If you are thinking of moving to Sheldon 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 Sheldon to figures for Birmingham and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Sheldon is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Sheldon Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Sheldon and are from the UK Census of 2011.
Sheldon Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Sheldon 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 Sheldon 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 Sheldon 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)||3.1%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||20.2%||13.5%|
Sheldon Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Sheldon has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Sheldon is an economically deprived area.Since all home ownership is lower than the national average and all rented accommodation levels are higher than the national average, this also suggests an area of economic deprivation
|Social Rented (Council)||15.4%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||8.8%||8.3%|
Sheldon Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Sheldon as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Sheldon is also older than the average, making Sheldon a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||7.6%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||6.9%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||6.9%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||4.1%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||12.2%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||8%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||20.8%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||16.4%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||4.3%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||6.5%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||4.6%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||1.8%||2.3%|
Sheldon Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Sheldon are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Sheldon 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||1.5%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||2.8%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||18%||9.4%|
Sheldon General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Sheldon. The percentage of residents in Sheldon rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Sheldon rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Sheldon is generally worse than in the average person in England.
Sheldon 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. Sheldon 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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