Socio-economic statistics for Higher End, Wigan

Socio-economic statistics for Higher End, Wigan
Socio-economic statistics for Higher End, Wigan

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

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

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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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

Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)17.1%13.5%

Higher End rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Higher End Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Social Rented (Council)16.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)2.7%8.3%
Private Rented10.7%15.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%

Higher End Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 46.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.7%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.7%6%
Age 65 to 749.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 845%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.7%2.3%
Mean Age39.639.3
Median Age4039

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


Higher End Immigration Statistics

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

United Kingdom96.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.3%3.7%
Outside the EU1.9%9.4%

Higher End General Health Statistics

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

Very Good45.39%47.17%
Very Bad1.49%1.25%

Higher End Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications27.3%22.5%
Level 115.3%13.3%
Level 217.1%15.2%
Level 312.2%12.4%
Level 419.5%27.4%

What is the population of Higher End and Wigan?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Wigan including Higher End. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Aspull New Springs Whelley13065
Astley Mosley Common11893
Golborne and Lowton West12050
Hindley Green11348
Leigh East12811
Leigh South14388
Leigh West15758
Lowton East13338
Shevington with Lower Ground11513
Standish with Langtree12832
Wigan Central12317
Wigan West13457
Worsley Mesnes12222
Wigan Total330712

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

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