Socio-economic statistics for Little Harwood, Lancashire
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If you are thinking of moving to Little Harwood 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 Little Harwood to figures for Lancashire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Little Harwood is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Little Harwood Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Little Harwood are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Little Harwood has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.

CountryBlackburn with DarwenEngland
United Kingdom85.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2%3.7%
Outside the EU12.3%9.4%

Little Harwood Education Statistics

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

QualificationBlackburn with DarwenEngland
No Qualifications28.7%22.5%
Level 114.3%13.3%
Level 215.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.9%3.6%
Level 311.4%12.4%
Level 419.8%27.4%
Other6.6%5.7%

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

GradeBlackburn with DarwenEngland
AB14.34%22.96%
C126.47%30.92%
C221.60%20.64%
DE37.59%25.49%

Little Harwood Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureBlackburn with DarwenEngland
Owned31.5%30.6%
Mortgage32.7%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)5.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.5%8.3%
Private Rented14.1%15.4%
Other1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.3%

Little Harwood Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeBlackburn with DarwenEngland
Age 0 to 47.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 97.1%5.6%
Age 10 to147%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 297.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5918.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.3%6%
Age 65 to 747%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.5%2.3%
Mean Age36.239.3
Median Age3539

Little Harwood General Health Statistics

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

HealthBlackburn with DarwenEngland
Very Good45.42%47.17%
Good33.23%34.22%
Fair14.05%13.12%
Bad5.71%4.25%
Very Bad1.58%1.25%

Little Harwood Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Little Harwood come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area. The rate of unemployment in Little Harwood 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 Little Harwood than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitBlackburn with DarwenEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)4.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)20.1%13.5%


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

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