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

Lower Lode Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Lower Lode 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 Lower Lode 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 Lower Lode than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitTewkesburyGloucestershireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.9%2.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.4%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.9%10.5%13.5%

Lower Lode 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.

GradeTewkesburyGloucestershireEngland
AB26.79%25.38%22.96%
C133.01%30.97%30.92%
C221.35%22.07%20.64%
DE18.85%21.58%25.49%

Lower Lode Immigration Statistics

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

CountryTewkesburyGloucestershireEngland
United Kingdom93.6%92.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.8%2.9%3.7%
Outside the EU3.2%4.3%9.4%

Lower Lode Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureTewkesburyGloucestershireEngland
Owned38.1%35.5%30.6%
Mortgage35.5%33.9%32.8%
Shared0.9%0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.1%5.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.9%7%8.3%
Private Rented10.3%13.8%15.4%
Other2.1%1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.4%1.3%

Lower Lode Education Statistics

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

QualificationTewkesburyGloucestershireEngland
No Qualifications18.8%19.6%22.5%
Level 113.7%13.5%13.3%
Level 216.7%16%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.4%4%3.6%
Level 312.2%12.6%12.4%
Level 430.2%29.9%27.4%
Other4.1%4.3%5.7%

Lower Lode Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeTewkesburyGloucestershireEngland
Age 0 to 45.6%5.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.9%8.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.9%5.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.5%19.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.4%20.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 647%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 7410.8%9.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.6%6.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.8%2.7%2.3%
Mean Age42.441.339.3
Median Age444239

Lower Lode General Health Statistics

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

HealthTewkesburyGloucestershireEngland
Very Good47.64%47.56%47.17%
Good35.61%35.21%34.22%
Fair12.46%12.78%13.12%
Bad3.30%3.48%4.25%
Very Bad0.99%0.97%1.25%


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

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