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

Ness Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Ness 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.

BenefitCheshire West and ChesterEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)12.7%13.5%

Ness Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeCheshire West and ChesterEngland
Age 0 to 45.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.3%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.9%6%
Age 65 to 749.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.4%2.3%
Mean Age41.339.3
Median Age4239

Ness Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureCheshire West and ChesterEngland
Owned34.7%30.6%
Mortgage36%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)7.4%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.3%8.3%
Private Rented11.3%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

Ness 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.

GradeCheshire West and ChesterEngland
AB25.78%22.96%
C129.47%30.92%
C219.77%20.64%
DE24.97%25.49%

Ness Immigration Statistics

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

CountryCheshire West and ChesterEngland
United Kingdom95.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.9%3.7%
Outside the EU2.4%9.4%

Ness Education Statistics

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

QualificationCheshire West and ChesterEngland
No Qualifications21%22.5%
Level 113.3%13.3%
Level 215.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship4%3.6%
Level 312.9%12.4%
Level 429.4%27.4%
Other3.8%5.7%

Ness General Health Statistics

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

HealthCheshire West and ChesterEngland
Very Good48.47%47.17%
Good33.06%34.22%
Fair12.93%13.12%
Bad4.33%4.25%
Very Bad1.21%1.25%


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

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