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

Higher Wych Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureWrexhamWales
Owned30.4%35.4%
Mortgage33.2%32%
Shared0.4%0.3%
Social Rented (Council)19.2%9.8%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.3%6.6%
Private Rented10.6%12.7%
Other1.3%1.5%
Rent Free1.7%1.6%

Higher Wych General Health Statistics

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

HealthWrexhamWales
Very Good47.20%46.64%
Good32.49%31.12%
Fair14.10%14.62%
Bad4.84%5.82%
Very Bad1.37%1.81%

Higher Wych Immigration Statistics

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

CountryWrexhamWales
United Kingdom93.7%94.5%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%
Other EU Countries3.4%1.8%
Outside the EU2.6%3.3%

Higher Wych Education Statistics

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

QualificationWrexhamWales
No Qualifications26.7%25.9%
Level 113.9%13.3%
Level 216.1%15.7%
Apprenticeship3.9%3.9%
Level 311.5%12.3%
Level 422.8%24.5%
Other5%4.3%

Higher Wych 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.

GradeWrexhamWales
AB16.46%17.93%
C126.82%29.31%
C223.87%23.06%
DE32.86%29.69%

Higher Wych Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Higher Wych 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.

BenefitWrexhamWales
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.5%3.6%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.5%3.3%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)15.9%17.4%

Higher Wych Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeWrexhamWales
Age 0 to 46.5%5.8%
Age 5 to 95.6%5.3%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.7%9.7%
Age 25 to 296.5%6.1%
Age 30 to 4420%18.6%
Age 45 to 5919.8%19.9%
Age 60 to 646.6%6.7%
Age 65 to 749.3%9.8%
Age 75 to 845.5%6.1%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.4%
Mean Age39.840.6
Median Age4041



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

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