Socio-economic statistics for Catterall, Lancashire

Socio-economic statistics for Catterall, Lancashire

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

Catterall Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Brock with Catterall.
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

Catterall Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Catterall 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 Catterall to the national average for England.
Level Brock with Catterall England
No Qualifications 12.36% 18.08%
Level 1 7.76% 9.69%
Level 2 17.18% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 6.01% 5.32%
Level 3 21.64% 16.92%
Level 4 33.24% 33.92%

Catterall Health Statistics

Brock with Catterall has significantly more residents (>5%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Brock with Catterall 53.79% 32.2% 10.68% 2.85% 0.48%
Wyre 44.33% 33.28% 15.48% 5.27% 1.65%
North West 47.73% 32.71% 13.36% 4.77% 1.43%
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 Wyre changed since 2011?

Wyre residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 0.74% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 43.25% 33.62% 15.95% 5.52% 1.66%
2021 44.33% 33.28% 15.48% 5.27% 1.65%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

Catterall & Wyre 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 Catterall in the Wyre local area district.

Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Brock with Catterall 95.96% 4.04%
Wyre 96.25% 3.75%
North West 88.33% 11.67%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Catterall compared to other wards in Wyre

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Pharos 92.76% 7.24%
2 Mount 94.79% 5.21%
3 Jubilee 95.09% 4.91%
4 Rossall 95.14% 4.86%
5 Breck 95.29% 4.71%
6 Wyresdale 95.63% 4.37%
7 Hardhorn with High Cross 95.64% 4.36%
8 Tithebarn 95.66% 4.34%
9 Brock with Catterall 95.96% 4.04%
10 Pheasant's Wood 96.11% 3.89%
11 Victoria & Norcross 96.24% 3.76%
12 Park 96.28% 3.72%
13 Calder 96.53% 3.47%
14 Marsh Mill 96.54% 3.46%
15 Garstang 96.6% 3.4%
16 Cleveleys Park 96.91% 3.09%
17 Bourne 97.11% 2.89%
18 Carleton 97.16% 2.84%
19 Preesall 97.26% 2.74%
20 Hambleton & Stalmine 97.35% 2.65%
21 Warren 97.42% 2.58%
22 Great Eccleston 97.46% 2.54%
23 Stanah 97.58% 2.42%
24 Pilling 98.82% 1.18%
'; Catterall is ranked 9 out of 24 wards in Wyre for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

What are the occupations of the residents of Catterall?

The largest employment sector in Catterall is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 20.71%
Skilled Trades 14.56%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 13.31%
Associate Professional & Technical 11.89%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 9.55%
Administrative & Secretarial 9.18%
Elementary Occupations 9.06%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 5.7%

Catterall 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 Wyre.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Wyre 3.2% -0.1%
North West 4.3% -0.3%
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 Catterall 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 Catterall.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 57.34%
In Part-Time Work 26.85%
Unemployed 2.52%
73.15% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Catterall

How many residents own or rent their home in Catterall and Wyre

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Catterall either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 73.95 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 26.05 of Catterall residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Brock with Catterall 73.95% 26.05%
Wyre 73.35% 26.65%
North West 62.33% 37.67%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Catterall has a significantly higher level of home ownership than the national average. This is indicative or an economically wealthy area.

Catterall compared to other wards in Wyre

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Pheasant's Wood 87.79% 12.21%
2 Stanah 86.4% 13.6%
3 Carleton 86.36% 13.64%
4 Hardhorn with High Cross 84.18% 15.82%
5 Hambleton & Stalmine 82.61% 17.39%
6 Great Eccleston 81.1% 18.9%
7 Calder (Wyre) 81.02% 18.98%
8 Pilling 80.11% 19.89%
9 Garstang 79.23% 20.77%
10 Marsh Mill 78.52% 21.48%
11 Victoria & Norcross 78.46% 21.54%
12 Preesall 77.64% 22.36%
13 Tithebarn 76.75% 23.25%
14 Cleveleys Park 76.46% 23.54%
15 Wyresdale 75.55% 24.45%
16 Brock with Catterall 73.95% 26.05%
17 Warren 72.33% 27.67%
18 Breck 69.8% 30.2%
19 Bourne 69.13% 30.87%
20 Rossall 63.78% 36.22%
21 Mount 63.26% 36.74%
22 Jubilee (Wyre) 62.24% 37.76%
23 Park (Wyre) 53.44% 46.56%
24 Pharos 43.1% 56.9%
Catterall is ranked 16 out of 24 wards in Wyre for the percentage of home owners.

What is the population of Catterall and Wyre?

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

Ward Population
Bourne 6981
Breck 4412
Brock with Catterall 4765
Calder 2467
Carleton 4651
Cleveleys Park 4756
Garstang 6669
Great Eccleston 4160
Hambleton & Stalmine 4722
Hardhorn with High Cross 6377
Jubilee 4797
Marsh Mill 6467
Mount 5140
Park 4996
Pharos 4905
Pheasant's Wood 1583
Pilling 2723
Preesall 5648
Rossall 6326
Stanah 4669
Tithebarn 4245
Victoria & Norcross 4291
Warren 4944
Wyresdale 2373
Wyre Total 113067



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

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