Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Statistics

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

Birchwood General Health Statistics

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

HealthLincolnLincolnshireEngland
Very Good44.18%43.02%47.17%
Good36.58%35.96%34.22%
Fair13.90%15.13%13.12%
Bad4.18%4.60%4.25%
Very Bad1.16%1.30%1.25%

Birchwood Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Birchwood as a whole, is younger than the national average. However, population of Birchwood is older than the Lincolnshire average.

AgeLincolnLincolnshireEngland
Age 0 to 45.9%5.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.6%4.9%5.6%
Age 10 to144.9%5.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.3%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 2417%8.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 298.5%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.1%18%20.6%
Age 45 to 5917.4%20.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.2%7.4%6%
Age 65 to 747.2%11.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.9%6.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.6%2.3%
Mean Age37.442.539.3
Median Age344439

Birchwood Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Birchwood are from the UK Census of 2011.

CountryLincolnLincolnshireEngland
United Kingdom90.2%92.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries5.6%4.3%3.7%
Outside the EU3.6%2.4%9.4%

Birchwood Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in 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 Birchwood is both higher than the average for Lincolnshire and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitLincolnLincolnshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.3%2.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.8%2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)16.1%13.3%13.5%

Birchwood Education Statistics

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

QualificationLincolnLincolnshireEngland
No Qualifications21.9%26.1%22.5%
Level 113.2%14.1%13.3%
Level 216.1%16.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.7%4.2%3.6%
Level 318.4%12.3%12.4%
Level 421.3%21.3%27.4%
Other5.3%5.5%5.7%

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

GradeLincolnLincolnshireEngland
AB15.47%17.93%22.96%
C129.65%28.67%30.92%
C221.44%24.74%20.64%
DE33.44%28.66%25.49%

Birchwood Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureLincolnLincolnshireEngland
Owned24.4%36%30.6%
Mortgage30.7%32.6%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)18.5%8.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.4%5.5%8.3%
Private Rented19.4%13.8%15.4%
Other1.6%1.8%1.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.6%1.3%


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

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