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

Upper Shirley Education Statistics

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

QualificationCroydonEngland
No Qualifications17.6%22.5%
Level 113.8%13.3%
Level 215.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship2.1%3.6%
Level 311.4%12.4%
Level 431.8%27.4%
Other8%5.7%

Upper Shirley Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitCroydonEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)13.7%13.5%

Upper Shirley Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeCroydonEngland
Age 0 to 47.7%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.4%5.6%
Age 10 to146.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.1%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.9%9.4%
Age 25 to 297.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4422.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 644.7%6%
Age 65 to 746.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.7%2.3%
Mean Age36.439.3
Median Age3539

Upper Shirley Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Upper Shirley are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Upper Shirley has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.

CountryCroydonEngland
United Kingdom70.4%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.1%0.7%
Other EU Countries5.1%3.7%
Outside the EU23.4%9.4%

Upper Shirley 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.

GradeCroydonEngland
AB24.08%22.96%
C135.93%30.92%
C217.84%20.64%
DE22.15%25.49%

Upper Shirley General Health Statistics

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

HealthCroydonEngland
Very Good48.04%47.17%
Good35.40%34.22%
Fair11.96%13.12%
Bad3.50%4.25%
Very Bad1.09%1.25%

Upper Shirley Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureCroydonEngland
Owned24.1%30.6%
Mortgage34.7%32.8%
Shared1.3%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)9.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.9%8.3%
Private Rented19.8%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%


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

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