Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Statistics

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

Waterfoot Immigration Statistics

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

CountryRossendaleLancashireEngland
United Kingdom95.4%93.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries1%1.9%3.7%
Outside the EU2.9%4.1%9.4%

Waterfoot Education Statistics

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

QualificationRossendaleLancashireEngland
No Qualifications24%23.6%22.5%
Level 113.7%13%13.3%
Level 216.5%15.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship4%4.5%3.6%
Level 313%13.6%12.4%
Level 425.1%25%27.4%
Other3.6%4.5%5.7%

Waterfoot General Health Statistics

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

HealthRossendaleLancashireEngland
Very Good46.24%45.95%47.17%
Good33.11%33.66%34.22%
Fair14.13%14.14%13.12%
Bad5.11%4.88%4.25%
Very Bad1.41%1.38%1.25%

Waterfoot Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Waterfoot 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.

BenefitRossendaleLancashireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3%2.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.3%2.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)15.4%14.3%13.5%

Waterfoot 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.

GradeRossendaleLancashireEngland
AB20.17%20.16%22.96%
C129.47%30.05%30.92%
C224.06%22.60%20.64%
DE26.29%27.19%25.49%

Waterfoot Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Waterfoot as a whole, is older than the national average. However, the population of Waterfoot is younger than the Lancashire average.

AgeRossendaleLancashireEngland
Age 0 to 46.4%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.7%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 248%9.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.8%5.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.5%18.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.1%20.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.9%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 748.5%9.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 845%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.9%2.4%2.3%
Mean Age39.640.539.3
Median Age404139

Waterfoot Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureRossendaleLancashireEngland
Owned31.5%35.7%30.6%
Mortgage38.2%35.3%32.8%
Shared0.3%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)4.9%4.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.7%7.9%8.3%
Private Rented12.7%13.7%15.4%
Other1.5%1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%1.3%


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

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