West Hill, Staffordshire

Statistics

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

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

GradeCannock ChaseStaffordshireEngland
AB14.52%21.22%22.96%
C127.87%29.71%30.92%
C228.47%23.66%20.64%
DE29.14%25.41%25.49%

West Hill 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 West Hill 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.

How grim is your Postcode?

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in West Hill 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.

BenefitCannock ChaseStaffordshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.9%2.2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.5%2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)14.7%11.6%13.5%

West Hill Education Statistics

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

QualificationCannock ChaseStaffordshireEngland
No Qualifications28.2%24.8%22.5%
Level 116.3%14%13.3%
Level 217.8%16.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.6%3.8%3.6%
Level 312.7%12.7%12.4%
Level 417.2%24%27.4%
Other4.2%4.4%5.7%

West Hill Age Distribution Statistics

The population of West Hill as a whole, is older than the national average. However, the population of West Hill is younger than the Staffordshire average.

AgeCannock ChaseStaffordshireEngland
Age 0 to 46%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.4%8.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.3%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.9%19.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.4%20.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.3%7%6%
Age 65 to 749.1%10.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.1%5.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.9%2.2%2.3%
Mean Age39.641.339.3
Median Age404239

West Hill General Health Statistics

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

HealthCannock ChaseStaffordshireEngland
Very Good43.74%45.32%47.17%
Good35.02%35.18%34.22%
Fair14.46%13.84%13.12%
Bad5.25%4.38%4.25%
Very Bad1.52%1.28%1.25%

West Hill Immigration Statistics

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

CountryCannock ChaseStaffordshireEngland
United Kingdom97.5%95.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1%1.6%3.7%
Outside the EU1.2%2.5%9.4%

West Hill Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureCannock ChaseStaffordshireEngland
Owned30.5%36.2%30.6%
Mortgage38.7%36.1%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)13%5.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.9%9%8.3%
Private Rented11.1%10.1%15.4%
Other1.1%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.2%1.3%


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

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