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

Smallbridge Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Smallbridge 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 Smallbridge 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 Smallbridge than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitRochdaleEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)20.3%13.5%

Smallbridge Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureRochdaleEngland
Owned27.8%30.6%
Mortgage34.1%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)15.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.5%8.3%
Private Rented12%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.3%

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

GradeRochdaleEngland
AB14.43%22.96%
C127.81%30.92%
C222.21%20.64%
DE35.55%25.49%

Smallbridge Education Statistics

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

QualificationRochdaleEngland
No Qualifications28.7%22.5%
Level 114.7%13.3%
Level 216.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.7%3.6%
Level 311.7%12.4%
Level 419.4%27.4%
Other5.4%5.7%

Smallbridge General Health Statistics

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

HealthRochdaleEngland
Very Good44.51%47.17%
Good33.14%34.22%
Fair14.79%13.12%
Bad5.88%4.25%
Very Bad1.68%1.25%

Smallbridge Immigration Statistics

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

CountryRochdaleEngland
United Kingdom88.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.9%0.7%
Other EU Countries2%3.7%
Outside the EU8.3%9.4%

Smallbridge Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeRochdaleEngland
Age 0 to 47%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.2%5.6%
Age 10 to146.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.2%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.9%6%
Age 65 to 747.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.8%2.3%
Mean Age37.939.3
Median Age3839



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

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