Socio-economic statistics for Broken Cross, Cheshire

Socio-economic statistics for Broken Cross, Cheshire
Socio-economic statistics for Broken Cross, Cheshire

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

Broken Cross 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. Broken Cross has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeCheshire EastEngland
AB29.75%22.96%
C129.98%30.92%
C218.96%20.64%
DE21.30%25.49%

Broken Cross Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

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TenureCheshire EastEngland
Owned37.5%30.6%
Mortgage37%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8.7%8.3%
Private Rented11.4%15.4%
Other1.1%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

Broken Cross General Health Statistics

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

HealthCheshire EastEngland
Very Good49.06%47.17%
Good33.25%34.22%
Fair12.78%13.12%
Bad3.85%4.25%
Very Bad1.06%1.25%

Broken Cross Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Broken Cross and are from the UK Census of 2011. Broken Cross 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. Broken Cross also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Broken Cross are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationCheshire EastEngland
No Qualifications19.6%22.5%
Level 112.1%13.3%
Level 216%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.1%3.6%
Level 312.4%12.4%
Level 432%27.4%
Other3.8%5.7%

Broken Cross Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeCheshire EastEngland
Age 0 to 45.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.1%6%
Age 65 to 7410.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.4%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.3%
Mean Age4239.3
Median Age4339

Broken Cross 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.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Broken Cross 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 Broken Cross is both lower than the average for Tyne and Wear (Met County) 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 Broken Cross than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitCheshire EastTyne and Wear (Met County)England
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.1%4.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.8%3.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10%18.4%13.5%

Broken Cross rates 4/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Broken Cross Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Broken Cross are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Broken Cross 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.

CountryCheshire EastEngland
United Kingdom94.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.3%3.7%
Outside the EU2.7%9.4%

What is the population of Broken Cross and Cheshire East?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Cheshire East including Broken Cross. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

WardPopulation
Alderley Edge4997
Alsager12458
Audlem5830
Bollington8695
Brereton Rural6601
Broken Cross and Upton8843
Bunbury5850
Chelford4130
Congleton East13417
Congleton West13406
Crewe Central6872
Crewe East15461
Crewe North4604
Crewe South12599
Crewe St Barnabas5692
Crewe West10806
Dane Valley9778
Disley4700
Gawsworth4097
Handforth9419
Haslington8412
High Legh4461
Knutsford13018
Leighton5028
Macclesfield Central9187
Macclesfield East4346
Macclesfield Hurdsfield4325
Macclesfield South8446
Macclesfield Tytherington8675
Macclesfield West and Ivy7957
Middlewich14204
Mobberley4747
Nantwich North and West8611
Nantwich South and Stapeley9609
Odd Rode8221
Poynton East and Pott Shrigley7523
Poynton West and Adlington8294
Prestbury4290
Sandbach Elworth5675
Sandbach Ettiley Heath and Wheelock5259
Sandbach Heath and East4388
Sandbach Town5763
Shavington4817
Sutton4127
Willaston and Rope5099
Wilmslow Dean Row4985
Wilmslow East4527
Wilmslow Lacey Green4806
Wilmslow West and Chorley10257
Wistaston8795
Wrenbury4800
Wybunbury5760
Cheshire East Total386667



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


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