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

Grand Union Canal Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSandwellEngland
Owned26.5%30.6%
Mortgage30.4%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)22.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.8%8.3%
Private Rented12%15.4%
Other0.9%1.4%
Rent Free2.1%1.3%

Grand Union Canal General Health Statistics

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

HealthSandwellEngland
Very Good41.93%47.17%
Good34.76%34.22%
Fair15.61%13.12%
Bad5.90%4.25%
Very Bad1.80%1.25%

Grand Union Canal Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitSandwellEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)6.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)20.7%13.5%

Grand Union Canal Education Statistics

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

QualificationSandwellEngland
No Qualifications35.2%22.5%
Level 114.4%13.3%
Level 214.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship2.7%3.6%
Level 310.4%12.4%
Level 415.4%27.4%
Other7.3%5.7%

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

GradeSandwellEngland
AB11.28%22.96%
C126.62%30.92%
C224.83%20.64%
DE37.26%25.49%

Grand Union Canal Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Grand Union Canal as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Grand Union Canal is also older than the average, making Grand Union Canal a older persons location.

AgeSandwellEngland
Age 0 to 47.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.6%5.6%
Age 10 to146.3%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 297.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421%20.6%
Age 45 to 5917.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 644.9%6%
Age 65 to 748%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.3%
Mean Age37.439.3
Median Age3639

Grand Union Canal Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Grand Union Canal are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Grand Union Canal 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.

CountrySandwellEngland
United Kingdom84.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU12.2%9.4%



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

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