Socio-economic statistics for Brigg, North Lincolnshire

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

Brigg 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 North Lincolnshire.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
North Lincolnshire 3.6% -0.3%
Yorkshire and The Humber 4.2% -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 Brigg 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 Brigg.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 51.32%
In Part-Time Work 28.92%
Unemployed 3.88%
71.08% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Brigg

How many residents own or rent their home in Brigg and North Lincolnshire

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Brigg either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 69.14 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 30.86 of Brigg residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Brigg and Wolds 69.14% 30.86%
North Lincolnshire 67.51% 32.49%
Yorkshire and The Humber 62.58% 37.42%
England 61.31% 38.69%

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

Brigg compared to other wards in North Lincolnshire

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Bottesford (North Lincolnshire) 86.22% 13.78%
2 Axholme South 82.39% 17.61%
3 Ridge 77.7% 22.3%
4 Axholme Central 77.43% 22.57%
5 Burton upon Stather and Winterton 75.86% 24.14%
6 Broughton and Appleby 75.68% 24.32%
7 Ferry 73.77% 26.23%
8 Axholme North 71.99% 28.01%
9 Barton (North Lincolnshire) 69.26% 30.74%
10 Brigg and Wolds 69.14% 30.86%
11 Burringham and Gunness 67.99% 32.01%
12 Kingsway with Lincoln Gardens 65.14% 34.86%
13 Ashby 61.36% 38.64%
14 Crosby and Park 53.06% 46.94%
15 Frodingham 50.37% 49.63%
16 Brumby 49.1% 50.9%
17 Town (North Lincolnshire) 44.04% 55.96%
Brigg is ranked 10 out of 17 wards in North Lincolnshire for the percentage of home owners.

Brigg & North Lincolnshire 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 Brigg in the North Lincolnshire local area district.

Brigg has a lower rate of immigrants than North Lincolnshire, the Yorkshire and The Humber region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Brigg and Wolds 96.13% 3.87%
North Lincolnshire 90.58% 9.42%
Yorkshire and The Humber 88.65% 11.35%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Brigg compared to other wards in North Lincolnshire

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Town 65.06% 34.94%
2 Crosby and Park 68.58% 31.42%
3 Frodingham 85.05% 14.95%
4 Brumby 89.22% 10.78%
5 Ashby 91.84% 8.16%
6 Kingsway with Lincoln Gardens 92.05% 7.95%
7 Burringham and Gunness 92.68% 7.32%
8 Barton 95.6% 4.4%
9 Burton upon Stather and Winterton 95.7% 4.3%
10 Bottesford 95.9% 4.1%
11 Brigg and Wolds 96.13% 3.87%
12 Broughton and Appleby 96.15% 3.85%
13 Ridge 96.28% 3.72%
14 Ferry 96.3% 3.7%
15 Axholme South 96.7% 3.3%
16 Axholme North 96.77% 3.23%
17 Axholme Central 96.89% 3.11%
'; Brigg is ranked 11 out of 17 wards in North Lincolnshire for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

Brigg Health Statistics

Brigg and Wolds 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
Brigg and Wolds 43.54% 34.93% 15.56% 4.7% 1.27%
North Lincolnshire 42.9% 35.92% 15.15% 4.72% 1.32%
Yorkshire and The Humber 46.18% 34.31% 13.7% 4.49% 1.32%
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 North Lincolnshire changed since 2011?

North Lincolnshire residents who describe their health as either good or very good has decreased by 0.68% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 43.74% 35.76% 14.73% 4.53% 1.24%
2021 42.9% 35.92% 15.15% 4.72% 1.32%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

Brigg Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Brigg 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 Brigg to the national average for England.
Level Brigg and Wolds England
No Qualifications 20.52% 18.08%
Level 1 10.78% 9.69%
Level 2 14.99% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 6.49% 5.32%
Level 3 17.06% 16.92%
Level 4 27.53% 33.92%

Brigg Age Distribution Statistics

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

What are the occupations of the residents of Brigg?

The largest employment sector in Brigg is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Administrative & Secretarial.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 15.77%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 13.62%
Associate Professional & Technical 11.9%
Skilled Trades 11.8%
Elementary Occupations 10.92%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 10.24%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 9.65%
Administrative & Secretarial 8.52%

What is the population of Brigg and North Lincolnshire?

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

Ward Population
Ashby 13911
Axholme Central 7729
Axholme North 8349
Axholme South 7220
Barton 11767
Bottesford 10640
Brigg and Wolds 11576
Broughton and Appleby 6538
Brumby 11924
Burringham and Gunness 3822
Burton upon Stather and Winterton 11246
Crosby and Park 14691
Ferry 11485
Frodingham 8246
Kingsway with Lincoln Gardens 11173
Ridge 12838
Town 9593
North Lincolnshire Total 172748



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



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