Flax Moss, Lancashire

Statistics

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

Flax Moss Immigration Statistics

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

CountryRossendaleLancashireEngland
United Kingdom95.4%93.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries1%1.9%3.7%
Outside the EU2.9%4.1%9.4%

Flax Moss General Health Statistics

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

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HealthRossendaleLancashireEngland
Very Good46.24%45.95%47.17%
Good33.11%33.66%34.22%
Fair14.13%14.14%13.12%
Bad5.11%4.88%4.25%
Very Bad1.41%1.38%1.25%

Flax Moss Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureRossendaleLancashireEngland
Owned31.5%35.7%30.6%
Mortgage38.2%35.3%32.8%
Shared0.3%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)4.9%4.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.7%7.9%8.3%
Private Rented12.7%13.7%15.4%
Other1.5%1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%1.3%

Flax Moss Education Statistics

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

QualificationRossendaleLancashireEngland
No Qualifications24%23.6%22.5%
Level 113.7%13%13.3%
Level 216.5%15.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship4%4.5%3.6%
Level 313%13.6%12.4%
Level 425.1%25%27.4%
Other3.6%4.5%5.7%

Flax Moss Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Flax Moss as a whole, is older than the national average. However, the population of Flax Moss is younger than the Lancashire average.

AgeRossendaleLancashireEngland
Age 0 to 46.4%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.7%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 248%9.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.8%5.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.5%18.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.1%20.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.9%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 748.5%9.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 845%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.9%2.4%2.3%
Mean Age39.640.539.3
Median Age404139

Flax Moss 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.

GradeRossendaleLancashireEngland
AB20.17%20.16%22.96%
C129.47%30.05%30.92%
C224.06%22.60%20.64%
DE26.29%27.19%25.49%

Flax Moss 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 Flax Moss 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. Flax Moss is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Flax Moss 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.

BenefitRossendaleLancashireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3%2.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.3%2.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)15.4%14.3%13.5%


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

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