Socio-economic statistics for Shaw Side, Oldham

Socio-economic statistics for Shaw Side, Oldham
Socio-economic statistics for Shaw Side, Oldham

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

Shaw Side Immigration Statistics

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

CountryOldhamEngland
United Kingdom88.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.4%3.7%
Outside the EU9.8%9.4%

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

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GradeOldhamEngland
AB14.48%22.96%
C127.77%30.92%
C222.64%20.64%
DE35.11%25.49%

Shaw Side 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 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.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Shaw Side 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment in Shaw Side 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 Shaw Side than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitOldhamEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)5.1%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)19.1%13.5%

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

Shaw Side Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeOldhamEngland
Age 0 to 47.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.9%5.6%
Age 10 to146.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.1%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420%20.6%
Age 45 to 5918.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.7%6%
Age 65 to 748.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.8%2.3%
Mean Age37.439.3
Median Age3739

Shaw Side General Health Statistics

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

HealthOldhamEngland
Very Good45.14%47.17%
Good33.34%34.22%
Fair14.57%13.12%
Bad5.42%4.25%
Very Bad1.52%1.25%

Shaw Side Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureOldhamEngland
Owned30.3%30.6%
Mortgage34.6%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)9.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)11.4%8.3%
Private Rented10.8%15.4%
Other1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.3%

Shaw Side Education Statistics

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

QualificationOldhamEngland
No Qualifications29.6%22.5%
Level 114.6%13.3%
Level 215.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.2%3.6%
Level 311.7%12.4%
Level 418.6%27.4%
Other5.5%5.7%



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


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