Socio-economic statistics for Dam Side, Lancashire

Socio-economic statistics for Dam Side, Lancashire
Socio-economic statistics for Dam Side, Lancashire

Socio-economic statistics for Dam Side, Lancashire

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

Dam Side General Health Statistics

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

HealthWyreLancashireEngland
Very Good43.25%45.95%47.17%
Good33.62%33.66%34.22%
Fair15.95%14.14%13.12%
Bad5.52%4.88%4.25%
Very Bad1.66%1.38%1.25%

Dam Side Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureWyreLancashireEngland
Owned43.2%35.7%30.6%
Mortgage34.4%35.3%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.1%4.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.1%7.9%8.3%
Private Rented12.2%13.7%15.4%
Other1.3%1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%1.3%

Dam Side Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeWyreLancashireEngland
Age 0 to 44.7%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.8%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.4%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.3%9.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.5%5.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4416.4%18.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.8%20.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.6%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 7412.8%9.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 848.6%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.4%2.4%2.3%
Mean Age44.740.539.3
Median Age474139

Dam Side Immigration Statistics

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

CountryWyreLancashireEngland
United Kingdom96.7%93.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.1%1.9%3.7%
Outside the EU1.8%4.1%9.4%

Dam Side 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.

GradeWyreLancashireEngland
AB19.77%20.16%22.96%
C132.49%30.05%30.92%
C223.28%22.60%20.64%
DE24.46%27.19%25.49%

Dam Side Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Dam Side come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They are the last published indiciator of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment firgures as a percentage and has no further plans to do so. That being said, these census 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 Dam Side 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.

BenefitWyreLancashireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.1%2.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.5%2.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)13.7%14.3%13.5%

Dam Side Education Statistics

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

QualificationWyreLancashireEngland
No Qualifications25.9%23.6%22.5%
Level 113.4%13%13.3%
Level 216.6%15.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.8%4.5%3.6%
Level 312%13.6%12.4%
Level 423%25%27.4%
Other4.2%4.5%5.7%



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


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