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

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

GradeRedditchWorcestershireEngland
AB17.85%24.20%22.96%
C128.98%29.81%30.92%
C224.45%22.60%20.64%
DE28.71%23.39%25.49%

Redditch Education Statistics

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

QualificationRedditchWorcestershireEngland
No Qualifications25.1%23%22.5%
Level 115.8%13.3%13.3%
Level 217%15.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.7%3.9%3.6%
Level 312%12.1%12.4%
Level 420.7%27.2%27.4%
Other5.6%4.6%5.7%

Redditch Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureRedditchWorcestershireEngland
Owned26.5%35.9%30.6%
Mortgage39.1%35%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)16.4%5.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.7%9.2%8.3%
Private Rented10.7%11.3%15.4%
Other1%1.1%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.2%1.3%

Redditch Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Redditch as a whole, is younger than the national average. However, population of Redditch is older than the Worcestershire average.

AgeRedditchWorcestershireEngland
Age 0 to 46.7%5.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.8%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to145.9%5.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.3%7.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 297.1%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.3%19.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.2%20.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.7%7.2%6%
Age 65 to 748%10.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.3%6.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.8%2.6%2.3%
Mean Age38.641.839.3
Median Age384339

Redditch Immigration Statistics

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

CountryRedditchWorcestershireEngland
United Kingdom92%94.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.7%2.4%3.7%
Outside the EU3.6%2.9%9.4%

Redditch General Health Statistics

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

HealthRedditchWorcestershireEngland
Very Good46.77%46.47%47.17%
Good34.86%34.87%34.22%
Fair12.96%13.50%13.12%
Bad4.18%3.99%4.25%
Very Bad1.23%1.16%1.25%

Redditch Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Redditch 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.

BenefitRedditchWorcestershireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.1%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)13.2%11.5%13.5%


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

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