Socio-economic statistics for Shirley, City of Southampton
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If you are thinking of moving to Shirley 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 Shirley to figures for City of Southampton and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Shirley is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Shirley Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSouthamptonEngland
Age 0 to 46.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.6%
Age 10 to144.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.1%3.7%
Age 18 to 2416.9%9.4%
Age 25 to 299.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5916.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 644.6%6%
Age 65 to 746.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.3%
Mean Age36.139.3
Median Age3239

Shirley Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Shirley has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Shirley is an economically deprived area.

TenureSouthamptonEngland
Owned21.7%30.6%
Mortgage28.1%32.8%
Shared1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)16.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.3%8.3%
Private Rented23.4%15.4%
Other1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

Shirley General Health Statistics

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

HealthSouthamptonEngland
Very Good47.56%47.17%
Good34.99%34.22%
Fair12.36%13.12%
Bad3.89%4.25%
Very Bad1.20%1.25%

Shirley Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySouthamptonEngland
United Kingdom82.4%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries6.7%3.7%
Outside the EU10.3%9.4%

Shirley 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.

GradeSouthamptonEngland
AB18.87%22.96%
C132.20%30.92%
C220.43%20.64%
DE28.50%25.49%

Shirley Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Shirley 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.

BenefitSouthamptonEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)13%13.5%

Shirley Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Shirley and are from the UK Census of 2011. Shirley has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.

QualificationSouthamptonEngland
No Qualifications21%22.5%
Level 112.9%13.3%
Level 213.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.7%3.6%
Level 317.3%12.4%
Level 424.6%27.4%
Other6.6%5.7%



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

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