If you are thinking of moving to Scotforth 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 Scotforth to figures for Lancashire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Scotforth is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Scotforth 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.
Scotforth Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Scotforth come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They are the last published indiciator of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment firgures as a percentage and has no further plans to do so. That being said, these census 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%|
Scotforth Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Scotforth are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Scotforth 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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.5%||0.5%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||3%||1.9%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||3.8%||4.1%||9.4%|
Scotforth Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Scotforth as a whole, is older than the national average. However, the population of Scotforth is younger than the Lancashire average.
|Age 0 to 4||5.2%||5.9%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||4.7%||5.4%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.6%||5.8%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.5%||3.7%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||14.2%||9.5%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||5.8%||5.9%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||17.6%||18.9%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||18.9%||20.1%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||6.3%||6.7%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||9.6%||9.7%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||6.2%||6%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.6%||2.4%||2.3%|
Scotforth General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Scotforth. The percentage of residents in Scotforth rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Scotforth rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Scotforth is generally worse than in the average person in England.
Scotforth Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Scotforth and are from the UK Census of 2011. Scotforth 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.
Scotforth Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Scotforth has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Scotforth is a relatively affluent area.
|Social Rented (Council)||6.3%||4.2%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||3.7%||7.9%||8.3%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.