If you are thinking of moving to Sandwell 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 Sandwell to figures for West Midlands and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Sandwell is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Sandwell Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Sandwell and are from the UK Census of 2011. Sandwell 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.
Sandwell Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Sandwell as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Sandwell is also older than the average, making Sandwell 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%|
Sandwell 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. Sandwell has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
Sandwell Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Sandwell has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Sandwell is an economically deprived area.
|Social Rented (Council)||22.7%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||4.8%||8.3%|
Sandwell General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Sandwell. The percentage of residents in Sandwell rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Sandwell rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Sandwell is generally worse than in the average person in England.
Sandwell Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Sandwell are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Sandwell 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%|
Sandwell Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Sandwell 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 Sandwell 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 Sandwell 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%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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