic statistics for Platt Lane, Shropshire

Socio-economic statistics for Platt Lane, Shropshire

Statistics

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

Platt Lane Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureShropshireEngland
Owned38.6%30.6%
Mortgage30.6%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)5%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8.5%8.3%
Private Rented13.1%15.4%
Other1.9%1.4%
Rent Free1.8%1.3%

Platt Lane 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.

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GradeShropshireEngland
AB22.72%22.96%
C128.42%30.92%
C225.73%20.64%
DE23.13%25.49%

Platt Lane 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 Platt Lane 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. Platt Lane 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 Platt Lane 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.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 Platt Lane than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitShropshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.7%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.4%13.5%

Platt Lane Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeShropshireEngland
Age 0 to 45.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.1%5.6%
Age 10 to145.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.1%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.3%6%
Age 65 to 7411.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.7%2.3%
Mean Age42.639.3
Median Age4439

Platt Lane General Health Statistics

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

HealthShropshireEngland
Very Good46.49%47.17%
Good34.92%34.22%
Fair13.55%13.12%
Bad3.91%4.25%
Very Bad1.13%1.25%

Platt Lane Immigration Statistics

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

CountryShropshireEngland
United Kingdom95.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2%3.7%
Outside the EU2.3%9.4%

Platt Lane Education Statistics

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

QualificationShropshireEngland
No Qualifications22.5%22.5%
Level 113.1%13.3%
Level 216.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.7%3.6%
Level 312.2%12.4%
Level 427.5%27.4%
Other4.2%5.7%



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

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