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

Solihull Education Statistics

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

QualificationSolihullEngland
No Qualifications22.7%22.5%
Level 113.6%13.3%
Level 216.1%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.4%3.6%
Level 311.7%12.4%
Level 428.5%27.4%
Other4%5.7%

Solihull General Health Statistics

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

HealthSolihullEngland
Very Good47.51%47.17%
Good34.20%34.22%
Fair13.09%13.12%
Bad3.99%4.25%
Very Bad1.21%1.25%

Solihull Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySolihullEngland
United Kingdom92.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.2%3.7%
Outside the EU5%9.4%

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

GradeSolihullEngland
AB28.59%22.96%
C131.49%30.92%
C218.46%20.64%
DE21.46%25.49%

Solihull Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Solihull 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.

BenefitSolihullEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)12.2%13.5%

Solihull Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSolihullEngland
Age 0 to 45.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.6%5.6%
Age 10 to146.3%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.2%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.7%6%
Age 65 to 749.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.7%2.3%
Mean Age41.339.3
Median Age4239

Solihull Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSolihullEngland
Owned37.4%30.6%
Mortgage36.4%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)11.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.1%8.3%
Private Rented9.1%15.4%
Other0.8%1.4%
Rent Free0.7%1.3%


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

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