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

Longridge Education Statistics

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

QualificationStroudGloucestershireEngland
No Qualifications18.2%19.6%22.5%
Level 112.9%13.5%13.3%
Level 215.6%16%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.7%4%3.6%
Level 312.2%12.6%12.4%
Level 432.9%29.9%27.4%
Other3.6%4.3%5.7%

Longridge Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitStroudGloucestershireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.8%2.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.8%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.1%10.5%13.5%

Longridge Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeStroudGloucestershireEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%5.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.8%8.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.4%5.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419%19.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.1%20.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.4%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 7410.4%9.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.4%6.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.7%2.7%2.3%
Mean Age42.341.339.3
Median Age444239

Longridge Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureStroudGloucestershireEngland
Owned38.1%35.5%30.6%
Mortgage35.2%33.9%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)10.1%5.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)2.7%7%8.3%
Private Rented11.1%13.8%15.4%
Other1.1%1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.4%1.3%

Longridge General Health Statistics

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

HealthStroudGloucestershireEngland
Very Good47.69%47.56%47.17%
Good35.21%35.21%34.22%
Fair12.80%12.78%13.12%
Bad3.35%3.48%4.25%
Very Bad0.94%0.97%1.25%

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

GradeStroudGloucestershireEngland
AB29.01%25.38%22.96%
C127.92%30.97%30.92%
C223.52%22.07%20.64%
DE19.54%21.58%25.49%

Longridge Immigration Statistics

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

CountryStroudGloucestershireEngland
United Kingdom94.6%92.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.2%2.9%3.7%
Outside the EU2.9%4.3%9.4%



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

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