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

Accrington Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureHyndburnLancashireEngland
Owned33.4%35.7%30.6%
Mortgage34.3%35.3%32.8%
Shared0.2%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)4%4.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8.8%7.9%8.3%
Private Rented16.6%13.7%15.4%
Other1.5%1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%1.3%

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

GradeHyndburnLancashireEngland
AB13.21%20.16%22.96%
C127.12%30.05%30.92%
C225.39%22.60%20.64%
DE34.27%27.19%25.49%

Accrington Immigration Statistics

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

CountryHyndburnLancashireEngland
United Kingdom92.8%93.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.7%1.9%3.7%
Outside the EU5%4.1%9.4%

Accrington Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Accrington 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 Accrington is both higher than the average for Lancashire 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 Accrington than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitHyndburnLancashireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.4%2.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)4.1%2.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)18.8%14.3%13.5%

Accrington Education Statistics

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

QualificationHyndburnLancashireEngland
No Qualifications28%23.6%22.5%
Level 113.8%13%13.3%
Level 216.2%15.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship5.5%4.5%3.6%
Level 312.5%13.6%12.4%
Level 418.9%25%27.4%
Other4.9%4.5%5.7%

Accrington General Health Statistics

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

HealthHyndburnLancashireEngland
Very Good43.05%45.95%47.17%
Good34.20%33.66%34.22%
Fair15.14%14.14%13.12%
Bad5.95%4.88%4.25%
Very Bad1.66%1.38%1.25%

Accrington Age Distribution Statistics

AgeHyndburnLancashireEngland
Age 0 to 46.7%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.2%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to146.3%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.1%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.6%9.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.5%5.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.2%18.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.1%20.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.3%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 748.8%9.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.2%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.9%2.4%2.3%
Mean Age38.740.539.3
Median Age394139



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

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