Socio-economic statistics for Samlesbury, Lancashire

Socio-economic statistics for Samlesbury, Lancashire
Socio-economic statistics for Samlesbury, Lancashire

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

Samlesbury 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. Samlesbury is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Samlesbury 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Samlesbury is both lower than the average for Lancashire 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 Samlesbury than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitSouth RibbleLancashireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2%2.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.9%2.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11%14.3%13.5%

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

Samlesbury 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.

GradeSouth RibbleEngland

Samlesbury Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSouth RibbleEngland
Age 0 to 45.8%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 248%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.8%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.9%6%
Age 65 to 749.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.3%
Mean Age40.839.3
Median Age4239

Samlesbury Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSouth RibbleEngland
Social Rented (Council)0.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.7%8.3%
Private Rented8.3%15.4%
Rent Free0.9%1.3%

Samlesbury General Health Statistics

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

HealthSouth RibbleEngland
Very Good47.69%47.17%
Very Bad1.03%1.25%

Samlesbury Education Statistics

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

QualificationSouth RibbleEngland
No Qualifications20.3%22.5%
Level 113.5%13.3%
Level 216.6%15.2%
Level 313.7%12.4%
Level 426.4%27.4%

Samlesbury Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySouth RibbleEngland
United Kingdom96.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.4%3.7%
Outside the EU1.9%9.4%

What is the population of Samlesbury and South Ribble?

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

Bamber Bridge East4996
Bamber Bridge West4249
Broad Oak4107
Buckshaw & Worden4621
Coupe Green & Gregson Lane4352
Earnshaw Bridge4951
Farington East3329
Farington West4567
Howick & Priory7205
Leyland Central5175
Longton & Hutton West5813
Lostock Hall6140
Moss Side3977
New Longton & Hutton East4600
Samlesbury & Walton4230
Seven Stars4272
St Ambrose4585
Walton-le-Dale East4264
Walton-le-Dale West4949
South Ribble Total111086

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

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