Ormskirk, Lancashire

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

Ormskirk General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Ormskirk. The percentage of residents in Ormskirk rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average.

HealthWest LancashireEngland
Very Good47.59%47.17%
Very Bad1.45%1.25%

Ormskirk Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

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TenureWest LancashireEngland
Social Rented (Council)12.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)2.1%8.3%
Private Rented9.4%15.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%

Ormskirk Immigration Statistics

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

CountryWest LancashireEngland
United Kingdom96.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2%3.7%
Outside the EU1.5%9.4%

Ormskirk 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.

GradeWest LancashireEngland

Ormskirk Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment figures as a percentage of the working population and has no further plans to do so. They do however publish the number of Universal Credit claimants in every local district council. We have taken the LDC that includes and compared it to the nearest councils. Please be aware that Universal Credit is a in and out of work benefit. Therefore these figures are an indicator of BOTH unemployment and underemployment. Ormskirk is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Ormskirk are dated . They are the last published statistics of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. Althpugh outdated, these 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.

BenefitWest LancashireLancashireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.9%2.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.3%2.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)14%14.3%13.5%

Ormskirk rates 2/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Ormskirk Education Statistics

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

QualificationWest LancashireEngland
No Qualifications23.5%22.5%
Level 113.4%13.3%
Level 215.8%15.2%
Level 313.9%12.4%
Level 425.4%27.4%

Ormskirk Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeWest LancashireEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.3%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.1%6%
Age 65 to 7410.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.1%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.1%2.3%
Mean Age41.239.3
Median Age4239

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

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