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

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

GradeBirminghamEngland
AB17.97%22.96%
C129.39%30.92%
C218.36%20.64%
DE34.28%25.49%

Castle Vale Education Statistics

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

QualificationBirminghamEngland
No Qualifications28.2%22.5%
Level 113.3%13.3%
Level 213.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship2.1%3.6%
Level 313%12.4%
Level 423%27.4%
Other6.6%5.7%

Castle Vale Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Castle Vale has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Castle Vale is an economically deprived area.Since all home ownership is lower than the national average and all rented accommodation levels are higher than the national average, this also suggests an area of economic deprivation

TenureBirminghamEngland
Owned25.9%30.6%
Mortgage29.3%32.8%
Shared1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)15.4%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8.8%8.3%
Private Rented16.7%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.7%1.3%

Castle Vale General Health Statistics

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

HealthBirminghamEngland
Very Good45.53%47.17%
Good33.91%34.22%
Fair13.87%13.12%
Bad5.04%4.25%
Very Bad1.65%1.25%

Castle Vale Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Castle Vale 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 Castle Vale 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 Castle Vale than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitBirminghamEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)6.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)20.2%13.5%

Castle Vale Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Castle Vale are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Castle Vale 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.

CountryBirminghamEngland
United Kingdom77.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.8%3.7%
Outside the EU18%9.4%

Castle Vale Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeBirminghamEngland
Age 0 to 47.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.9%5.6%
Age 10 to146.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.1%3.7%
Age 18 to 2412.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 298%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5916.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 644.3%6%
Age 65 to 746.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.8%2.3%
Mean Age35.339.3
Median Age3239



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

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