Socio-economic statistics for Higham, Lancashire

Socio-economic statistics for Higham, Lancashire
Socio-economic statistics for Higham, Lancashire

Socio-economic statistics for Higham, Lancashire

Statistics

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

Higham Education Statistics

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

QualificationBurnleyLancashireEngland
No Qualifications29.3%23.6%22.5%
Level 114.4%13%13.3%
Level 215.8%15.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.6%4.5%3.6%
Level 312.3%13.6%12.4%
Level 418.7%25%27.4%
Other4.8%4.5%5.7%

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

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GradeBurnleyLancashireEngland
AB12.75%20.16%22.96%
C126.22%30.05%30.92%
C223.71%22.60%20.64%
DE37.33%27.19%25.49%

Higham 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 Higham 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. Higham is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Higham 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Higham is both higher than the average for Lancashire 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 Higham than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitBurnleyLancashireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.5%2.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)4.8%2.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)20.4%14.3%13.5%

Higham Age Distribution Statistics

AgeBurnleyLancashireEngland
Age 0 to 46.7%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.9%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 249%9.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.6%5.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.5%18.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.7%20.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.7%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 748.7%9.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.3%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.3%2.4%2.3%
Mean Age39.440.539.3
Median Age394139

Higham General Health Statistics

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

HealthBurnleyLancashireEngland
Very Good42.93%45.95%47.17%
Good33.64%33.66%34.22%
Fair15.72%14.14%13.12%
Bad5.99%4.88%4.25%
Very Bad1.73%1.38%1.25%

Higham Immigration Statistics

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

CountryBurnleyLancashireEngland
United Kingdom92.3%93.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.3%1.9%3.7%
Outside the EU5.8%4.1%9.4%

Higham Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureBurnleyLancashireEngland
Owned31.5%35.7%30.6%
Mortgage33.5%35.3%32.8%
Shared0.2%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)3.8%4.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.3%7.9%8.3%
Private Rented17.7%13.7%15.4%
Other1.6%1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.3%1.3%


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

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