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

Highlanes 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.

GradeStaffordStaffordshireEngland
AB26.03%21.22%22.96%
C132.98%29.71%30.92%
C219.77%23.66%20.64%
DE21.21%25.41%25.49%

Highlanes Immigration Statistics

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

CountryStaffordStaffordshireEngland
United Kingdom93.9%95.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.9%1.6%3.7%
Outside the EU3.6%2.5%9.4%

Highlanes General Health Statistics

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

HealthStaffordStaffordshireEngland
Very Good46.13%45.32%47.17%
Good35.59%35.18%34.22%
Fair13.23%13.84%13.12%
Bad3.91%4.38%4.25%
Very Bad1.14%1.28%1.25%

Highlanes Education Statistics

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

QualificationStaffordStaffordshireEngland
No Qualifications20.4%24.8%22.5%
Level 112.7%14%13.3%
Level 215.8%16.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.5%3.8%3.6%
Level 312.9%12.7%12.4%
Level 430.3%24%27.4%
Other4.4%4.4%5.7%

Highlanes Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitStaffordStaffordshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.8%2.2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.8%2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.7%11.6%13.5%

Highlanes Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeStaffordStaffordshireEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.1%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to145.5%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.5%8.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.4%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.4%19.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.9%20.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 647%7%6%
Age 65 to 7410.7%10.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.1%5.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.5%2.2%2.3%
Mean Age41.841.339.3
Median Age434239

Highlanes Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureStaffordStaffordshireEngland
Owned36.4%36.2%30.6%
Mortgage35.2%36.1%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)4.3%5.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.3%9%8.3%
Private Rented11.2%10.1%15.4%
Other1.7%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.2%1.3%


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

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