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

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


Shevington Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications27.3%22.5%
Level 115.3%13.3%
Level 217.1%15.2%
Level 312.2%12.4%
Level 419.5%27.4%

Shevington Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Shevington come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area. The rate of unemployment in Shevington 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 Shevington than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

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%

Shevington Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Social Rented (Council)16.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)2.7%8.3%
Private Rented10.7%15.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%

Shevington Age Distribution Statistics

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

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

Shevington Immigration Statistics

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

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

Shevington General Health Statistics

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

Very Good45.39%47.17%
Very Bad1.49%1.25%

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

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