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

Meols Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Meols 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 Meols 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 Meols than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitWirralEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)19.6%13.5%

Meols Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureWirralEngland
Owned33.3%30.6%
Mortgage34.2%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)5.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10%8.3%
Private Rented14.7%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.3%

Meols 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.

GradeWirralEngland
AB19.11%22.96%
C130.87%30.92%
C219.74%20.64%
DE30.28%25.49%

Meols Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeWirralEngland
Age 0 to 45.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.6%5.6%
Age 10 to145.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 248%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.8%6%
Age 65 to 749.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.3%
Mean Age41.439.3
Median Age4239

Meols Education Statistics

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

QualificationWirralEngland
No Qualifications23.4%22.5%
Level 113.7%13.3%
Level 217.3%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.2%3.6%
Level 312.5%12.4%
Level 425.3%27.4%
Other3.6%5.7%

Meols Immigration Statistics

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

CountryWirralEngland
United Kingdom96%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.2%3.7%
Outside the EU2.3%9.4%

Meols General Health Statistics

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

HealthWirralEngland
Very Good46.29%47.17%
Good31.92%34.22%
Fair14.29%13.12%
Bad5.77%4.25%
Very Bad1.73%1.25%


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

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