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

Mersey Immigration Statistics

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

CountryWarringtonEngland
United Kingdom94.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.2%3.7%
Outside the EU3%9.4%

Mersey Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureWarringtonEngland
Owned32%30.6%
Mortgage39.6%32.8%
Shared0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)7.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8.4%8.3%
Private Rented10.2%15.4%
Other1%1.4%
Rent Free0.8%1.3%

Mersey Education Statistics

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

QualificationWarringtonEngland
No Qualifications20.7%22.5%
Level 114.6%13.3%
Level 216.5%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.1%3.6%
Level 312.6%12.4%
Level 427.4%27.4%
Other4.1%5.7%

Mersey 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.

GradeWarringtonEngland
AB25.02%22.96%
C131.46%30.92%
C219.41%20.64%
DE24.10%25.49%

Mersey Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeWarringtonEngland
Age 0 to 46.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.8%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.2%6%
Age 65 to 749%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.1%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.8%2.3%
Mean Age39.539.3
Median Age4039

Mersey General Health Statistics

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

HealthWarringtonEngland
Very Good49.81%47.17%
Good32.75%34.22%
Fair12.09%13.12%
Bad4.19%4.25%
Very Bad1.17%1.25%

Mersey Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Mersey 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.

BenefitWarringtonEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)13%13.5%


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

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