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

Severn Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitGloucesterGloucestershireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.7%2.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.4%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)14.2%10.5%13.5%

Severn Education Statistics

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

QualificationGloucesterGloucestershireEngland
No Qualifications21.8%19.6%22.5%
Level 116.1%13.5%13.3%
Level 217.3%16%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.3%4%3.6%
Level 313.2%12.6%12.4%
Level 422.2%29.9%27.4%
Other5.2%4.3%5.7%

Severn Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureGloucesterGloucestershireEngland
Owned29.2%35.5%30.6%
Mortgage38%33.9%32.8%
Shared1.1%0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)7.8%5.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.5%7%8.3%
Private Rented15.9%13.8%15.4%
Other1.5%1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.4%1.3%

Severn Immigration Statistics

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

CountryGloucesterGloucestershireEngland
United Kingdom89.5%92.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.8%2.9%3.7%
Outside the EU6.1%4.3%9.4%

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

GradeGloucesterGloucestershireEngland
AB17.54%25.38%22.96%
C131.98%30.97%30.92%
C223.60%22.07%20.64%
DE26.89%21.58%25.49%

Severn Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Severn as a whole, is younger than the national average. However, population of Severn is older than the Gloucestershire average.

AgeGloucesterGloucestershireEngland
Age 0 to 46.8%5.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.9%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.5%8.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 297.2%5.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421%19.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.5%20.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.4%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 747.8%9.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 845%6.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.7%2.3%
Mean Age38.241.339.3
Median Age384239

Severn General Health Statistics

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

HealthGloucesterGloucestershireEngland
Very Good46.56%47.56%47.17%
Good35.46%35.21%34.22%
Fair13.09%12.78%13.12%
Bad3.79%3.48%4.25%
Very Bad1.10%0.97%1.25%


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

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