Socio-economic statistics for Boarsgreave, Lancashire

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Boarsgreave in Rossendale 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 Boarsgreave older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Boarsgreave and Rossendale? Is Boarsgreave an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

Boarsgreave 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 Rossendale.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Rossendale 4% -0.4%
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 Boarsgreave 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 Boarsgreave.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 57.67%
In Part-Time Work 25.37%
Unemployed 4.52%
74.63% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Boarsgreave

Boarsgreave Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Whitewell.
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

Boarsgreave Health Statistics

Whitewell has a lower proportion of residents (very_good_pc-$ward_health->very_good_pc, 2)%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Whitewell 48.02% 32.39% 13.17% 5.07% 1.35%
Rossendale 47% 33.24% 13.65% 4.84% 1.28%
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 Rossendale changed since 2011?

Rossendale residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 0.89% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 46.24% 33.11% 14.13% 5.11% 1.41%
2021 47% 33.24% 13.65% 4.84% 1.28%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

Boarsgreave Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Boarsgreave 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 Boarsgreave to the national average for England.
Level Whitewell England
No Qualifications 19.47% 18.08%
Level 1 9.41% 9.69%
Level 2 14.53% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 6.16% 5.32%
Level 3 19.7% 16.92%
Level 4 28.57% 33.92%

What are the occupations of the residents of Boarsgreave?

The largest employment sector in Boarsgreave is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Administrative & Secretarial.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 17.83%
Skilled Trades 13.35%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 12.58%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 12.55%
Associate Professional & Technical 11.2%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 9.04%
Elementary Occupations 8.57%
Administrative & Secretarial 8.06%

How many residents own or rent their home in Boarsgreave and Rossendale

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Boarsgreave either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 65.77 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 34.23 of Boarsgreave residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Whitewell 65.77% 34.23%
Rossendale 67.9% 32.1%
North West 62.33% 37.67%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Boarsgreave has a higher level of home ownership than than the national average.

Boarsgreave compared to other wards in Rossendale

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Helmshore 79.52% 20.48%
2 Eden 79.36% 20.64%
3 Cribden 77.01% 22.99%
4 Goodshaw 76.09% 23.91%
5 Greenfield (Rossendale) 72.88% 27.12%
6 Greensclough 68.13% 31.87%
7 Facit and Shawforth 67.96% 32.04%
8 Longholme 66.46% 33.54%
9 Whitewell 65.77% 34.23%
10 Healey and Whitworth 65.7% 34.3%
11 Hareholme 63.22% 36.78%
12 Irwell 62.8% 37.2%
13 Stacksteads 56.63% 43.37%
14 Worsley 55.98% 44.02%
Boarsgreave is ranked 9 out of 14 wards in Rossendale for the percentage of home owners.

Boarsgreave & Rossendale 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 Boarsgreave in the Rossendale local area district.

Boarsgreave has a lower rate of immigrants than Rossendale, the North West region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Whitewell 96.89% 3.11%
Rossendale 95% 5%
North West 88.33% 11.67%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Boarsgreave compared to other wards in Rossendale

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Worsley 88.45% 11.55%
2 Greenfield 92.25% 7.75%
3 Cribden 92.61% 7.4%
4 Hareholme 94.16% 5.84%
5 Longholme 94.4% 5.6%
6 Irwell 96.06% 3.94%
7 Healey and Whitworth 96.46% 3.54%
8 Greensclough 96.55% 3.45%
9 Helmshore 96.69% 3.31%
10 Eden 96.76% 3.24%
11 Goodshaw 96.76% 3.24%
12 Whitewell 96.89% 3.11%
13 Stacksteads 96.92% 3.08%
14 Facit and Shawforth 97.32% 2.68%
'; Boarsgreave is ranked 12 out of 14 wards in Rossendale for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

What is the population of Boarsgreave and Rossendale?

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

Ward Population
Cribden 3948
Eden 3635
Facit and Shawforth 3838
Goodshaw 4127
Greenfield 5818
Greensclough 6025
Hareholme 5822
Healey and Whitworth 4016
Helmshore 6101
Irwell 6228
Longholme 5856
Stacksteads 3946
Whitewell 5879
Worsley 6193
Rossendale Total 71432



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



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