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 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.

QualificationCheshire West and ChesterEngland
No Qualifications21%22.5%
Level 113.3%13.3%
Level 215.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship4%3.6%
Level 312.9%12.4%
Level 429.4%27.4%
Other3.8%5.7%

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. Broken Cross is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

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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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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.

BenefitCheshire West and ChesterTyne and Wear (Met County)England
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.6%4.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.3%3.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)12.7%18.4%13.5%

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.

TenureCheshire West and ChesterEngland
Owned34.7%30.6%
Mortgage36%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)7.4%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.3%8.3%
Private Rented11.3%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

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 West and ChesterEngland
Age 0 to 45.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.3%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.9%6%
Age 65 to 749.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.4%2.3%
Mean Age41.339.3
Median Age4239

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.

GradeCheshire West and ChesterEngland
AB25.78%22.96%
C129.47%30.92%
C219.77%20.64%
DE24.97%25.49%

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 West and ChesterEngland
Very Good48.47%47.17%
Good33.06%34.22%
Fair12.93%13.12%
Bad4.33%4.25%
Very Bad1.21%1.25%

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 West and ChesterEngland
United Kingdom95.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.9%3.7%
Outside the EU2.4%9.4%



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


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