Socio-economic statistics for Higher Penwortham, Lancashire

Socio-economic statistics for Higher Penwortham, Lancashire
Socio-economic statistics for Higher Penwortham, Lancashire

Socio-economic statistics for Higher Penwortham, Lancashire

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

Higher Penwortham Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySouth RibbleLancashireEngland
United Kingdom96.2%93.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.4%1.9%3.7%
Outside the EU1.9%4.1%9.4%

Higher Penwortham 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 Higher Penwortham 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 Penwortham is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Higher Penwortham 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Penwortham is both lower than the average for Lancashire and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Higher Penwortham than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitSouth RibbleLancashireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2%2.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.9%2.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11%14.3%13.5%

Higher Penwortham General Health Statistics

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

HealthSouth RibbleLancashireEngland
Very Good47.69%45.95%47.17%
Good34.12%33.66%34.22%
Fair13.06%14.14%13.12%
Bad4.10%4.88%4.25%
Very Bad1.03%1.38%1.25%

Higher Penwortham 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.

GradeSouth RibbleLancashireEngland
AB22.61%20.16%22.96%
C133.16%30.05%30.92%
C223.32%22.60%20.64%
DE20.92%27.19%25.49%

Higher Penwortham Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSouth RibbleLancashireEngland
Age 0 to 45.8%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%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%18.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.7%20.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.9%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 749.8%9.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.8%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.4%2.3%
Mean Age40.840.539.3
Median Age424139

Higher Penwortham Education Statistics

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

QualificationSouth RibbleLancashireEngland
No Qualifications20.3%23.6%22.5%
Level 113.5%13%13.3%
Level 216.6%15.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship5.8%4.5%3.6%
Level 313.7%13.6%12.4%
Level 426.4%25%27.4%
Other3.6%4.5%5.7%

Higher Penwortham Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSouth RibbleLancashireEngland
Owned37.3%35.7%30.6%
Mortgage41.5%35.3%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)0.8%4.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.7%7.9%8.3%
Private Rented8.3%13.7%15.4%
Other1%1.4%1.4%
Rent Free0.9%1.3%1.3%


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

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