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 Solihull 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 Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Shirley has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Shirley is a relatively affluent area.
|Social Rented (Council)||11.9%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||3.1%||8.3%|
Shirley Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Shirley as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Shirley is also older than the average, making Shirley a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||5.6%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.6%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||6.3%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||4.2%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||7.8%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||5.2%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||18.6%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||20.8%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||6.7%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||9.9%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||6.6%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.7%||2.3%|
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.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||3%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||1.9%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||12.2%||13.5%|
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 higher level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a lower rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does not have a significant immigrant population.
|Rebublic of Ireland||1.3%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||1.2%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||5%||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. Shirley has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
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 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.
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.
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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