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 Staffordshire 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 Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Chorley 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. The rate of unemployment in Chorley is both lower than the average for Staffordshire 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)||1.9%||2.2%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||1.8%||2.2%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||10.3%||11.6%||13.5%|
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)||1.6%||5.7%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||11.6%||9%||8.3%|
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 Staffordshire average, making Chorley a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||5.3%||5.4%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.3%||5.3%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.7%||5.8%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.7%||3.7%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||7.4%||8.5%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||5%||5.5%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||19.1%||19.4%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||20.9%||20.9%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||7.5%||7%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||11.9%||10.3%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||6%||5.9%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.3%||2.2%||2.3%|
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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.5%||0.4%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||1.4%||1.6%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||1.9%||2.5%||9.4%|
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 has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
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.
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 less than the national average.
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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