If you are thinking of moving to North Shore 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 North Shore to figures for Lancashire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if North Shore is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
North Shore Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in North Shore come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They are the last published indiciator of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment firgures as a percentage and has no further plans to do so. That being said, these census 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 North Shore 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 North Shore than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||5.7%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||5%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||25%||13.5%|
North Shore Age Distribution Statistics
The population of North Shore as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of North Shore is also older than the average, making North Shore a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||5.8%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.3%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.7%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.7%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||8.5%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||6%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||18.9%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||20.5%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||6.6%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||10.1%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||6.4%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.6%||2.3%|
North Shore Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of North Shore are from the UK Census of 2011. Since North Shore 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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.7%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||2.4%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||2.4%||9.4%|
North Shore 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. North Shore has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
North Shore Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of North Shore and are from the UK Census of 2011. North Shore 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.
North Shore Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
North Shore has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that North Shore is an economically deprived area.
|Social Rented (Council)||7.5%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||3.4%||8.3%|
North Shore General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for North Shore. The percentage of residents in North Shore rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in North Shore rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of North Shore is generally worse than in the average person in England.
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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