Socio-economic statistics for Clough, Rochdale

Socio-economic statistics for Clough, Rochdale
Socio-economic statistics for Clough, Rochdale

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

Clough Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Clough are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Clough 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 Kingdom88.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.9%0.7%
Other EU Countries2%3.7%
Outside the EU8.3%9.4%

Clough Age Distribution Statistics

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

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Age 0 to 47%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.2%5.6%
Age 10 to146.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.2%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.9%6%
Age 65 to 747.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.8%2.3%
Mean Age37.939.3
Median Age3839

Clough General Health Statistics

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

Very Good44.51%47.17%
Very Bad1.68%1.25%

Clough 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. Clough has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.


Clough Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Clough and are from the UK Census of 2011. Clough has a high level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.

No Qualifications28.7%22.5%
Level 114.7%13.3%
Level 216.4%15.2%
Level 311.7%12.4%
Level 419.4%27.4%

Clough Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Social Rented (Council)15.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.5%8.3%
Private Rented12%15.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.3%

Clough 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.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Clough 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 Clough is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in Clough than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)20.3%13.5%

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

What is the population of Clough and Rochdale?

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

Balderstone and Kirkholt11784
Central Rochdale11610
East Middleton10741
Hopwood Hall12463
Littleborough Lakeside9306
Milkstone and Deeplish12324
Milnrow and Newhey10130
North Heywood10818
North Middleton10258
Smallbridge and Firgrove12391
South Middleton9817
Spotland and Falinge11832
Wardle and West Littleborough11179
West Heywood11929
West Middleton13263
Rochdale Total223659

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

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