Socio-economic statistics for Boulder Clough, Calderdale

Socio-economic statistics for Boulder Clough, Calderdale
Socio-economic statistics for Boulder Clough, Calderdale

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

Boulder Clough Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 46.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.8%5.6%
Age 10 to146.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.9%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.5%6%
Age 65 to 748.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.1%2.3%
Mean Age39.639.3
Median Age4039

Boulder Clough Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

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Social Rented (Council)5.4%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.9%8.3%
Private Rented14.8%15.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.3%

Boulder Clough Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications23.8%22.5%
Level 113.6%13.3%
Level 216.2%15.2%
Level 312.3%12.4%
Level 425%27.4%

Boulder Clough Immigration Statistics

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

United Kingdom92.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries2%3.7%
Outside the EU4.7%9.4%

Boulder Clough 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.


Boulder Clough 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. Boulder Clough 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 Boulder Clough 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 Boulder Clough is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)15.8%13.5%

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

Boulder Clough General Health Statistics

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

Very Good46.34%47.17%
Very Bad1.15%1.25%

What is the population of Boulder Clough and Calderdale?

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

Greetland and Stainland11318
Hipperholme and Lightcliffe12245
Illingworth and Mixenden12805
Northowram and Shelf11735
Sowerby Bridge12111
Calderdale Total211439

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

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