Socio-economic statistics for Springhead, Oldham

Socio-economic statistics for Springhead, Oldham

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

Springhead Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Saddleworth West and Lees.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under 5.43%
5 - 9 years 5.3%
10 - 15 years 6.7%
16 - 19 years 3.82%
20 - 24 years 4.69%
25 - 34 years 12.4%
35 - 49 years 18.01%
50 - 64 years 21.71%
65 - 74 years 11.78%
75 - 84 years 7.48%
85 years & over 2.68%

How many residents own or rent their home in Springhead and Oldham

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Springhead either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 74.97 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 25.03 of Springhead residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Saddleworth West and Lees 74.97% 25.03%
Oldham 60.37% 39.63%
North West 62.33% 37.67%
England 61.31% 38.69%

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

Springhead compared to other wards in Oldham

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Saddleworth North 79.83% 20.17%
2 Saddleworth South 79.77% 20.23%
3 Crompton (Oldham) 76.31% 23.69%
4 Saddleworth West and Lees 74.97% 25.03%
5 Royton South 71.68% 28.32%
6 Royton North 71.47% 28.53%
7 Chadderton North 68.41% 31.59%
8 Chadderton Central 68.25% 31.75%
9 Failsworth East 65.58% 34.42%
10 Failsworth West 62.18% 37.82%
11 Shaw (Oldham) 61.99% 38.01%
12 Chadderton South 60.42% 39.58%
13 Waterhead 54.66% 45.34%
14 St James' (Oldham) 54.59% 45.41%
15 Werneth 50.59% 49.41%
16 Medlock Vale 50.01% 49.99%
17 St Mary's (Oldham) 44.76% 55.24%
18 Hollinwood 42.46% 57.54%
19 Coldhurst 36.35% 63.65%
20 Alexandra (Oldham) 36.28% 63.72%
Springhead is ranked 4 out of 20 wards in Oldham for the percentage of home owners.

Springhead & Oldham 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 Springhead in the Oldham local area district.

Springhead has a lower rate of immigrants than Oldham, the North West region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Saddleworth West and Lees 96.85% 3.15%
Oldham 83.37% 16.63%
North West 88.33% 11.67%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Springhead compared to other wards in Oldham

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Coldhurst 61.14% 38.86%
2 Werneth 63.22% 36.78%
3 St Mary's 65.09% 34.91%
4 Alexandra 71.15% 28.85%
5 Medlock Vale 72.84% 27.16%
6 Waterhead 78.5% 21.5%
7 Hollinwood 84.44% 15.56%
8 Chadderton North 84.49% 15.51%
9 Chadderton Central 87.28% 12.72%
10 Chadderton South 89% 11%
11 Failsworth West 90.29% 9.71%
12 St James' 91.36% 8.64%
13 Shaw 93.5% 6.5%
14 Royton South 93.68% 6.32%
15 Failsworth East 94.92% 5.08%
16 Crompton 95.69% 4.31%
17 Royton North 96.19% 3.81%
18 Saddleworth West and Lees 96.85% 3.15%
19 Saddleworth South 96.98% 3.02%
20 Saddleworth North 97.07% 2.93%
'; Springhead is ranked 18 out of 20 wards in Oldham for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

Springhead Health Statistics

Saddleworth West and Lees 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
Saddleworth West and Lees 46.68% 34.87% 13.52% 3.83% 1.1%
Oldham 46.92% 32.86% 13.94% 4.84% 1.43%
North West 47.73% 32.71% 13.36% 4.77% 1.43%
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 Oldham changed since 2011?

Oldham residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 1.3% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 45.14% 33.34% 14.57% 5.42% 1.52%
2021 46.92% 32.86% 13.94% 4.84% 1.43%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

Springhead Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Springhead 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 Springhead to the national average for England.
Level Saddleworth West and Lees England
No Qualifications 16.8% 18.08%
Level 1 9.43% 9.69%
Level 2 13.91% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 7.69% 5.32%
Level 3 19.99% 16.92%
Level 4 29.72% 33.92%

What are the occupations of the residents of Springhead?

The largest employment sector in Springhead is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 19.17%
Associate Professional & Technical 14.35%
Skilled Trades 12.52%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 11.7%
Administrative & Secretarial 11.22%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 10.77%
Elementary Occupations 7.75%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 5.92%

Springhead 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 Oldham.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Oldham 6.7% -0.3%
North West 4.3% -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 Springhead 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 Springhead.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 57.89%
In Part-Time Work 24.03%
Unemployed 3.13%
75.97% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Springhead

What is the population of Springhead and Oldham?

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

Ward Population
Alexandra 15090
Chadderton Central 11116
Chadderton North 11415
Chadderton South 11456
Coldhurst 13404
Crompton 10192
Failsworth East 10205
Failsworth West 10447
Hollinwood 12515
Medlock Vale 14402
Royton North 9781
Royton South 10794
Saddleworth North 9753
Saddleworth South 10024
Saddleworth West and Lees 10723
Shaw 10123
St James' 12707
St Mary's 15679
Waterhead 13629
Werneth 14173
Oldham Total 237628



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

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