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

New Mills Immigration Statistics

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

CountryForest of DeanGloucestershireEngland
United Kingdom96.1%92.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.5%2.9%3.7%
Outside the EU2.1%4.3%9.4%

New Mills General Health Statistics

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

HealthForest of DeanGloucestershireEngland
Very Good44.27%47.56%47.17%
Good35.80%35.21%34.22%
Fair14.49%12.78%13.12%
Bad4.31%3.48%4.25%
Very Bad1.13%0.97%1.25%

New Mills Education Statistics

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

QualificationForest of DeanGloucestershireEngland
No Qualifications24.5%19.6%22.5%
Level 114.3%13.5%13.3%
Level 216.8%16%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.5%4%3.6%
Level 312%12.6%12.4%
Level 424%29.9%27.4%
Other3.9%4.3%5.7%

New Mills Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeForest of DeanGloucestershireEngland
Age 0 to 44.9%5.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.2%3.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.6%8.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.4%5.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.5%19.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.9%20.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.8%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 7411.4%9.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.6%6.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.7%2.7%2.3%
Mean Age4341.339.3
Median Age454239

New Mills Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureForest of DeanGloucestershireEngland
Owned40.9%35.5%30.6%
Mortgage33.4%33.9%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.3%5.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.1%7%8.3%
Private Rented9.5%13.8%15.4%
Other1.7%1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.4%1.3%

New Mills Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitForest of DeanGloucestershireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.2%2.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.7%10.5%13.5%

New Mills 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.

GradeForest of DeanGloucestershireEngland
AB20.28%25.38%22.96%
C127.21%30.97%30.92%
C227.73%22.07%20.64%
DE24.78%21.58%25.49%


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

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