If you are thinking of moving to Upper Birchwood 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 Birchwood to figures for Derbyshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Upper Birchwood is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Upper Birchwood Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Upper Birchwood and are from the UK Census of 2011. Upper Birchwood 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.
Upper Birchwood Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Upper Birchwood has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Upper Birchwood is a relatively affluent area.
|Social Rented (Council)||5.1%||10.5%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||7.2%||4.8%||8.3%|
Upper Birchwood 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 Birchwood Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Upper Birchwood 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 Birchwood is both lower than the average for Derbyshire and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||2.4%||2.6%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||2.3%||2.3%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||12.6%||13.1%||13.5%|
Upper Birchwood Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Upper Birchwood as a whole, is older than the national average.
|Age 0 to 4||5.2%||5.4%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.2%||5.3%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.9%||5.8%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.8%||3.9%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||7.3%||7.6%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||5.3%||5.3%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||19.9%||19.6%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||21.3%||21.4%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||7.5%||7.1%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||10.2%||10.1%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||5.9%||6%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.5%||2.4%||2.3%|
Upper Birchwood Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Upper Birchwood are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Upper Birchwood 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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.3%||0.3%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||1.2%||1.2%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||1.5%||1.8%||9.4%|
Upper Birchwood General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Upper Birchwood. The percentage of residents in Upper Birchwood rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Upper Birchwood rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Upper Birchwood is generally worse than in the average person in England.
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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