Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Statistics

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

Long Bank Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Long Bank 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 Long Bank is both higher than the average for Worcestershire and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitWyre ForestWorcestershireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.4%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.4%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)14.4%11.5%13.5%

Long Bank Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeWyre ForestWorcestershireEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%5.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to145.5%5.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.4%7.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.4%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.9%19.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920%20.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 648%7.2%6%
Age 65 to 7411.8%10.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.5%6.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.6%2.3%
Mean Age42.741.839.3
Median Age444339

Long Bank Immigration Statistics

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

CountryWyre ForestWorcestershireEngland
United Kingdom96.1%94.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.7%2.4%3.7%
Outside the EU1.8%2.9%9.4%

Long Bank 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.

GradeWyre ForestWorcestershireEngland
AB18.58%24.20%22.96%
C128.34%29.81%30.92%
C224.91%22.60%20.64%
DE28.17%23.39%25.49%

Long Bank Education Statistics

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

QualificationWyre ForestWorcestershireEngland
No Qualifications27.8%23%22.5%
Level 114.2%13.3%13.3%
Level 216.1%15.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.8%3.9%3.6%
Level 311.4%12.1%12.4%
Level 422.1%27.2%27.4%
Other4.6%4.6%5.7%

Long Bank General Health Statistics

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

HealthWyre ForestWorcestershireEngland
Very Good43.61%46.47%47.17%
Good35.19%34.87%34.22%
Fair15.19%13.50%13.12%
Bad4.64%3.99%4.25%
Very Bad1.36%1.16%1.25%

Long Bank Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureWyre ForestWorcestershireEngland
Owned37.7%35.9%30.6%
Mortgage33%35%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)6.7%5.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.7%9.2%8.3%
Private Rented12%11.3%15.4%
Other1.2%1.1%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.2%1.3%


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

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