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City Profile

Here is a summary of the 2001 census taken from the Office of National Statistics.

Statistical profiles for all local authority areas in England and Wales are available at www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk

More detailed analysis can be found under the census section of this website.

Population and demography

There were 240,636 people living in 103,196 households in Stoke-on-Trent making the city the 44th largest local authority area, by population, out of 376 across England and Wales.

There were 25.8 persons per hectare across the city making it the 63rd most densely populated local authority area in England and Wales.

Average household size was 2.33 persons compared with 2.45 across the West Midlands and 2.40 in England and Wales.

The age profile is not much different to the regional and national profiles:

Females accounted for 51.3% of city people - the England and Wales average.

Country of Birth

96.3% of the population were born in the UK compared to 91.1% across England and Wales.

Ethnicity

94.8% described themselves as White compared with 90.9% across England.

2.6% described themselves as Pakistani compared with 1.4% across England.

0.5% described themselves as Indian compared with 2.1% across England.

Religion

74.7% described their religion as Christian compared to 71.8% across England and Wales.

3.2% described their religion as Muslim compared to 3.0% across England and Wales.

21.4% described themselves as having no religion or did not answer the question compared to 22.5% across England and Wales.

Health

57,522 people, 23.9% of the total had a limiting long-term illness - the 26th highest rate in England and Wales.

Of the working age population:

19.4% had a limiting long-term illness, compared with 13.6% across England and Wales.

12.8% described their health as 'not good' compared with 9.2% across England and Wales – the 23rd highest rate in England and Wales.

26,870 people provide unpaid care (11.2% of the total resident population against 10.0% across England and Wales).

40% of people providing unpaid care do so for more than 20 hours per week compared to 31.9% across England and Wales.

Marital Status

Of all people aged 16 and over:

Household composition

 

City of Stoke-on-Trent

West Midlands

England and Wales

% aged 0-15 years

19.9%

20.8%

20.2%

% aged 16-24 years

12.3%

11.0%

10.9%

% aged 25-44 years

28.3%

28.1%

29.2%

% aged 45-59 years

18.4%

19.1%

18.9%

% aged 60+

21.0%

21.0%

20.9%

Average age

38.5 years

38.5 years

38.7 years

% / (Rank out of 376)

City of Stoke-on-Trent

West Midlands

England and Wales

single-never married

30.2% / (82nd)

28.8%

30.1%

married / remarried

48.9% / (312th)

52.4%

50.9%

separated / divorced

11.3% / (97th)

10.1%

10.6%

widowed

9.7% / (57th)

8.7%

8.4%

By household type [% of all households]:

By lifecycle stage [% of all households]:

Accommodation type

Tenure

There were 4,861 vacant household spaces in Stoke-on-Trent. This equated to 4.5% of all properties, compared to 3.1% across the West Midlands, and 3.2% across England and Wales. This was the 41st highest vacancy rate observed across England and Wales.

Household Amenities

5.6% of households were overcrowded compared with 7.0% across England and Wales.

The average number of rooms per household was 5.03 compared with 5.34 across England and Wales.

9.3% of households were without central heating compared to 8.5% across England and Wales.

Car Ownership

Travel to Work

9.9% of those working go to work by bus compared to 7.4% across England and Wales, 67.8% go to work by car/van (*), either as a driver or passenger, compared to 61.5% across England and Wales and a further 11.7% walk (10.0% England and Wales).

(*) – The 150th highest rate of the 376 local authority areas in England and Wales.

Only 6.2% of people in Stoke-on-Trent work mainly from home (England and Wales 9.2%).

Economic Activity

Of all persons aged 16-74
 

City of Stoke-on-Trent

West Midlands

England and Wales

% loan parent households

11.1%

10.1%

9.5%

% single person households

31.5%

28.8%

30.1%

% married couple households

34.9%

38.1%

36.5%

 

City of Stoke-on-Trent

West Midlands

England and Wales

% pensioner households

24.1%

23.8%

23.7%

Singles (not pensioners)

16.1%

14.5%

15.7%

% contained families with dependent children

29.5%

30.7%

29.5%

Couples (married + cohabiting) no children

16.8%

17.5%

17.8%

% / (Rank out of 376)

City of Stoke-on-Trent

West Midlands

England and Wales

Terraced

32.2% / (77th)

23.9%

26.0%

Semi Detached

45.3% / (16th)

37.7%

31.6%

Detached

13.3% / (304th)

23.8%

22.8%

% / (Rank out of 376)

City of Stoke-on-Trent

West Midlands

England and Wales

Owner-occupiers

65.2% / (312th)

69.6%

68.9%

Local Authority rented

19.5% / (55th)

14.3%

13.2%

Housing Assoc. rented

5.0% / (161st)

6.3%

6.0%

Private rented

6.7% / (222nd)

6.4%

6.7%

% / (Rank out of 376)

City of Stoke on Trent

West Midlands

England and Wales

Households without a car

34.6% / (44th)

26.8%

26.8%

Households with two or more cars

20.2% / (333rd)

30.3%

29.4%

Cars / 1000 households

901 / (333rd)

1118

1105

% / (Rank out of 376)

City of Stoke on Trent

West Midlands

England and Wales

Employed

54.5% / (342nd)

59.7%

60.6%

Unemployed

4.0% / (70th)

3.8%

3.4%

Student

7.8%

7.1%

7.3%

Retired

14.0% / (204th)

13.9%

13.6%

Looking after home / family

6.3% / (196th)

6.5%

6.5%

Permanently sick / disabled

9.6% / (26th)

5.7%

5.5%

Industry

Of all people in employment aged 16-74

Occupation / Socio-Economic classification

% / (Rank out of 376)

City of Stoke on Trent

West Midlands

England and Wales

Manufacturing

27.7% / (8th)

20.8%

15.0%

Construction

7.3% / (150th)

6.6%

6.8%

Wholesale and Retail

18.4% / (88th)

17.4%

16.8%

Transport, storage and Communication

6.5% / (168th)

6.3%

7.0%

Finance and Real estate

9.8% / (348th)

14.4%

17.7%

Public Admin, Education and Health

21.0% / (336th)

23.2%

24.3%

Of all persons aged 16-74

Education-Qualifications

Of all people aged 16-74: 42.9% have no qualifications compared with 29.1% across England and Wales. This is the 6th highest rate of people without any qualifications across England and Wales.

9.9% have degree level qualifications or higher compared with 19.8% across England and Wales. This is the 10th lowest rate of people with degree level qualifications or higher across England and Wales.

% / (Rank out of 376)

City of Stoke on Trent

West Midlands

England and Wales

Professional / managerial occupations

15.5% / (374th)

23.9%

27.1%

Semi-routine occupations

14.1% / (33rd)

13.2%

11.7%

Routine occupations

16.6% / (2nd)

10.6%

9.1%

Details of ward level statistics are posted under the Wards A-Z section of this website.

If you require any further details please telephone 01782 232695 or 01782 232347.