Socio-economic statistics for Springfield, Wolverhampton

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Springfield in Wolverhampton 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 Springfield older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Springfield and Wolverhampton? Is Springfield an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

Springfield & Wolverhampton 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 Springfield in the Wolverhampton local area district.

Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Park (Wolverhampton) 68.73% 31.27%
Wolverhampton 77.09% 22.91%
West Midlands 84.84% 15.17%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Springfield compared to other wards in Wolverhampton

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Blakenhall 53.06% 46.94%
2 St Peter's 54.08% 45.92%
3 Ettingshall 62.44% 37.56%
4 Heath Town 63.83% 36.17%
5 Graiseley 66.51% 33.49%
6 Park 68.73% 31.27%
7 Bushbury South and Low Hill 74.63% 25.37%
8 East Park 78.88% 21.12%
9 Bilston East 80.21% 19.79%
10 Bilston North 80.93% 19.07%
11 Spring Vale 83.41% 16.59%
12 Oxley 84.75% 15.25%
13 Penn 84.84% 15.16%
14 Wednesfield South 85.89% 14.11%
15 Tettenhall Regis 86.93% 13.07%
16 Fallings Park 86.96% 13.04%
17 Tettenhall Wightwick 88.41% 11.59%
18 Merry Hill 88.87% 11.13%
19 Bushbury North 89.76% 10.24%
20 Wednesfield North 93.61% 6.39%
'; Springfield is ranked 6 out of 20 wards in Wolverhampton for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

Springfield Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Springfield 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 Springfield to the national average for England.
Level Park England
No Qualifications 20.68% 18.08%
Level 1 9.11% 9.69%
Level 2 11.53% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 3.75% 5.32%
Level 3 14.2% 16.92%
Level 4 36.85% 33.92%

How many residents own or rent their home in Springfield and Wolverhampton

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Springfield either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 48.84 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 51.16 of Springfield residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Park (Wolverhampton) 48.84% 51.16%
Wolverhampton 54.98% 45.02%
West Midlands 62.8% 37.2%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Springfield has a significantly lower level of home ownership than the national average. This is indicative or an economically deprived area.

Springfield compared to other wards in Wolverhampton

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Penn 82.27% 17.73%
2 Tettenhall Regis 76.86% 23.14%
3 Tettenhall Wightwick 74.07% 25.93%
4 Merry Hill 66.6% 33.4%
5 Bushbury North 65.82% 34.18%
6 Wednesfield North 65.7% 34.3%
7 Spring Vale 63.2% 36.8%
8 Wednesfield South 62.13% 37.87%
9 Bilston North 59.93% 40.07%
10 Fallings Park 59.33% 40.67%
11 Oxley 57.13% 42.87%
12 Blakenhall 55.45% 44.55%
13 Park (Wolverhampton) 48.84% 51.16%
14 Ettingshall 46.27% 53.73%
15 Graiseley 45.65% 54.35%
16 East Park 45.11% 54.89%
17 Bilston East 42.35% 57.65%
18 Bushbury South and Low Hill 41.14% 58.86%
19 Heath Town 30.37% 69.63%
20 St Peter's (Wolverhampton) 28.84% 71.16%
Springfield is ranked 13 out of 20 wards in Wolverhampton for the percentage of home owners.

Springfield 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 Wolverhampton.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Wolverhampton 7.8% 0%
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 Springfield 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 Springfield.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 52.21%
In Part-Time Work 23.65%
Unemployed 9.72%
76.35% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Springfield

Springfield Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Park.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under
5 - 9 years
10 - 15 years
16 - 19 years
20 - 24 years
25 - 34 years
35 - 49 years
50 - 64 years
65 - 74 years
75 - 84 years
85 years & over

Springfield Health Statistics

Park has a lower proportion of residents (=round( $country_health->very_good_pc-$ward_health->very_good_pc, 2)%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Park (Wolverhampton) 45.71% 34.29% 14.23% 4.54% 1.23%
Wolverhampton 44.84% 34.39% 14.43% 4.91% 1.43%
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 Wolverhampton changed since 2011?

Wolverhampton residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 2.1% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 41.79% 35.34% 15.67% 5.53% 1.66%
2021 44.84% 34.39% 14.43% 4.91% 1.43%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

What are the occupations of the residents of Springfield?

The largest employment sector in Springfield is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Skilled Trades.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 22.17%
Elementary Occupations 14.76%
Associate Professional & Technical 12.15%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 10.23%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 9.61%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 9.17%
Administrative & Secretarial 8.59%
Skilled Trades 6.61%

What is the population of Springfield and Wolverhampton?

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

Ward Population
Bilston East 14933
Bilston North 12469
Blakenhall 13320
Bushbury North 12130
Bushbury South and Low Hill 16938
East Park 13217
Ettingshall 16774
Fallings Park 12043
Graiseley 13434
Heath Town 16260
Merry Hill 11924
Oxley 12683
Park 13076
Penn 12263
Spring Vale 12328
St Peter's 15510
Tettenhall Regis 11853
Tettenhall Wightwick 10820
Wednesfield North 10749
Wednesfield South 11683
Wolverhampton Total 264407


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