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

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

GradeBlackpoolEngland
AB10.41%22.96%
C130.68%30.92%
C221.05%20.64%
DE37.86%25.49%

South Shore Immigration Statistics

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

CountryBlackpoolEngland
United Kingdom94.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.4%3.7%
Outside the EU2.4%9.4%

South Shore Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in South Shore 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 South Shore 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 South Shore than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitBlackpoolEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)5.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)5%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)25%13.5%

South Shore General Health Statistics

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

HealthBlackpoolEngland
Very Good39.84%47.17%
Good33.80%34.22%
Fair16.88%13.12%
Bad7.28%4.25%
Very Bad2.20%1.25%

South Shore Education Statistics

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

QualificationBlackpoolEngland
No Qualifications31.3%22.5%
Level 115.5%13.3%
Level 217.1%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.2%3.6%
Level 311.6%12.4%
Level 415.5%27.4%
Other4.7%5.7%

South Shore Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

South Shore has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that South Shore is an economically deprived area.

TenureBlackpoolEngland
Owned30%30.6%
Mortgage31.6%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)7.5%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.4%8.3%
Private Rented24.2%15.4%
Other1.9%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

South Shore Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeBlackpoolEngland
Age 0 to 45.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.3%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 296%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.6%6%
Age 65 to 7410.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.4%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.3%
Mean Age41.339.3
Median Age4239



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

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