Over Town, Lancashire

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

Over Town Education Statistics

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

QualificationBurnleyLancashireEngland
No Qualifications29.3%23.6%22.5%
Level 114.4%13%13.3%
Level 215.8%15.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.6%4.5%3.6%
Level 312.3%13.6%12.4%
Level 418.7%25%27.4%
Other4.8%4.5%5.7%

Over Town Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureBurnleyLancashireEngland
Owned31.5%35.7%30.6%
Mortgage33.5%35.3%32.8%
Shared0.2%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)3.8%4.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.3%7.9%8.3%
Private Rented17.7%13.7%15.4%
Other1.6%1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.3%1.3%

Over Town Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Over Town 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 Over Town is both higher than the average for Lancashire 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 Over Town than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitBurnleyLancashireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.5%2.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)4.8%2.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)20.4%14.3%13.5%

Over Town Immigration Statistics

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

CountryBurnleyLancashireEngland
United Kingdom92.3%93.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.3%1.9%3.7%
Outside the EU5.8%4.1%9.4%

Over Town 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. Over Town has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeBurnleyLancashireEngland
AB12.75%20.16%22.96%
C126.22%30.05%30.92%
C223.71%22.60%20.64%
DE37.33%27.19%25.49%

Over Town General Health Statistics

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

HealthBurnleyLancashireEngland
Very Good42.93%45.95%47.17%
Good33.64%33.66%34.22%
Fair15.72%14.14%13.12%
Bad5.99%4.88%4.25%
Very Bad1.73%1.38%1.25%

Over Town Age Distribution Statistics

AgeBurnleyLancashireEngland
Age 0 to 46.7%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.9%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 249%9.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.6%5.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.5%18.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.7%20.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.7%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 748.7%9.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.3%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.3%2.4%2.3%
Mean Age39.440.539.3
Median Age394139



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


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