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

Bolton-by-Bowland Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Bolton-by-Bowland as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Bolton-by-Bowland is also older than the Lancashire average, making Bolton-by-Bowland a older persons location.

AgeRibble ValleyLancashireEngland
Age 0 to 45%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to146.7%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.1%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.8%9.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.2%5.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.8%18.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.3%20.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.4%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 7411%9.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.6%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.4%2.3%
Mean Age42.540.539.3
Median Age444139

Bolton-by-Bowland Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Bolton-by-Bowland are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Bolton-by-Bowland 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.

CountryRibble ValleyLancashireEngland
United Kingdom96.4%93.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.3%1.9%3.7%
Outside the EU1.9%4.1%9.4%

Bolton-by-Bowland 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. Bolton-by-Bowland has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeRibble ValleyLancashireEngland
AB29.34%20.16%22.96%
C129.33%30.05%30.92%
C223.59%22.60%20.64%
DE17.74%27.19%25.49%

Bolton-by-Bowland Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureRibble ValleyLancashireEngland
Owned41.9%35.7%30.6%
Mortgage34.7%35.3%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.5%4.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.1%7.9%8.3%
Private Rented11.8%13.7%15.4%
Other1.9%1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.3%1.3%

Bolton-by-Bowland Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Bolton-by-Bowland 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. The rate of unemployment in Bolton-by-Bowland is both lower than the average for Lancashire and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Bolton-by-Bowland than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitRibble ValleyLancashireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.1%2.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.8%2.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8%14.3%13.5%

Bolton-by-Bowland Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Bolton-by-Bowland and are from the UK Census of 2011. Bolton-by-Bowland has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Bolton-by-Bowland also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Bolton-by-Bowland are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationRibble ValleyLancashireEngland
No Qualifications18.3%23.6%22.5%
Level 111.1%13%13.3%
Level 215.3%15.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship5%4.5%3.6%
Level 312.5%13.6%12.4%
Level 434%25%27.4%
Other3.7%4.5%5.7%

Bolton-by-Bowland General Health Statistics

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

HealthRibble ValleyLancashireEngland
Very Good51.49%45.95%47.17%
Good32.16%33.66%34.22%
Fair12.34%14.14%13.12%
Bad3.16%4.88%4.25%
Very Bad0.85%1.38%1.25%


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

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