Socio-economic statistics for Nelson, Lancashire

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Nelson in Pendle from UK government sources such as the 2021 Census and the Index of Multiple Deprivation. They should give you a broad snapshot of the area and the surrounding locations. Are the residents of Nelson older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Nelson and Pendle? Is Nelson an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

Nelson & Immigration Statistics

We have analysed the Census 2021 raw data on country of birth and compiled immigration statistics as percentages of the population. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. Below are the figures for Nelson in the local area district.

Area Born in UK Born outside UK
0% 0%
0% 0%
0% 0%
0% 0%

Nelson compared to other wards in

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
'; Nelson is ranked out of 0 wards in for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

Nelson Unemployment Statistics

Since the introduction of Universal Credit, The Department for Work & Pensions have not issued any statistics (in our view) that can be used to ascertain the levels of unemployment or under employment in the UK, just meaningless geographic counts. However, the Office of National Statistics does publish claimant counts of people receiving out of work benefits, be that legacy Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit as a proportion of people over 16. These figures are usually updated once a month and are for Local Authority Districts and Unitary Authority Districts. So below are the figures of .
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
% %
% %
% %
UK 3.7% -0.3%
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Last Retrieved: March 2023
The 2021 census had data on people who were economically active (seeking work) yet unemployed on Census day (Sunday March 21st 2021). These statitics do cover Nelson on a ward level. However, it has to be noted that the Census day was during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and therefore are not reflective of normal levels of unemployment. For example, between March 2020 and June 2020 people claiming Universal Credit doubled in most areas of the United Kingdom and then steadily declined up to the day of the Census and beyond. This data also contains the proportion of people in part-time work (working between 1-35 hours per week), which maybe an indicator of under employment in Nelson.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 0%
In Part-Time Work 0%
Unemployed 0%
100% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Nelson

Nelson Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in .
Age Band Proportion
4 & under
5 - 9 years
10 - 15 years
16 - 19 years
20 - 24 years
25 - 34 years
35 - 49 years
50 - 64 years
65 - 74 years
75 - 84 years
85 years & over

Nelson Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Nelson residents have in terms of formal qualifications as a percentage. The UK government breaks qualifications down into 7 levels. A detailed explanation of these levels can be found here. However, the Census groups these into just 4 \'levels\'. Here are some examples of the qualifications each census level represents when not stated;

  • Level 1 - GCSE grades D, E, F, or G & below
  • Level 2 - GCSE A*, A, B, C or O Level grades A, B or C
  • Level 3 - A or AS qualification at any grade
  • Level 4 - HNC, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or Phd

In this first table we have compared Nelson to the national average for .
Level
No Qualifications 0% 0%
Level 1 0% 0%
Level 2 0% 0%
Apprenticeship 0% 0%
Level 3 0% 0%
Level 4 0% 0%

How many residents own or rent their home in Nelson and

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Nelson either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 0 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 0 of Nelson residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
0% 0%
0% 0%
0% 0%
0% 0%

Nelson has a higher level of home ownership than than the national average.

Nelson compared to other wards in

# Ward Owned Rented
Nelson is ranked out of 0 wards in for the percentage of home owners.

What are the occupations of the residents of Nelson?

The largest employment sector in Nelson is Managers, Directors & Senior Officials. The smallest employment sector is Elementary Occupations.
Sector Proportion
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials %
Professional Occupations %
Associate Professional & Technical %
Administrative & Secretarial %
Skilled Trades %
Caring, leisure & Other Services %
Process Plant & Machine Operatives %
Elementary Occupations %

Nelson Health Statistics

Area VG G F B VB
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

What is the population of Nelson and Pendle?

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

Ward Population
Barrowford 4868
Blacko and Higherford 1705
Boulsworth 5150
Bradley 6907
Brierfield 5566
Clover Hill 5537
Coates 5299
Craven 5553
Earby 6155
Foulridge 1616
Higham and Pendleside 1633
Horsfield 4843
Marsden 3604
Old Laund Booth 1383
Reedley 5526
Southfield 7002
Vivary Bridge 5968
Walverden 4104
Waterside 5173
Whitefield 4553
Pendle Total 92145



Last updated: 20/02/2024, Additional Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.



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