Socio-economic statistics for Beswick, Manchester

Socio-economic statistics for Beswick, Manchester

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Beswick in Manchester from UK government sources such as the 2021 Census and the Index of Multiple Deprivation. They should give you a broad snapshot of the area and the surrounding locations. Are the residents of Beswick older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Beswick and Manchester? Is Beswick an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

How many residents own or rent their home in Beswick and Manchester

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Beswick either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 20.45 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 79.55 of Beswick residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Ardwick 20.45% 79.55%
Manchester 37.22% 62.78%
North West 62.33% 37.67%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Beswick has a significantly lower level of home ownership than the national average. This is indicative or an economically deprived area.

Beswick compared to other wards in Manchester

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Didsbury East 67.56% 32.44%
2 Chorlton 62.08% 37.92%
3 Moston 54.06% 45.94%
4 Chorlton Park 53.54% 46.46%
5 Burnage 50.61% 49.39%
6 Brooklands (Manchester) 50.4% 49.6%
7 Didsbury West 48.18% 51.82%
8 Northenden 46.28% 53.72%
9 Levenshulme 44.68% 55.32%
10 Crumpsall 43.62% 56.38%
11 Higher Blackley 43.2% 56.8%
12 Charlestown 41.74% 58.26%
13 Baguley 39.78% 60.22%
14 Whalley Range 37.06% 62.94%
15 Sharston 36.12% 63.88%
16 Withington 35.61% 64.39%
17 Gorton & Abbey Hey 35.17% 64.83%
18 Woodhouse Park 34.66% 65.34%
19 Old Moat 33.23% 66.77%
20 Miles Platting & Newton Heath 32.42% 67.58%
21 Longsight 32.13% 67.87%
22 Rusholme 31.29% 68.71%
23 Cheetham 29.48% 70.52%
24 Clayton & Openshaw 29.17% 70.83%
25 Fallowfield 28.72% 71.28%
26 Harpurhey 28.36% 71.64%
27 Ancoats & Beswick 25.43% 74.57%
28 Deansgate 22.87% 77.13%
29 Moss Side (Manchester) 20.79% 79.21%
30 Ardwick 20.45% 79.55%
31 Piccadilly 19.51% 80.49%
32 Hulme 18.74% 81.26%
Beswick is ranked 30 out of 32 wards in Manchester for the percentage of home owners.

Beswick Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Ardwick.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under
5 - 9 years
10 - 15 years
16 - 19 years
20 - 24 years
25 - 34 years
35 - 49 years
50 - 64 years
65 - 74 years
75 - 84 years
85 years & over

Beswick Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Beswick residents have in terms of formal qualifications as a percentage. The UK government breaks qualifications down into 7 levels. A detailed explanation of these levels can be found here. However, the Census groups these into just 4 \'levels\'. Here are some examples of the qualifications each census level represents when not stated;

  • Level 1 - GCSE grades D, E, F, or G & below
  • Level 2 - GCSE A*, A, B, C or O Level grades A, B or C
  • Level 3 - A or AS qualification at any grade
  • Level 4 - HNC, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or Phd

In this first table we have compared Beswick to the national average for England.
Level Ardwick England
No Qualifications 17.3% 18.08%
Level 1 6.38% 9.69%
Level 2 8.58% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 2.51% 5.32%
Level 3 26.53% 16.92%
Level 4 35.6% 33.92%

What are the occupations of the residents of Beswick?

The largest employment sector in Beswick is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Managers, Directors & Senior Officials.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 26.14%
Elementary Occupations 17.32%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 11.07%
Associate Professional & Technical 9.56%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 6.87%
Administrative & Secretarial 6.59%
Skilled Trades 5.59%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 5.51%

