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

Broad Oak Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Broad Oak are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Broad Oak 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.

CountrySt. HelensEngland
United Kingdom97.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries0.9%3.7%
Outside the EU1.4%9.4%

Broad Oak Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSt. HelensEngland
Age 0 to 45.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 296%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 647%6%
Age 65 to 7410%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.3%
Mean Age40.739.3
Median Age4139

Broad Oak Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Broad Oak and are from the UK Census of 2011. Broad Oak has a high level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.

QualificationSt. HelensEngland
No Qualifications27.9%22.5%
Level 114.3%13.3%
Level 216.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.4%3.6%
Level 312.1%12.4%
Level 420.9%27.4%
Other3.8%5.7%

Broad Oak Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Broad Oak has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Broad Oak is a relatively affluent area.

TenureSt. HelensEngland
Owned33.3%30.6%
Mortgage34%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)6.1%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)14.5%8.3%
Private Rented9.3%15.4%
Other0.9%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.3%

Broad Oak 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. Broad Oak has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeSt. HelensEngland
AB15.86%22.96%
C128.08%30.92%
C222.64%20.64%
DE33.42%25.49%

Broad Oak Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Broad Oak 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 Broad Oak is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in Broad Oak than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitSt. HelensEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)20.2%13.5%

Broad Oak General Health Statistics

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

HealthSt. HelensEngland
Very Good44.85%47.17%
Good31.93%34.22%
Fair14.94%13.12%
Bad6.48%4.25%
Very Bad1.79%1.25%


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

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