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

Springfield Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Social Rented (Council)22.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.8%8.3%
Private Rented12%15.4%
Rent Free2.1%1.3%

Springfield Immigration Statistics

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

United Kingdom84.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU12.2%9.4%

Springfield General Health Statistics

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

Very Good41.93%47.17%
Very Bad1.80%1.25%

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


Springfield Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

Jobseekers Allowance (only)6.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)20.7%13.5%

Springfield Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications35.2%22.5%
Level 114.4%13.3%
Level 214.7%15.2%
Level 310.4%12.4%
Level 415.4%27.4%

Springfield Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 47.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.6%5.6%
Age 10 to146.3%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 297.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421%20.6%
Age 45 to 5917.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 644.9%6%
Age 65 to 748%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.3%
Mean Age37.439.3
Median Age3639

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

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