Overtown, Lancashire

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

Overtown Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Social Rented (Council)6.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.7%8.3%
Private Rented17.1%15.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%

Overtown Age Distribution Statistics

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

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Age 0 to 45.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.7%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 2414.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.8%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5918.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.3%6%
Age 65 to 749.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.3%
Mean Age40.239.3
Median Age4039

Overtown General Health Statistics

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

Very Good46.67%47.17%
Very Bad1.30%1.25%

Overtown 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. Overtown is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Overtown 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.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.8%2.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.6%2.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)13.3%14.3%13.5%

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

Overtown Immigration Statistics

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

United Kingdom92.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries3%3.7%
Outside the EU3.8%9.4%

Overtown 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.


Overtown Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Overtown and are from the UK Census of 2011. Overtown has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.

No Qualifications20.6%22.5%
Level 111.4%13.3%
Level 215.2%15.2%
Level 317.5%12.4%
Level 427.2%27.4%

What is the population of Overtown and Lancaster?

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

Bolton & Slyne7145
Carnforth & Millhead6086
Heysham Central4744
Heysham North5110
Heysham South7051
John O'Gaunt7940
Lower Lune Valley4630
Scotforth East4428
Scotforth West7622
Skerton East6892
Skerton West6847
University & Scotforth Rural7041
Upper Lune Valley2533
Lancaster Total148119

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

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