If you are thinking of moving to Ashton 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 Ashton to figures for Inverclyde and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Ashton is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Ashton Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Ashton and are from the UK Census of 2011.
Ashton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
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Ashton General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Ashton.
Ashton Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Ashton are from the UK Census of 2011.
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Ashton Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment figures as a percentage of the working population and has no further plans to do so. They do however publish the number of Universal Credit claimants in every local district council. We have taken the LDC that includes and compared it to the nearest councils. Please be aware that Universal Credit is a in and out of work benefit. Therefore these figures are an indicator of BOTH unemployment and underemployment. Ashton is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.Ashton is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.
These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Ashton are dated . They are the last published statistics of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment in Ashton 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 Ashton than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||4.9%||3.6%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||4.5%||3%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||22%||15.7%|
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019
Ashton 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.
Ashton Age Distribution Statistics
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What is the population of Ashton and Inverclyde?
The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Inverclyde including Ashton. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.