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

Broad Common Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Broad Common as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Broad Common is also older than the Worcestershire average, making Broad Common a older persons location.

AgeWychavonWorcestershireEngland
Age 0 to 44.9%5.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.1%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.7%7.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.6%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.1%19.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922%20.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.8%7.2%6%
Age 65 to 7411.5%10.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 847%6.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.9%2.6%2.3%
Mean Age43.541.839.3
Median Age454339

Broad Common 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.

GradeWychavonWorcestershireEngland
AB26.19%24.20%22.96%
C129.81%29.81%30.92%
C222.86%22.60%20.64%
DE21.14%23.39%25.49%

Broad Common Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Broad Common 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 Broad Common is both lower than the average for Worcestershire 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 Broad Common than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitWychavonWorcestershireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.8%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.6%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.6%11.5%13.5%

Broad Common Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureWychavonWorcestershireEngland
Owned38.7%35.9%30.6%
Mortgage34%35%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.6%5.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.9%9.2%8.3%
Private Rented9.8%11.3%15.4%
Other1.2%1.1%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.2%1.3%

Broad Common General Health Statistics

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

HealthWychavonWorcestershireEngland
Very Good46.36%46.47%47.17%
Good35.61%34.87%34.22%
Fair13.35%13.50%13.12%
Bad3.71%3.99%4.25%
Very Bad0.98%1.16%1.25%

Broad Common Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Broad Common are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Broad Common 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.

CountryWychavonWorcestershireEngland
United Kingdom94.4%94.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.9%2.4%3.7%
Outside the EU2.3%2.9%9.4%

Broad Common Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Broad Common and are from the UK Census of 2011. Broad Common 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. Broad Common also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Broad Common are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationWychavonWorcestershireEngland
No Qualifications22.1%23%22.5%
Level 113.1%13.3%13.3%
Level 215.6%15.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship4%3.9%3.6%
Level 311.6%12.1%12.4%
Level 428.7%27.2%27.4%
Other4.8%4.6%5.7%



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

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