Socio-economic statistics for Caistor, Lincolnshire

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

Caistor 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 West Lindsey.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
West Lindsey 3.2% -0.2%
East Midlands 3.4% -0.2%
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 Caistor 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 Caistor.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 51.18%
In Part-Time Work 29.47%
Unemployed 2.83%
70.53% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Caistor

Caistor & West Lindsey 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 Caistor in the West Lindsey local area district.

Caistor has a lower rate of immigrants than West Lindsey, the East Midlands region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Caistor and Yarborough 96.2% 3.8%
West Lindsey 95.08% 4.92%
East Midlands 86.28% 13.72%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Caistor compared to other wards in West Lindsey

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Sudbrooke 91.74% 8.26%
2 Gainsborough South-West 92.04% 7.96%
3 Cherry Willingham 93.65% 6.35%
4 Nettleham 94.07% 5.93%
5 Saxilby 94.44% 5.56%
6 Scampton 94.72% 5.28%
7 Gainsborough East 94.81% 5.19%
8 Hemswell 95.02% 4.98%
9 Gainsborough North 95.08% 4.92%
10 Dunholme and Welton 95.46% 4.54%
11 Torksey 95.62% 4.38%
12 Wold View 95.78% 4.22%
13 Lea 96.03% 3.97%
14 Market Rasen 96.08% 3.92%
15 Caistor and Yarborough 96.2% 3.8%
16 Waddingham and Spital 96.2% 3.8%
17 Stow 96.24% 3.76%
18 Scotter and Blyton 96.4% 3.6%
19 Bardney 96.8% 3.2%
20 Kelsey Wold 96.97% 3.03%
'; Caistor is ranked 15 out of 20 wards in West Lindsey for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

Caistor Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Caistor 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 Caistor to the national average for England.
Level Caistor and Yarborough England
No Qualifications 18.91% 18.08%
Level 1 10.2% 9.69%
Level 2 15.58% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 6.62% 5.32%
Level 3 16.73% 16.92%
Level 4 29.43% 33.92%

Caistor Health Statistics

Caistor and Yarborough 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
Caistor and Yarborough 44.34% 36.56% 13.67% 4.45% 0.99%
West Lindsey 43.82% 35.92% 14.66% 4.44% 1.16%
East Midlands 46.25% 34.83% 13.58% 4.16% 1.19%
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 West Lindsey changed since 2011?

West Lindsey residents who describe their health as either good or very good has decreased by 0.23% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 44.03% 35.94% 14.68% 4.25% 1.11%
2021 43.82% 35.92% 14.66% 4.44% 1.16%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How many residents own or rent their home in Caistor and West Lindsey

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Caistor either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 69.32 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 30.68 of Caistor residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Caistor and Yarborough 69.32% 30.68%
West Lindsey 70.28% 29.72%
East Midlands 65.47% 34.53%
England 61.31% 38.69%

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

Caistor compared to other wards in West Lindsey

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Sudbrooke 87.33% 12.67%
2 Lea 85.48% 14.52%
3 Torksey 83.4% 16.6%
4 Kelsey Wold 81.56% 18.44%
5 Cherry Willingham 80.61% 19.39%
6 Scotter and Blyton 79.68% 20.32%
7 Nettleham 79.42% 20.58%
8 Dunholme and Welton 79.16% 20.84%
9 Stow (West Lindsey) 78.94% 21.06%
10 Waddingham and Spital 74.95% 25.05%
11 Saxilby 74.54% 25.46%
12 Bardney 71.31% 28.69%
13 Scampton 70.96% 29.04%
14 Market Rasen 70.03% 29.97%
15 Caistor and Yarborough 69.32% 30.68%
16 Hemswell 63.63% 36.37%
17 Wold View 61.82% 38.18%
18 Gainsborough North 60.24% 39.76%
19 Gainsborough East 45.06% 54.94%
20 Gainsborough South-West 42.44% 57.56%
Caistor is ranked 15 out of 20 wards in West Lindsey for the percentage of home owners.

What are the occupations of the residents of Caistor?

The largest employment sector in Caistor is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Elementary Occupations.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 18.14%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 12.81%
Associate Professional & Technical 11.66%
Skilled Trades 11.58%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 10.76%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 10.34%
Administrative & Secretarial 9.36%
Elementary Occupations 9.03%

Caistor Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Caistor and Yarborough.
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 is the population of Caistor and West Lindsey?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in West Lindsey including Caistor. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Ward Population
Bardney 2800
Caistor and Yarborough 5547
Cherry Willingham 7764
Dunholme and Welton 8690
Gainsborough East 7823
Gainsborough North 7613
Gainsborough South-West 5567
Hemswell 2781
Kelsey Wold 2773
Lea 2106
Market Rasen 8943
Nettleham 4364
Saxilby 5672
Scampton 2912
Scotter and Blyton 7709
Stow 2379
Sudbrooke 2754
Torksey 2930
Waddingham and Spital 2546
Wold View 2513
West Lindsey Total 96186



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