Socio-economic statistics for Peckforton, Cheshire

Socio-economic statistics for Peckforton, Cheshire
Socio-economic statistics for Peckforton, Cheshire

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

Peckforton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureCheshire EastEngland
Social Rented (Council)2.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8.7%8.3%
Private Rented11.4%15.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

Peckforton 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.

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Peckforton 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment in Peckforton is both lower than the average for Tyne and Wear (Met County) and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Peckforton than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitCheshire EastTyne and Wear (Met County)England
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.1%4.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.8%3.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10%18.4%13.5%

Peckforton rates 5/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Peckforton Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Peckforton are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Peckforton 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 EastEngland
United Kingdom94.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.3%3.7%
Outside the EU2.7%9.4%

Peckforton Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Peckforton and are from the UK Census of 2011. Peckforton 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. Peckforton also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Peckforton are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationCheshire EastEngland
No Qualifications19.6%22.5%
Level 112.1%13.3%
Level 216%15.2%
Level 312.4%12.4%
Level 432%27.4%

Peckforton Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeCheshire EastEngland
Age 0 to 45.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.1%6%
Age 65 to 7410.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.4%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.3%
Mean Age4239.3
Median Age4339

Peckforton General Health Statistics

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

HealthCheshire EastEngland
Very Good49.06%47.17%
Very Bad1.06%1.25%

Peckforton 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. Peckforton has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeCheshire EastEngland

What is the population of Peckforton and Cheshire East?

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

Alderley Edge4997
Brereton Rural6601
Broken Cross and Upton8843
Congleton East13417
Congleton West13406
Crewe Central6872
Crewe East15461
Crewe North4604
Crewe South12599
Crewe St Barnabas5692
Crewe West10806
Dane Valley9778
High Legh4461
Macclesfield Central9187
Macclesfield East4346
Macclesfield Hurdsfield4325
Macclesfield South8446
Macclesfield Tytherington8675
Macclesfield West and Ivy7957
Nantwich North and West8611
Nantwich South and Stapeley9609
Odd Rode8221
Poynton East and Pott Shrigley7523
Poynton West and Adlington8294
Sandbach Elworth5675
Sandbach Ettiley Heath and Wheelock5259
Sandbach Heath and East4388
Sandbach Town5763
Willaston and Rope5099
Wilmslow Dean Row4985
Wilmslow East4527
Wilmslow Lacey Green4806
Wilmslow West and Chorley10257
Cheshire East Total386667

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

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