Socio-economic statistics for Sykes, Lancashire

Socio-economic statistics for Sykes, Lancashire
Socio-economic statistics for Sykes, Lancashire

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

Sykes Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Sykes and are from the UK Census of 2011. Sykes 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. Sykes also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Sykes are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationRibble ValleyEngland
No Qualifications18.3%22.5%
Level 111.1%13.3%
Level 215.3%15.2%
Level 312.5%12.4%
Level 434%27.4%

Sykes Immigration Statistics

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

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

Sykes General Health Statistics

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

HealthRibble ValleyEngland
Very Good51.49%47.17%
Very Bad0.85%1.25%

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

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Sykes 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 Sykes 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 Sykes than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitRibble ValleyLancashireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.1%2.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.8%2.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8%14.3%13.5%

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

Sykes Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeRibble ValleyEngland
Age 0 to 45%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.6%
Age 10 to146.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.1%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.3%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.4%6%
Age 65 to 7411%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.3%
Mean Age42.539.3
Median Age4439

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

GradeRibble ValleyEngland

Sykes Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureRibble ValleyEngland
Social Rented (Council)1.5%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.1%8.3%
Private Rented11.8%15.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.3%

What is the population of Sykes and Ribble Valley?

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

Alston & Hothersall2751
Billington & Langho3400
Brockhall & Dinckley1918
Clayton-le-Dale & Salesbury1604
Derby & Thornley3130
East Whalley, Read & Simonstone2832
Edisford & Low Moor3536
Gisburn & Rimington1341
Hurst Green & Whitewell1721
St Mary's3070
Waddington, Bashall Eaves & Mitton1515
West Bradford & Grindleton1740
Whalley & Painter Wood2555
Whalley Nethertown1979
Wilpshire & Ramsgreave3267
Wiswell & Barrow2083
Ribble Valley Total62026

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

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