Socio-economic statistics for Blackpool, Lancashire

Socio-economic statistics for Blackpool, Lancashire
Socio-economic statistics for Blackpool, Lancashire

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

Blackpool General Health Statistics

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

HealthBlackpoolEngland
Very Good39.84%47.17%
Good33.80%34.22%
Fair16.88%13.12%
Bad7.28%4.25%
Very Bad2.20%1.25%

Blackpool 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. Blackpool is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.Blackpool is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

How grim is your Postcode?

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Blackpool 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Blackpool 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 Blackpool than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitBlackpoolLancashireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)5.7%2.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)5%2.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)25%14.3%13.5%

Blackpool rates 10/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Blackpool Education Statistics

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

QualificationBlackpoolEngland
No Qualifications31.3%22.5%
Level 115.5%13.3%
Level 217.1%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.2%3.6%
Level 311.6%12.4%
Level 415.5%27.4%
Other4.7%5.7%

Blackpool Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeBlackpoolEngland
Age 0 to 45.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.3%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 296%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.6%6%
Age 65 to 7410.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.4%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.3%
Mean Age41.339.3
Median Age4239

Blackpool Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Blackpool has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Blackpool is an economically deprived area.

TenureBlackpoolEngland
Owned30%30.6%
Mortgage31.6%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)7.5%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.4%8.3%
Private Rented24.2%15.4%
Other1.9%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

Blackpool Immigration Statistics

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

CountryBlackpoolEngland
United Kingdom94.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.4%3.7%
Outside the EU2.4%9.4%

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

GradeBlackpoolEngland
AB10.41%22.96%
C130.68%30.92%
C221.05%20.64%
DE37.86%25.49%


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



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