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

Stour 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.

GradeSouth StaffordshireStaffordshireEngland
AB24.70%21.22%22.96%
C132.40%29.71%30.92%
C224.11%23.66%20.64%
DE18.79%25.41%25.49%

Stour Education Statistics

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

QualificationSouth StaffordshireStaffordshireEngland
No Qualifications24%24.8%22.5%
Level 113.9%14%13.3%
Level 216.5%16.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship4%3.8%3.6%
Level 312.5%12.7%12.4%
Level 425.1%24%27.4%
Other3.9%4.4%5.7%

Stour Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySouth StaffordshireStaffordshireEngland
United Kingdom97.2%95.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries0.7%1.6%3.7%
Outside the EU1.7%2.5%9.4%

Stour Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSouth StaffordshireStaffordshireEngland
Age 0 to 44.5%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.8%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.9%8.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.6%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.8%19.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.4%20.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.6%7%6%
Age 65 to 7411.8%10.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.6%5.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.4%2.2%2.3%
Mean Age43.241.339.3
Median Age454239

Stour Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Stour 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Stour than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitSouth StaffordshireStaffordshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.2%2.2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.4%2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.7%11.6%13.5%

Stour General Health Statistics

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

HealthSouth StaffordshireStaffordshireEngland
Very Good45.34%45.32%47.17%
Good35.50%35.18%34.22%
Fair13.78%13.84%13.12%
Bad4.10%4.38%4.25%
Very Bad1.27%1.28%1.25%

Stour Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Stour has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Stour is a relatively affluent area.

TenureSouth StaffordshireStaffordshireEngland
Owned40.1%36.2%30.6%
Mortgage35.7%36.1%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.5%5.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.5%9%8.3%
Private Rented7.6%10.1%15.4%
Other0.9%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.2%1.3%


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

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