Lincoln, Lincolnshire

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

Lincoln Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Lincoln and are from the UK Census of 2011. Lincoln has a lower 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 Qualifications21.9%22.5%
Level 113.2%13.3%
Level 216.1%15.2%
Level 318.4%12.4%
Level 421.3%27.4%

Lincoln 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. Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Lincoln is both higher than the average for Lincolnshire and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.3%2.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.8%2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)16.1%13.3%13.5%

Lincoln rates 6/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Lincoln Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 45.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.6%5.6%
Age 10 to144.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.3%3.7%
Age 18 to 2417%9.4%
Age 25 to 298.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.1%20.6%
Age 45 to 5917.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.2%6%
Age 65 to 747.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.3%
Mean Age37.439.3
Median Age3439

Lincoln General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Lincoln. The percentage of residents in Lincoln rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

Very Good44.18%47.17%
Very Bad1.16%1.25%

Lincoln Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Lincoln has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Lincoln is an economically deprived area.

Social Rented (Council)18.5%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.4%8.3%
Private Rented19.4%15.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.3%

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


Lincoln Immigration Statistics

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

United Kingdom90.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries5.6%3.7%
Outside the EU3.6%9.4%

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

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