Socio-economic statistics for Longton, Lancashire

Socio-economic statistics for Longton, Lancashire
Socio-economic statistics for Longton, Lancashire

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

Longton Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Longton are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Longton 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 RibbleEngland
United Kingdom96.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.4%3.7%
Outside the EU1.9%9.4%

Longton Education Statistics

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

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QualificationSouth RibbleEngland
No Qualifications20.3%22.5%
Level 113.5%13.3%
Level 216.6%15.2%
Level 313.7%12.4%
Level 426.4%27.4%

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

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Longton 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Longton 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 Longton 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%

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

Longton General Health Statistics

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

HealthSouth RibbleEngland
Very Good47.69%47.17%
Very Bad1.03%1.25%

Longton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSouth RibbleEngland
Social Rented (Council)0.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.7%8.3%
Private Rented8.3%15.4%
Rent Free0.9%1.3%

Longton 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 RibbleEngland

Longton Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSouth RibbleEngland
Age 0 to 45.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 248%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.8%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.9%6%
Age 65 to 749.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.3%
Mean Age40.839.3
Median Age4239

What is the population of Longton and South Ribble?

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

Bamber Bridge East4996
Bamber Bridge West4249
Broad Oak4107
Buckshaw & Worden4621
Coupe Green & Gregson Lane4352
Earnshaw Bridge4951
Farington East3329
Farington West4567
Howick & Priory7205
Leyland Central5175
Longton & Hutton West5813
Lostock Hall6140
Moss Side3977
New Longton & Hutton East4600
Samlesbury & Walton4230
Seven Stars4272
St Ambrose4585
Walton-le-Dale East4264
Walton-le-Dale West4949
South Ribble Total111086

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

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