Spinney Hills Vs Houghton (Spinney Hills (Demographic (Spinney's Hill…
Spinney Hills Vs Houghton
Spinney's Hill population is dominated by the 0-44 age bracket, with the largest bracket being 0-14 at just over 1/4 of the population
60% of the population is Indian, 12% are African and Caribbean and 7% are white, meaning this is a hugely multi-cultural area.
The most common religion in the area is Islam, with almost 70% of residents practising. However, there is a large diversity of religions.
Only about 40% of residents own their own home but 38% turn to the council and housing associations to providing housing for them.
It is most common for people in the area to have no qualifications or only GCSE'S, accounting for over half of the population. This may be due to immigrants having not obtained any qualifications in their country of origin or having qualifications that Are unrecognised in the UK
1885 was when industrialisation first hit Spinney Hills, the area was composed of housing and small factories producing shoes and textiles.
20th century new industries such as metal fabrication and electrical engineering developed
In the 1950's, after an influx of immigration to the city, many richer families moved out of the area and into the suburbs, moving wealth out of the city.
Flows of People
Jew's and Eastern Europeans. During the early-mid 1900's, many of these people flowed into the area, developing facilities like specialist food shops, the Polish club and the synagogue. Although my Jews have now become rich enough to move out of the area, the Jews are still largely connected to the area.
Afro-Caribbean. There has been a large community here since the 50's, during a government encouraged migration to the area to rebuild the country after the war. They were drawn here by the opportunities presented and remain a thriving part of the community.
The growing Asian community has lead to a increase in the Muslim faith in the area. To cater for this, the Jame Mosque was built in 1977 to cater for the needs of the growing community. There are also many more facilities in the area that provide for the population , like vegetarian sweet shops and Halal butchers. £500 for community Eid celebrations.
At the time of mass immigration low rents and high unemployment mean that new residents could afford to live in the area and easily find work
During the migration of wealthier families out to the suburbs of Leicester, the clothing industry fell into decline. One of the main reasons for it's revival was the increase in Asian population. This has meant that jobs were provided for immigrants to the city and the area began to gain some wealth again, benefiting the whole community. Many of these businesses are family owned and have been passed down generations, causing historical connections and giving people a greater passion and respect for their industry.
Owners of the textile factories are able to apply for grants from the Regional Growth fund. £19.7 million has been set aside to benefit businesses like the ones in Spinney Hill.
Largest age bracket is 45-59 at 23%
82.6% White, 11.7% Indian
60% Christianity, 20% Atheism
87.2% Own their own home
Most common qualification is Level 4/5, meaning that just over 1/4 of the population have degrees
30% of residents are retired (and there are 13 bus stops for them)