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

Lower Darwen Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Lower Darwen as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Lower Darwen is also older than the average, making Lower Darwen 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

Lower Darwen Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Lower Darwen are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Lower Darwen 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%

Lower Darwen Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Lower Darwen 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 Lower Darwen 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 Lower Darwen 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%

Lower Darwen 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%

Lower Darwen Education Statistics

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

Lower Darwen General Health Statistics

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

Lower Darwen 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. Lower Darwen 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%


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

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