Statistics   |  

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

Melling Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Melling 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 Melling 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 Melling than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitSeftonEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)18.2%13.5%

Melling 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.

GradeSeftonEngland
AB18.90%22.96%
C133.11%30.92%
C220.38%20.64%
DE27.61%25.49%

Melling Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSeftonEngland
Owned35.9%30.6%
Mortgage34.6%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)4.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.3%8.3%
Private Rented12.3%15.4%
Other1.1%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

Melling General Health Statistics

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

HealthSeftonEngland
Very Good45.32%47.17%
Good32.55%34.22%
Fair14.84%13.12%
Bad5.68%4.25%
Very Bad1.62%1.25%

Melling Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySeftonEngland
United Kingdom95.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.7%3.7%
Outside the EU1.9%9.4%

Melling Education Statistics

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

QualificationSeftonEngland
No Qualifications25.1%22.5%
Level 114%13.3%
Level 216.6%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.9%3.6%
Level 312.5%12.4%
Level 424.1%27.4%
Other3.9%5.7%

Melling Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSeftonEngland
Age 0 to 45.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.7%6%
Age 65 to 7410.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.7%2.3%
Mean Age42.539.3
Median Age4439



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

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