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

Downend General Health Statistics

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

HealthWest BerkshireEngland
Very Good51.64%47.17%
Good34.50%34.22%
Fair10.70%13.12%
Bad2.48%4.25%
Very Bad0.68%1.25%

Downend Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeWest BerkshireEngland
Age 0 to 46.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.9%5.6%
Age 10 to146.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.2%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.9%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.3%6%
Age 65 to 748.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.3%
Mean Age39.439.3
Median Age4039

Downend Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Downend 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Downend than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitWest BerkshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)7.7%13.5%

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

GradeWest BerkshireEngland
AB33.44%22.96%
C130.69%30.92%
C219.84%20.64%
DE16.03%25.49%

Downend Education Statistics

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

QualificationWest BerkshireEngland
No Qualifications17.2%22.5%
Level 114.2%13.3%
Level 216.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.9%3.6%
Level 312.2%12.4%
Level 432.1%27.4%
Other4.3%5.7%

Downend Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureWest BerkshireEngland
Owned31.2%30.6%
Mortgage38.5%32.8%
Shared1.1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)0.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.9%8.3%
Private Rented12%15.4%
Other1.8%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.3%

Downend Immigration Statistics

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

CountryWest BerkshireEngland
United Kingdom91%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.9%3.7%
Outside the EU5.5%9.4%



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

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