Socio-economic statistics for Brook Bottom, Lancashire

Socio-economic statistics for Brook Bottom, Lancashire
Socio-economic statistics for Brook Bottom, Lancashire

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

Brook Bottom Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Brook Bottom and are from the UK Census of 2011. Brook Bottom 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 Qualifications25.9%22.5%
Level 113.4%13.3%
Level 216.6%15.2%
Level 312%12.4%
Level 423%27.4%

Brook Bottom Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

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Social Rented (Council)1.1%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.1%8.3%
Private Rented12.2%15.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

Brook Bottom Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 44.7%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.8%5.6%
Age 10 to145.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4416.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.6%6%
Age 65 to 7412.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 848.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.4%2.3%
Mean Age44.739.3
Median Age4739

Brook Bottom 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 Brook Bottom 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 Brook Bottom 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.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.1%2.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.5%2.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)13.7%14.3%13.5%

Brook Bottom General Health Statistics

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

Very Good43.25%47.17%
Very Bad1.66%1.25%

Brook Bottom Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Brook Bottom are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Brook Bottom 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 Kingdom96.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.1%3.7%
Outside the EU1.8%9.4%

Brook Bottom 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.


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

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