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

Swindon Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Swindon 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Swindon than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitSwindonEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.9%13.5%

Swindon 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.

GradeSwindonEngland
AB21.93%22.96%
C130.31%30.92%
C221.58%20.64%
DE26.17%25.49%

Swindon General Health Statistics

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

HealthSwindonEngland
Very Good48.26%47.17%
Good35.18%34.22%
Fair11.98%13.12%
Bad3.61%4.25%
Very Bad0.97%1.25%

Swindon Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureSwindonEngland
Owned25.7%30.6%
Mortgage39.8%32.8%
Shared1.3%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)11.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.7%8.3%
Private Rented14.7%15.4%
Other1.3%1.4%
Rent Free0.9%1.3%

Swindon Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSwindonEngland
Age 0 to 46.7%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 297.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4423.1%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.3%6%
Age 65 to 747.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.9%2.3%
Mean Age38.139.3
Median Age3839

Swindon Education Statistics

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

QualificationSwindonEngland
No Qualifications20.5%22.5%
Level 117.4%13.3%
Level 217.3%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.5%3.6%
Level 311.6%12.4%
Level 422.7%27.4%
Other5.8%5.7%

Swindon Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySwindonEngland
United Kingdom87.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.7%3.7%
Outside the EU8.4%9.4%



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

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