Socio-economic statistics for Highfield, Wigan

Socio-economic statistics for Highfield, Wigan
Socio-economic statistics for Highfield, Wigan

Socio-economic statistics for Highfield, Wigan

Statistics

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

Highfield Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeWiganEngland
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

Highfield Education Statistics

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

QualificationWiganEngland
No Qualifications27.3%22.5%
Level 115.3%13.3%
Level 217.1%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.7%3.6%
Level 312.2%12.4%
Level 419.5%27.4%
Other3.8%5.7%

Highfield General Health Statistics

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

HealthWiganEngland
Very Good45.39%47.17%
Good32.70%34.22%
Fair14.72%13.12%
Bad5.70%4.25%
Very Bad1.49%1.25%

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

GradeWiganEngland
AB15.72%22.96%
C128.31%30.92%
C224.40%20.64%
DE31.58%25.49%

Highfield Immigration Statistics

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

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

Highfield Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureWiganEngland
Owned31.1%30.6%
Mortgage36.7%32.8%
Shared0.2%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)16.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)2.7%8.3%
Private Rented10.7%15.4%
Other1%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%

Highfield Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Highfield come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They are the last published indiciator of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment firgures as a percentage and has no further plans to do so. That being said, these census 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 Highfield 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 Highfield than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitWiganEngland
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%

Highfield rates 3/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019



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


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