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

Garston Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitLiverpoolEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)5.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)4.5%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)22.9%13.5%

Garston Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeLiverpoolEngland
Age 0 to 45.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.8%5.6%
Age 10 to145.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 2414.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 298.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5918.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.2%6%
Age 65 to 747.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.1%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.6%2.3%
Mean Age37.739.3
Median Age3539

Garston Education Statistics

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

QualificationLiverpoolEngland
No Qualifications28.7%22.5%
Level 112.5%13.3%
Level 214.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship2.5%3.6%
Level 315.2%12.4%
Level 422.4%27.4%
Other4.4%5.7%

Garston Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Garston has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Garston is an economically deprived area.Since all home ownership is lower than the national average and all rented accommodation levels are higher than the national average, this also suggests an area of economic deprivation

TenureLiverpoolEngland
Owned21.2%30.6%
Mortgage25.7%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)4.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)23.1%8.3%
Private Rented21.7%15.4%
Other1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%

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

GradeLiverpoolEngland
AB16.00%22.96%
C132.37%30.92%
C216.43%20.64%
DE35.20%25.49%

Garston General Health Statistics

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

HealthLiverpoolEngland
Very Good46.73%47.17%
Good30.47%34.22%
Fair14.03%13.12%
Bad6.68%4.25%
Very Bad2.08%1.25%

Garston Immigration Statistics

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

CountryLiverpoolEngland
United Kingdom90.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.3%3.7%
Outside the EU6.9%9.4%



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

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