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

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

GradeSt. HelensEngland
AB15.86%22.96%
C128.08%30.92%
C222.64%20.64%
DE33.42%25.49%

Crank General Health Statistics

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

HealthSt. HelensEngland
Very Good44.85%47.17%
Good31.93%34.22%
Fair14.94%13.12%
Bad6.48%4.25%
Very Bad1.79%1.25%

Crank Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySt. HelensEngland
United Kingdom97.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries0.9%3.7%
Outside the EU1.4%9.4%

Crank Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSt. HelensEngland
Owned33.3%30.6%
Mortgage34%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)6.1%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)14.5%8.3%
Private Rented9.3%15.4%
Other0.9%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.3%

Crank Education Statistics

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

QualificationSt. HelensEngland
No Qualifications27.9%22.5%
Level 114.3%13.3%
Level 216.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.4%3.6%
Level 312.1%12.4%
Level 420.9%27.4%
Other3.8%5.7%

Crank Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Crank 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 Crank 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 Crank than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitSt. HelensEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)20.2%13.5%

Crank Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSt. HelensEngland
Age 0 to 45.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 296%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 647%6%
Age 65 to 7410%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.3%
Mean Age40.739.3
Median Age4139



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

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