Roe Lee, Lancashire

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

Roe Lee Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeBlackburn with DarwenEngland
Age 0 to 47.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 97.1%5.6%
Age 10 to147%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 297.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5918.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.3%6%
Age 65 to 747%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.5%2.3%
Mean Age36.239.3
Median Age3539

Roe Lee Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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TenureBlackburn with DarwenEngland
Owned31.5%30.6%
Mortgage32.7%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)5.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.5%8.3%
Private Rented14.1%15.4%
Other1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.3%

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

GradeBlackburn with DarwenEngland
AB14.34%22.96%
C126.47%30.92%
C221.60%20.64%
DE37.59%25.49%

Roe Lee General Health Statistics

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

HealthBlackburn with DarwenEngland
Very Good45.42%47.17%
Good33.23%34.22%
Fair14.05%13.12%
Bad5.71%4.25%
Very Bad1.58%1.25%

Roe Lee Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Roe Lee are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Roe Lee has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.

CountryBlackburn with DarwenEngland
United Kingdom85.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2%3.7%
Outside the EU12.3%9.4%

Roe Lee 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. Roe Lee 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 Roe Lee 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 Roe Lee 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 Roe Lee than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitBlackburn with DarwenLancashireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.2%2.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)4.3%2.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)20.1%14.3%13.5%

Roe Lee Education Statistics

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

QualificationBlackburn with DarwenEngland
No Qualifications28.7%22.5%
Level 114.3%13.3%
Level 215.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.9%3.6%
Level 311.4%12.4%
Level 419.8%27.4%
Other6.6%5.7%



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


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