Kirkby, Knowsley

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

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

How grim is your Postcode?

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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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

BenefitLiverpoolEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)5.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)4.5%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)22.9%13.5%

Kirkby rates 7/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Kirkby Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Kirkby has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Kirkby is an economically deprived area.Since all home ownership is lower than the national average and all rented accommodation levels are higher than the national average, this also suggests an area of economic deprivation

TenureLiverpoolEngland
Owned21.2%30.6%
Mortgage25.7%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)4.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)23.1%8.3%
Private Rented21.7%15.4%
Other1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%

Kirkby General Health Statistics

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

HealthLiverpoolEngland
Very Good46.73%47.17%
Good30.47%34.22%
Fair14.03%13.12%
Bad6.68%4.25%
Very Bad2.08%1.25%

Kirkby Education Statistics

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

QualificationLiverpoolEngland
No Qualifications28.7%22.5%
Level 112.5%13.3%
Level 214.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship2.5%3.6%
Level 315.2%12.4%
Level 422.4%27.4%
Other4.4%5.7%

Kirkby Immigration Statistics

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

CountryLiverpoolEngland
United Kingdom90.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.3%3.7%
Outside the EU6.9%9.4%

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

GradeLiverpoolEngland
AB16.00%22.96%
C132.37%30.92%
C216.43%20.64%
DE35.20%25.49%

Kirkby Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeLiverpoolEngland
Age 0 to 45.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.8%5.6%
Age 10 to145.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 2414.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 298.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5918.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.2%6%
Age 65 to 747.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.1%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.6%2.3%
Mean Age37.739.3
Median Age3539

What is the population of Kirkby and Liverpool?

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

WardPopulation
Allerton and Hunts Cross14757
Anfield14722
Belle Vale14868
Central35830
Childwall13401
Church13669
Clubmoor14893
County14079
Cressington15247
Croxteth14311
Everton16839
Fazakerley16195
Greenbank15956
Kensington and Fairfield17948
Kirkdale17791
Knotty Ash12973
Mossley Hill12858
Norris Green18483
Old Swan15729
Picton19987
Princes Park20898
Riverside24096
Speke-Garston21432
St Michael's12773
Tuebrook and Stoneycroft17146
Warbreck16013
Wavertree14634
West Derby13604
Woolton13036
Yew Tree16306
Liverpool Total500474



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


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