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

St Helens Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitSt. HelensEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)20.2%13.5%

St Helens General Health Statistics

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

HealthSt. HelensEngland
Very Good44.85%47.17%
Good31.93%34.22%
Fair14.94%13.12%
Bad6.48%4.25%
Very Bad1.79%1.25%

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

GradeSt. HelensEngland
AB15.86%22.96%
C128.08%30.92%
C222.64%20.64%
DE33.42%25.49%

St Helens Education Statistics

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

QualificationSt. HelensEngland
No Qualifications27.9%22.5%
Level 114.3%13.3%
Level 216.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.4%3.6%
Level 312.1%12.4%
Level 420.9%27.4%
Other3.8%5.7%

St Helens Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSt. HelensEngland
Owned33.3%30.6%
Mortgage34%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)6.1%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)14.5%8.3%
Private Rented9.3%15.4%
Other0.9%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.3%

St Helens Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySt. HelensEngland
United Kingdom97.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries0.9%3.7%
Outside the EU1.4%9.4%

St Helens Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSt. HelensEngland
Age 0 to 45.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%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 4419.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 647%6%
Age 65 to 7410%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.3%
Mean Age40.739.3
Median Age4139



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

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