Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Statistics

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

Matshead Immigration Statistics

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

CountryWyreLancashireEngland
United Kingdom96.7%93.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.1%1.9%3.7%
Outside the EU1.8%4.1%9.4%

Matshead General Health Statistics

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

HealthWyreLancashireEngland
Very Good43.25%45.95%47.17%
Good33.62%33.66%34.22%
Fair15.95%14.14%13.12%
Bad5.52%4.88%4.25%
Very Bad1.66%1.38%1.25%

Matshead Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeWyreLancashireEngland
Age 0 to 44.7%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.8%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.4%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.3%9.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.5%5.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4416.4%18.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.8%20.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.6%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 7412.8%9.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 848.6%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.4%2.4%2.3%
Mean Age44.740.539.3
Median Age474139

Matshead 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.

GradeWyreLancashireEngland
AB19.77%20.16%22.96%
C132.49%30.05%30.92%
C223.28%22.60%20.64%
DE24.46%27.19%25.49%

Matshead Education Statistics

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

QualificationWyreLancashireEngland
No Qualifications25.9%23.6%22.5%
Level 113.4%13%13.3%
Level 216.6%15.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.8%4.5%3.6%
Level 312%13.6%12.4%
Level 423%25%27.4%
Other4.2%4.5%5.7%

Matshead Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureWyreLancashireEngland
Owned43.2%35.7%30.6%
Mortgage34.4%35.3%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.1%4.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.1%7.9%8.3%
Private Rented12.2%13.7%15.4%
Other1.3%1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%1.3%

Matshead Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Matshead 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 Matshead 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.

BenefitWyreLancashireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.1%2.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.5%2.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)13.7%14.3%13.5%


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

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