Socio-economic statistics for Bolton-by-Bowland, Lancashire

Socio-economic statistics for Bolton-by-Bowland, Lancashire
Socio-economic statistics for Bolton-by-Bowland, Lancashire

Socio-economic statistics for Bolton-by-Bowland, Lancashire

Statistics

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.

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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

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 Bolton-by-Bowland 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. Bolton-by-Bowland is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Bolton-by-Bowland 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 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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