If you are thinking of moving to Swindon 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 Swindon to figures for Wiltshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Swindon is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Swindon Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment figures as a percentage of the working population and has no further plans to do so. They do however publish the number of Universal Credit claimants in every local district council. We have taken the LDC that includes Swindon and compared it to the nearest councils. Please be aware that Universal Credit is a in and out of work benefit. Therefore these figures are an indicator of BOTH unemployment and underemployment. Swindon is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.
These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Swindon are dated . They are the last published statistics of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Swindon than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||3%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||2.1%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||11.9%||13.5%|
Swindon 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.
Swindon General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Swindon. The percentage of residents in Swindon rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Swindon rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Swindon is generally better than in the average person in England.
Swindon Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
|Social Rented (Council)||11.6%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||4.7%||8.3%|
Swindon Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Swindon as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Swindon is also older than the average, making Swindon a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||6.7%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.9%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.9%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.7%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||8.3%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||7.2%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||23.1%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||20%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||5.3%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||7.2%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||4.7%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||1.9%||2.3%|
Swindon Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Swindon and are from the UK Census of 2011.
Swindon Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Swindon are from the UK Census of 2011.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.7%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||3.7%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||8.4%||9.4%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.