Socio-economic statistics for Chorley, Lancashire

Socio-economic statistics for Chorley, Lancashire
Socio-economic statistics for Chorley, Lancashire

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

Chorley General Health Statistics

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

Very Good47.88%47.17%
Very Bad1.22%1.25%

Chorley 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.

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Chorley 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Chorley 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. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Chorley than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.3%2.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.3%2.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.9%14.3%13.5%

Chorley rates 6/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Chorley Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications21.2%22.5%
Level 113.4%13.3%
Level 216.2%15.2%
Level 312.6%12.4%
Level 427.8%27.4%

Chorley Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Chorley are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Chorley 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 Kingdom96.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.3%3.7%
Outside the EU2%9.4%

Chorley Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Social Rented (Council)3.1%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.9%8.3%
Private Rented9.1%15.4%
Rent Free0.9%1.3%

Chorley 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.


Chorley Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 45.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.6%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.8%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.2%6%
Age 65 to 749.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.1%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.3%
Mean Age40.539.3
Median Age4139

What is the population of Chorley and Chorley?

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

Adlington and Anderton8205
Astley and Buckshaw8107
Brindle and Hoghton1924
Chorley East7332
Chorley North East6515
Chorley North West6274
Chorley South East8185
Chorley South West9451
Clayton-le-Woods and Whittle-le-Woods8923
Clayton-le-Woods North7013
Clayton-le-Woods West and Cuerden5468
Eccleston and Mawdesley6536
Euxton North4752
Euxton South3731
Heath Charnock and Rivington2174
Wheelton and Withnell4127
Chorley Total118870

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

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