Socio-economic statistics for Silver End, Dudley

Socio-economic statistics for Silver End, Dudley

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Silver End in Dudley from UK government sources such as the 2021 Census and the Index of Multiple Deprivation. They should give you a broad snapshot of the area and the surrounding locations. Are the residents of Silver End older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Silver End and Dudley? Is Silver End an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

Silver End & Dudley Immigration Statistics

We have analysed the Census 2021 raw data on country of birth and compiled immigration statistics as percentages of the population. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. Below are the figures for Silver End in the Dudley local area district.

Silver End has a lower rate of immigrants than Dudley, the West Midlands region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Amblecote 96.15% 3.85%
Dudley 92.1% 7.9%
West Midlands 84.84% 15.17%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Silver End compared to other wards in Dudley

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 St Thomas's 75.99% 24.01%
2 St James's 84.64% 15.36%
3 Netherton, Woodside and St Andrews 87.24% 12.76%
4 Castle and Priory 87.53% 12.47%
5 Lye and Stourbridge North 88.08% 11.92%
6 Halesowen North 88.57% 11.43%
7 Cradley and Wollescote 90.1% 9.9%
8 Brierley Hill 91.65% 8.35%
9 Belle Vale 91.95% 8.05%
10 Brockmoor and Pensnett 92.78% 7.22%
11 Pedmore and Stourbridge East 93.4% 6.6%
12 Coseley East 93.42% 6.58%
13 Halesowen South 94.25% 5.75%
14 Hayley Green and Cradley South 94.31% 5.69%
15 Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood 94.9% 5.1%
16 Upper Gornal and Woodsetton 95.14% 4.86%
17 Wollaston and Stourbridge Town 95.73% 4.27%
18 Amblecote 96.15% 3.85%
19 Norton 96.44% 3.56%
20 Sedgley 96.93% 3.07%
21 Kingswinford North and Wall Heath 97.06% 2.94%
22 Gornal 97.14% 2.86%
23 Wordsley 97.69% 2.31%
24 Kingswinford South 97.73% 2.27%
'; Silver End is ranked 18 out of 24 wards in Dudley for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

Silver End Unemployment Statistics

Since the introduction of Universal Credit, The Department for Work & Pensions have not issued any statistics (in our view) that can be used to ascertain the levels of unemployment or under employment in the UK, just meaningless geographic counts. However, the Office of National Statistics does publish claimant counts of people receiving out of work benefits, be that legacy Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit as a proportion of people over 16. These figures are usually updated once a month and are for Local Authority Districts and Unitary Authority Districts. So below are the figures of Dudley.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Dudley 4.8% -0.4%
West Midlands 5% -0.3%
England 3.8% -0.3%
UK 3.7% -0.3%
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Last Retrieved: March 2023
The 2021 census had data on people who were economically active (seeking work) yet unemployed on Census day (Sunday March 21st 2021). These statitics do cover Silver End on a ward level. However, it has to be noted that the Census day was during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and therefore are not reflective of normal levels of unemployment. For example, between March 2020 and June 2020 people claiming Universal Credit doubled in most areas of the United Kingdom and then steadily declined up to the day of the Census and beyond. This data also contains the proportion of people in part-time work (working between 1-35 hours per week), which maybe an indicator of under employment in Silver End.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 60.04%
In Part-Time Work 27.31%
Unemployed 3.91%
72.69% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Silver End

Silver End Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Silver End residents have in terms of formal qualifications as a percentage. The UK government breaks qualifications down into 7 levels. A detailed explanation of these levels can be found here. However, the Census groups these into just 4 \'levels\'. Here are some examples of the qualifications each census level represents when not stated;

  • Level 1 - GCSE grades D, E, F, or G & below
  • Level 2 - GCSE A*, A, B, C or O Level grades A, B or C
  • Level 3 - A or AS qualification at any grade
  • Level 4 - HNC, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or Phd

In this first table we have compared Silver End to the national average for England.
Level Amblecote England
No Qualifications 17.85% 18.08%
Level 1 10.87% 9.69%
Level 2 17.1% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 6.29% 5.32%
Level 3 19.29% 16.92%
Level 4 26.19% 33.92%

How many residents own or rent their home in Silver End and Dudley

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Silver End either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 77.97 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 22.03 of Silver End residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Amblecote 77.97% 22.03%
Dudley 66.43% 33.57%
West Midlands 62.8% 37.2%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Silver End has a significantly higher level of home ownership than the national average. This is indicative or an economically wealthy area.

