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

The Bell Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitWiganEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)17.1%13.5%

The Bell Immigration Statistics

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

CountryWiganEngland
United Kingdom96.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.3%3.7%
Outside the EU1.9%9.4%

The Bell Education Statistics

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

QualificationWiganEngland
No Qualifications27.3%22.5%
Level 115.3%13.3%
Level 217.1%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.7%3.6%
Level 312.2%12.4%
Level 419.5%27.4%
Other3.8%5.7%

The Bell General Health Statistics

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

HealthWiganEngland
Very Good45.39%47.17%
Good32.70%34.22%
Fair14.72%13.12%
Bad5.70%4.25%
Very Bad1.49%1.25%

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

GradeWiganEngland
AB15.72%22.96%
C128.31%30.92%
C224.40%20.64%
DE31.58%25.49%

The Bell Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeWiganEngland
Age 0 to 46.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.7%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.7%6%
Age 65 to 749.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 845%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.7%2.3%
Mean Age39.639.3
Median Age4039

The Bell Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureWiganEngland
Owned31.1%30.6%
Mortgage36.7%32.8%
Shared0.2%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)16.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)2.7%8.3%
Private Rented10.7%15.4%
Other1%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%


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

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