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

Walton-le-Dale Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Walton-le-Dale 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 Walton-le-Dale 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 Walton-le-Dale than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitSouth RibbleLancashireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2%2.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.9%2.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11%14.3%13.5%

Walton-le-Dale Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Walton-le-Dale and are from the UK Census of 2011.

QualificationSouth RibbleLancashireEngland
No Qualifications20.3%23.6%22.5%
Level 113.5%13%13.3%
Level 216.6%15.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship5.8%4.5%3.6%
Level 313.7%13.6%12.4%
Level 426.4%25%27.4%
Other3.6%4.5%5.7%

Walton-le-Dale 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.

GradeSouth RibbleLancashireEngland
AB22.61%20.16%22.96%
C133.16%30.05%30.92%
C223.32%22.60%20.64%
DE20.92%27.19%25.49%

Walton-le-Dale General Health Statistics

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

HealthSouth RibbleLancashireEngland
Very Good47.69%45.95%47.17%
Good34.12%33.66%34.22%
Fair13.06%14.14%13.12%
Bad4.10%4.88%4.25%
Very Bad1.03%1.38%1.25%

Walton-le-Dale Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Walton-le-Dale as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Walton-le-Dale is also older than the Lancashire average, making Walton-le-Dale a older persons location.

AgeSouth RibbleLancashireEngland
Age 0 to 45.8%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 248%9.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.8%5.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420%18.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.7%20.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.9%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 749.8%9.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.8%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.4%2.3%
Mean Age40.840.539.3
Median Age424139

Walton-le-Dale Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Walton-le-Dale are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Walton-le-Dale 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.

CountrySouth RibbleLancashireEngland
United Kingdom96.2%93.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.4%1.9%3.7%
Outside the EU1.9%4.1%9.4%

Walton-le-Dale Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSouth RibbleLancashireEngland
Owned37.3%35.7%30.6%
Mortgage41.5%35.3%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)0.8%4.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.7%7.9%8.3%
Private Rented8.3%13.7%15.4%
Other1%1.4%1.4%
Rent Free0.9%1.3%1.3%


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

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