Socio-economic statistics for Platt Bridge, Wigan

Socio-economic statistics for Platt Bridge, Wigan
Socio-economic statistics for Platt Bridge, Wigan

Socio-economic statistics for Platt Bridge, Wigan

Statistics

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

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

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Platt Bridge 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Platt Bridge 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 Platt Bridge than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitWiganEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)17.1%13.5%

Platt Bridge Immigration Statistics

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

CountryWiganEngland
United Kingdom96.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.3%3.7%
Outside the EU1.9%9.4%

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

GradeWiganEngland
AB15.72%22.96%
C128.31%30.92%
C224.40%20.64%
DE31.58%25.49%

Platt Bridge General Health Statistics

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

HealthWiganEngland
Very Good45.39%47.17%
Good32.70%34.22%
Fair14.72%13.12%
Bad5.70%4.25%
Very Bad1.49%1.25%

Platt Bridge Education Statistics

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

QualificationWiganEngland
No Qualifications27.3%22.5%
Level 115.3%13.3%
Level 217.1%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.7%3.6%
Level 312.2%12.4%
Level 419.5%27.4%
Other3.8%5.7%

Platt Bridge Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureWiganEngland
Owned31.1%30.6%
Mortgage36.7%32.8%
Shared0.2%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)16.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)2.7%8.3%
Private Rented10.7%15.4%
Other1%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%

Platt Bridge Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeWiganEngland
Age 0 to 46.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.7%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.7%6%
Age 65 to 749.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 845%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.7%2.3%
Mean Age39.639.3
Median Age4039



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

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