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

Southwood Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeMalvern HillsWorcestershireEngland
Age 0 to 44.4%5.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.9%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.3%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.3%7.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 293.9%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4416%19.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.8%20.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 648.2%7.2%6%
Age 65 to 7412.4%10.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 848%6.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.6%2.6%2.3%
Mean Age44.941.839.3
Median Age474339

Southwood Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Southwood 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 Southwood is both lower than the average for Worcestershire and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Southwood than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitMalvern HillsWorcestershireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.8%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.9%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.5%11.5%13.5%

Southwood Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureMalvern HillsWorcestershireEngland
Owned42.5%35.9%30.6%
Mortgage29.4%35%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.7%5.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.4%9.2%8.3%
Private Rented10.4%11.3%15.4%
Other1.2%1.1%1.4%
Rent Free1.7%1.2%1.3%

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

GradeMalvern HillsWorcestershireEngland
AB30.16%24.20%22.96%
C128.40%29.81%30.92%
C222.19%22.60%20.64%
DE19.25%23.39%25.49%

Southwood Immigration Statistics

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

CountryMalvern HillsWorcestershireEngland
United Kingdom95%94.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.7%2.4%3.7%
Outside the EU2.9%2.9%9.4%

Southwood General Health Statistics

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

HealthMalvern HillsWorcestershireEngland
Very Good45.57%46.47%47.17%
Good35.07%34.87%34.22%
Fair14.06%13.50%13.12%
Bad3.94%3.99%4.25%
Very Bad1.36%1.16%1.25%

Southwood Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Southwood and are from the UK Census of 2011. Southwood 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. Southwood also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Southwood are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationMalvern HillsWorcestershireEngland
No Qualifications20.3%23%22.5%
Level 111.2%13.3%13.3%
Level 215.5%15.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.8%3.9%3.6%
Level 311.4%12.1%12.4%
Level 433.9%27.2%27.4%
Other3.9%4.6%5.7%



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

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