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

Higher Walton Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Higher Walton 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 Higher Walton is both lower than the average for Lancashire 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 Higher Walton than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitSouth RibbleLancashireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2%2.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.9%2.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11%14.3%13.5%

Higher Walton General Health Statistics

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

HealthSouth RibbleLancashireEngland
Very Good47.69%45.95%47.17%
Good34.12%33.66%34.22%
Fair13.06%14.14%13.12%
Bad4.10%4.88%4.25%
Very Bad1.03%1.38%1.25%

Higher Walton Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Higher Walton are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Higher Walton 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.

CountrySouth RibbleLancashireEngland
United Kingdom96.2%93.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.4%1.9%3.7%
Outside the EU1.9%4.1%9.4%

Higher Walton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSouth RibbleLancashireEngland
Owned37.3%35.7%30.6%
Mortgage41.5%35.3%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)0.8%4.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.7%7.9%8.3%
Private Rented8.3%13.7%15.4%
Other1%1.4%1.4%
Rent Free0.9%1.3%1.3%

Higher Walton Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Higher Walton as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Higher Walton is also older than the Lancashire average, making Higher Walton a older persons location.

AgeSouth RibbleLancashireEngland
Age 0 to 45.8%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 248%9.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.8%5.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420%18.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.7%20.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.9%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 749.8%9.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.8%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.4%2.3%
Mean Age40.840.539.3
Median Age424139

Higher Walton Education Statistics

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

QualificationSouth RibbleLancashireEngland
No Qualifications20.3%23.6%22.5%
Level 113.5%13%13.3%
Level 216.6%15.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship5.8%4.5%3.6%
Level 313.7%13.6%12.4%
Level 426.4%25%27.4%
Other3.6%4.5%5.7%

Higher Walton 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.

GradeSouth RibbleLancashireEngland
AB22.61%20.16%22.96%
C133.16%30.05%30.92%
C223.32%22.60%20.64%
DE20.92%27.19%25.49%


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

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