Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire

Statistics

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

Westbury-on-Severn 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.

GradeForest of DeanGloucestershireEngland
AB20.28%25.38%22.96%
C127.21%30.97%30.92%
C227.73%22.07%20.64%
DE24.78%21.58%25.49%

Westbury-on-Severn General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Westbury-on-Severn. The percentage of residents in Westbury-on-Severn rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

HealthForest of DeanGloucestershireEngland
Very Good44.27%47.56%47.17%
Good35.80%35.21%34.22%
Fair14.49%12.78%13.12%
Bad4.31%3.48%4.25%
Very Bad1.13%0.97%1.25%

Westbury-on-Severn Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Westbury-on-Severn are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Westbury-on-Severn 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.

CountryForest of DeanGloucestershireEngland
United Kingdom96.1%92.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.5%2.9%3.7%
Outside the EU2.1%4.3%9.4%

Westbury-on-Severn Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureForest of DeanGloucestershireEngland
Owned40.9%35.5%30.6%
Mortgage33.4%33.9%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.3%5.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.1%7%8.3%
Private Rented9.5%13.8%15.4%
Other1.7%1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.4%1.3%

Westbury-on-Severn Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Westbury-on-Severn and are from the UK Census of 2011. Westbury-on-Severn 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.

QualificationForest of DeanGloucestershireEngland
No Qualifications24.5%19.6%22.5%
Level 114.3%13.5%13.3%
Level 216.8%16%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.5%4%3.6%
Level 312%12.6%12.4%
Level 424%29.9%27.4%
Other3.9%4.3%5.7%

Westbury-on-Severn Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Westbury-on-Severn as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Westbury-on-Severn is also older than the Gloucestershire average, making Westbury-on-Severn a older persons location.

AgeForest of DeanGloucestershireEngland
Age 0 to 44.9%5.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.2%3.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.6%8.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.4%5.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.5%19.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.9%20.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.8%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 7411.4%9.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.6%6.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.7%2.7%2.3%
Mean Age4341.339.3
Median Age454239

Westbury-on-Severn Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Westbury-on-Severn 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 Westbury-on-Severn is both lower than the average for Gloucestershire 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 Westbury-on-Severn than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitForest of DeanGloucestershireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.2%2.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.7%10.5%13.5%


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

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