Silver End compared to other wards in Dudley

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Kingswinford North and Wall Heath 85.09% 14.91%
2 Halesowen South 82.32% 17.68%
3 Kingswinford South 82.21% 17.79%
4 Norton (Dudley) 81.25% 18.75%
5 Wordsley 78.79% 21.21%
6 Amblecote 77.97% 22.03%
7 Hayley Green and Cradley South 76.42% 23.58%
8 Sedgley (Dudley) 76.39% 23.61%
9 Pedmore and Stourbridge East 75.7% 24.3%
10 Halesowen North 71.26% 28.74%
11 Gornal 69.86% 30.14%
12 Wollaston and Stourbridge Town 67.72% 32.28%
13 Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood 64.74% 35.26%
14 Cradley and Wollescote 64.17% 35.83%
15 Upper Gornal and Woodsetton 64.01% 35.99%
16 Belle Vale (Dudley) 62.93% 37.07%
17 Lye and Stourbridge North 60.2% 39.8%
18 Coseley East 59.59% 40.41%
19 Castle and Priory 56.97% 43.03%
20 Brockmoor and Pensnett 56.06% 43.94%
21 Netherton, Woodside and St Andrews 55.05% 44.95%
22 St James's (Dudley) 49.43% 50.57%
23 St Thomas's (Dudley) 47.46% 52.54%
24 Brierley Hill 47.22% 52.78%
Silver End is ranked 6 out of 24 wards in Dudley for the percentage of home owners.

Silver End Health Statistics

Amblecote has a lower proportion of residents (very_good_pc-$ward_health->very_good_pc, 2)%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Amblecote 46.88% 34.93% 12.95% 4.18% 1.07%
Dudley 43.85% 35.43% 14.65% 4.73% 1.34%
West Midlands 46.4% 34.38% 13.54% 4.37% 1.31%
England 48.49% 33.71% 12.65% 3.98% 1.17%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How has the health of residents in Dudley changed since 2011?

Dudley residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 1.07% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 42.45% 35.76% 15.28% 5.09% 1.42%
2021 43.85% 35.43% 14.65% 4.73% 1.34%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

What are the occupations of the residents of Silver End?

The largest employment sector in Silver End is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 17.41%
Associate Professional & Technical 13.01%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 12.25%
Administrative & Secretarial 11.96%
Skilled Trades 11.81%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 9.17%
Elementary Occupations 8.81%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 7.05%

Silver End Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Amblecote.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under 5.13%
5 - 9 years 5.59%
10 - 15 years 6.24%
16 - 19 years 4.55%
20 - 24 years 5.09%
25 - 34 years 11.24%
35 - 49 years 19.52%
50 - 64 years 22.39%
65 - 74 years 12.73%
75 - 84 years 5.66%
85 years & over 1.85%

What is the population of Silver End and Dudley?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Dudley including Silver End. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Ward Population
Amblecote 13056
Belle Vale 14254
Brierley Hill 15199
Brockmoor and Pensnett 13546
Castle and Priory 15289
Coseley East 12704
Cradley and Wollescote 13534
Gornal 13291
Halesowen North 12742
Halesowen South 12370
Hayley Green and Cradley South 12161
Kingswinford North and Wall Heath 12023
Kingswinford South 12290
Lye and Stourbridge North 12687
Netherton, Woodside and St Andrews 15605
Norton 11993
Pedmore and Stourbridge East 12400
Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood 13897
Sedgley 11981
St James's 15764
St Thomas's 15931
Upper Gornal and Woodsetton 13870
Wollaston and Stourbridge Town 13046
Wordsley 12730
Dudley Total 322363



Last updated: 20/02/2024, Additional Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.

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