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

Upper Bentley Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureBromsgroveWorcestershireEngland
Owned40.6%35.9%30.6%
Mortgage38.9%35%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)3%5.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7%9.2%8.3%
Private Rented7.9%11.3%15.4%
Other0.9%1.1%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.2%1.3%

Upper Bentley Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Upper Bentley and are from the UK Census of 2011. Upper Bentley has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Upper Bentley also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Upper Bentley are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationBromsgroveWorcestershireEngland
No Qualifications21.3%23%22.5%
Level 112.8%13.3%13.3%
Level 215.8%15.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.1%3.9%3.6%
Level 311.7%12.1%12.4%
Level 430.5%27.2%27.4%
Other3.7%4.6%5.7%

Upper Bentley Immigration Statistics

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

CountryBromsgroveWorcestershireEngland
United Kingdom96%94.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries0.9%2.4%3.7%
Outside the EU2.4%2.9%9.4%

Upper Bentley Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Upper Bentley 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 Upper Bentley is both lower than the average for Worcestershire and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Upper Bentley than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitBromsgroveWorcestershireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.8%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.5%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.8%11.5%13.5%

Upper Bentley Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Upper Bentley as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Upper Bentley is also older than the Worcestershire average, making Upper Bentley a older persons location.

AgeBromsgroveWorcestershireEngland
Age 0 to 45.1%5.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to145.9%5.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.1%7.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.5%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.8%19.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.8%20.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.9%7.2%6%
Age 65 to 7410.5%10.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 847%6.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over3%2.6%2.3%
Mean Age42.641.839.3
Median Age444339

Upper Bentley General Health Statistics

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

HealthBromsgroveWorcestershireEngland
Very Good49.05%46.47%47.17%
Good33.43%34.87%34.22%
Fair12.69%13.50%13.12%
Bad3.72%3.99%4.25%
Very Bad1.10%1.16%1.25%

Upper Bentley 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. Upper Bentley has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeBromsgroveWorcestershireEngland
AB30.69%24.20%22.96%
C132.39%29.81%30.92%
C220.66%22.60%20.64%
DE16.27%23.39%25.49%


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

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