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

Bickerstaffe 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.

GradeWest LancashireLancashireEngland
AB21.31%20.16%22.96%
C130.38%30.05%30.92%
C221.61%22.60%20.64%
DE26.70%27.19%25.49%

Bickerstaffe Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureWest LancashireLancashireEngland
Owned35.9%35.7%30.6%
Mortgage37.1%35.3%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)12.6%4.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)2.1%7.9%8.3%
Private Rented9.4%13.7%15.4%
Other1.1%1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%1.3%

Bickerstaffe Education Statistics

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

QualificationWest LancashireLancashireEngland
No Qualifications23.5%23.6%22.5%
Level 113.4%13%13.3%
Level 215.8%15.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship4%4.5%3.6%
Level 313.9%13.6%12.4%
Level 425.4%25%27.4%
Other4.1%4.5%5.7%

Bickerstaffe Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Bickerstaffe 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.

BenefitWest LancashireLancashireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.9%2.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.3%2.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)14%14.3%13.5%

Bickerstaffe Immigration Statistics

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

CountryWest LancashireLancashireEngland
United Kingdom96.1%93.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries2%1.9%3.7%
Outside the EU1.5%4.1%9.4%

Bickerstaffe Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeWest LancashireLancashireEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.3%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.7%9.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.9%5.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.8%18.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921%20.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.1%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 7410.6%9.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.1%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.1%2.4%2.3%
Mean Age41.240.539.3
Median Age424139

Bickerstaffe General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Bickerstaffe. The percentage of residents in Bickerstaffe rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average.

HealthWest LancashireLancashireEngland
Very Good47.59%45.95%47.17%
Good32.73%33.66%34.22%
Fair13.37%14.14%13.12%
Bad4.86%4.88%4.25%
Very Bad1.45%1.38%1.25%


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

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