Socio-economic statistics for Wednesfield, Wolverhampton

Socio-economic statistics for Wednesfield, Wolverhampton
Socio-economic statistics for Wednesfield, Wolverhampton

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

Wednesfield Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications31.2%22.5%
Level 114.1%13.3%
Level 214.9%15.2%
Level 310.6%12.4%
Level 419.5%27.4%

Wednesfield 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. Wednesfield has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

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Wednesfield General Health Statistics

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

Very Good41.79%47.17%
Very Bad1.66%1.25%

Wednesfield Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 46.7%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.8%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.9%9.4%
Age 25 to 297.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5918.3%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.2%6%
Age 65 to 748.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.3%
Mean Age38.539.3
Median Age3739

Wednesfield 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 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.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Wednesfield 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 unemployment in Wednesfield is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in Wednesfield than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)7.3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)21.1%13.5%

Wednesfield rates 7/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Wednesfield Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Wednesfield are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Wednesfield has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.

United Kingdom83.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.8%3.7%
Outside the EU13%9.4%

Wednesfield Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Wednesfield has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Wednesfield is an economically deprived area.

Social Rented (Council)22.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.7%8.3%
Private Rented12.3%15.4%
Rent Free1.8%1.3%

What is the population of Wednesfield and Wolverhampton?

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

Bilston East14933
Bilston North12469
Bushbury North12130
Bushbury South and Low Hill16938
East Park13217
Fallings Park12043
Heath Town16260
Merry Hill11924
Spring Vale12328
St Peter's15510
Tettenhall Regis11853
Tettenhall Wightwick10820
Wednesfield North10749
Wednesfield South11683
Wolverhampton Total264407

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

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