Socio-economic statistics for Harwood, Bolton

Socio-economic statistics for Harwood, Bolton
Socio-economic statistics for Harwood, Bolton

Socio-economic statistics for Harwood, Bolton

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

Harwood 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 Harwood 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 Harwood 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Harwood 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 Harwood than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

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BenefitBoltonEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)18.1%13.5%

Harwood rates 5/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

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

GradeBoltonEngland
AB17.35%22.96%
C129.54%30.92%
C221.13%20.64%
DE31.99%25.49%

Harwood Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeBoltonEngland
Age 0 to 46.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.1%5.6%
Age 10 to146.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%
Age 18 to 249%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.1%6%
Age 65 to 748.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.9%2.3%
Mean Age38.439.3
Median Age3839

Harwood Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureBoltonEngland
Owned30.4%30.6%
Mortgage33.3%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)14.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.2%8.3%
Private Rented12.5%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.3%

Harwood Immigration Statistics

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

CountryBoltonEngland
United Kingdom88.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.9%3.7%
Outside the EU8.9%9.4%

Harwood General Health Statistics

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

HealthBoltonEngland
Very Good45.36%47.17%
Good33.88%34.22%
Fair14.14%13.12%
Bad5.23%4.25%
Very Bad1.40%1.25%

Harwood Education Statistics

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

QualificationBoltonEngland
No Qualifications26.3%22.5%
Level 114.2%13.3%
Level 215.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.3%3.6%
Level 312%12.4%
Level 422.2%27.4%
Other5.2%5.7%



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


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