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

Catforth Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Catforth come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area.

BenefitPrestonLancashireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.3%2.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.1%2.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)15.4%14.3%13.5%

Catforth General Health Statistics

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

HealthPrestonLancashireEngland
Very Good46.56%45.95%47.17%
Good34.12%33.66%34.22%
Fair13.26%14.14%13.12%
Bad4.74%4.88%4.25%
Very Bad1.32%1.38%1.25%

Catforth 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.

GradePrestonLancashireEngland
AB18.65%20.16%22.96%
C131.24%30.05%30.92%
C219.69%22.60%20.64%
DE30.41%27.19%25.49%

Catforth Immigration Statistics

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

CountryPrestonLancashireEngland
United Kingdom86.6%93.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.4%1.9%3.7%
Outside the EU9.3%4.1%9.4%

Catforth Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Catforth has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Catforth is an economically deprived area.Since all home ownership is lower than the national average and all rented accommodation levels are higher than the national average, this also suggests an area of economic deprivation

TenurePrestonLancashireEngland
Owned28.4%35.7%30.6%
Mortgage32.2%35.3%32.8%
Shared0.7%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)3.9%4.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)15.3%7.9%8.3%
Private Rented16.6%13.7%15.4%
Other1.4%1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.3%1.3%

Catforth Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Catforth as a whole, is younger than the national average. However, population of Catforth is older than the Lancashire average.

AgePrestonLancashireEngland
Age 0 to 46.6%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.6%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 2413.9%9.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 297.7%5.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.1%18.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5918%20.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.1%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 747.1%9.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.8%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.8%2.4%2.3%
Mean Age36.940.539.3
Median Age354139

Catforth Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Catforth and are from the UK Census of 2011.

QualificationPrestonLancashireEngland
No Qualifications23.5%23.6%22.5%
Level 112.6%13%13.3%
Level 214.5%15.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.9%4.5%3.6%
Level 315.1%13.6%12.4%
Level 424.6%25%27.4%
Other5.8%4.5%5.7%



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

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