Beswick Unemployment Statistics

Since the introduction of Universal Credit, The Department for Work & Pensions have not issued any statistics (in our view) that can be used to ascertain the levels of unemployment or under employment in the UK, just meaningless geographic counts. However, the Office of National Statistics does publish claimant counts of people receiving out of work benefits, be that legacy Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit as a proportion of people over 16. These figures are usually updated once a month and are for Local Authority Districts and Unitary Authority Districts. So below are the figures of Manchester.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Manchester 6.1% -0.5%
North West 4.3% -0.3%
England 3.8% -0.3%
UK 3.7% -0.3%
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Last Retrieved: March 2023
The 2021 census had data on people who were economically active (seeking work) yet unemployed on Census day (Sunday March 21st 2021). These statitics do cover Beswick on a ward level. However, it has to be noted that the Census day was during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and therefore are not reflective of normal levels of unemployment. For example, between March 2020 and June 2020 people claiming Universal Credit doubled in most areas of the United Kingdom and then steadily declined up to the day of the Census and beyond. This data also contains the proportion of people in part-time work (working between 1-35 hours per week), which maybe an indicator of under employment in Beswick.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 33.98%
In Part-Time Work 29.81%
Unemployed 10.99%
70.19% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Beswick

Beswick & Manchester Immigration Statistics

We have analysed the Census 2021 raw data on country of birth and compiled immigration statistics as percentages of the population. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. Below are the figures for Beswick in the Manchester local area district.

Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Ardwick 51.57% 48.43%
Manchester 68.62% 31.38%
North West 88.33% 11.67%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Beswick compared to other wards in Manchester

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Cheetham 51.33% 48.67%
2 Ardwick 51.57% 48.43%
3 Longsight 52.34% 47.66%
4 Moss Side 52.6% 47.4%
5 Crumpsall 57.06% 42.94%
6 Deansgate 57.54% 42.46%
7 Rusholme 57.55% 42.45%
8 Levenshulme 58% 42%
9 Piccadilly 60.8% 39.2%
10 Harpurhey 61.92% 38.08%
11 Whalley Range 64.02% 35.98%
12 Clayton & Openshaw 64.32% 35.68%
13 Gorton & Abbey Hey 64.44% 35.56%
14 Hulme 66.49% 33.51%
15 Ancoats & Beswick 69.35% 30.65%
16 Fallowfield 72.97% 27.03%
17 Burnage 72.99% 27.01%
18 Miles Platting & Newton Heath 73.5% 26.5%
19 Moston 74.58% 25.42%
20 Charlestown 75.56% 24.44%
21 Old Moat 76.22% 23.78%
22 Higher Blackley 77.72% 22.28%
23 Chorlton Park 77.82% 22.18%
24 Withington 77.98% 22.02%
25 Didsbury East 80.36% 19.64%
26 Didsbury West 80.54% 19.46%
27 Sharston 81.45% 18.55%
28 Woodhouse Park 81.66% 18.34%
29 Baguley 81.84% 18.16%
30 Northenden 82.35% 17.65%
31 Chorlton 84.39% 15.61%
32 Brooklands 84.54% 15.46%
'; Beswick is ranked 2 out of 32 wards in Manchester for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

Beswick Health Statistics

Ardwick has more residents (very_good_pc-$country_health->very_good_pc, 2)%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Ardwick 52.19% 31.59% 10.75% 4.02% 1.45%
Manchester 50.83% 31.43% 11.77% 4.51% 1.46%
North West 47.73% 32.71% 13.36% 4.77% 1.43%
England 48.49% 33.71% 12.65% 3.98% 1.17%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How has the health of residents in Manchester changed since 2011?

Manchester residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 1.81% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 48.76% 31.69% 12.45% 5.37% 1.72%
2021 50.83% 31.43% 11.77% 4.51% 1.46%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

What is the population of Beswick and Manchester?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Manchester including Beswick. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Ward Population
Ancoats & Beswick 15239
Ardwick 24133
Baguley 14665
Brooklands 14737
Burnage 17421
Charlestown 16237
Cheetham 20557
Chorlton 13017
Chorlton Park 16848
Clayton & Openshaw 18320
Crumpsall 17080
Deansgate 18790
Didsbury East 14493
Didsbury West 15470
Fallowfield 16581
Gorton & Abbey Hey 21365
Harpurhey 19872
Higher Blackley 14849
Hulme 22038
Levenshulme 19180
Longsight 19379
Miles Platting & Newton Heath 17855
Moss Side 20745
Moston 17831
Northenden 13904
Old Moat 14845
Piccadilly 20356
Rusholme 17507
Sharston 16570
Whalley Range 16137
Withington 15074
Woodhouse Park 14646
Manchester Total 555741



Last updated: 20/02/2024, Additional Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.

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