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

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

GradeCotswoldGloucestershireEngland
AB30.39%25.38%22.96%
C129.77%30.97%30.92%
C222.25%22.07%20.64%
DE17.58%21.58%25.49%

Upper Swell General Health Statistics

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

HealthCotswoldGloucestershireEngland
Very Good48.78%47.56%47.17%
Good35.07%35.21%34.22%
Fair12.33%12.78%13.12%
Bad3.01%3.48%4.25%
Very Bad0.80%0.97%1.25%

Upper Swell Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitCotswoldGloucestershireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.3%2.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.2%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)6.9%10.5%13.5%

Upper Swell Immigration Statistics

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

CountryCotswoldGloucestershireEngland
United Kingdom92.9%92.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.4%2.9%3.7%
Outside the EU4.2%4.3%9.4%

Upper Swell Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureCotswoldGloucestershireEngland
Owned37.8%35.5%30.6%
Mortgage27.9%33.9%32.8%
Shared1.2%0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.7%5.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)13.1%7%8.3%
Private Rented13.2%13.8%15.4%
Other2.1%1.6%1.4%
Rent Free3%1.4%1.3%

Upper Swell Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Upper Swell and are from the UK Census of 2011. Upper Swell has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Upper Swell also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Upper Swell are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationCotswoldGloucestershireEngland
No Qualifications18.5%19.6%22.5%
Level 112.8%13.5%13.3%
Level 215.8%16%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.2%4%3.6%
Level 311.9%12.6%12.4%
Level 433.7%29.9%27.4%
Other4.1%4.3%5.7%

Upper Swell Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeCotswoldGloucestershireEngland
Age 0 to 44.7%5.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.8%8.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.1%5.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.7%19.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.4%20.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.7%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 7411.4%9.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.6%6.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.4%2.7%2.3%
Mean Age44.241.339.3
Median Age464239



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

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