Socio-economic statistics for Waterloo, Lancashire

Socio-economic statistics for Waterloo, Lancashire
Socio-economic statistics for Waterloo, Lancashire

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

Waterloo 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. Waterloo is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Waterloo 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Waterloo is both higher than the average for Lancashire 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 Waterloo than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitBlackburn with DarwenLancashireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.2%2.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)4.3%2.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)20.1%14.3%13.5%

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

Waterloo Education Statistics

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

QualificationBlackburn with DarwenEngland
No Qualifications28.7%22.5%
Level 114.3%13.3%
Level 215.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.9%3.6%
Level 311.4%12.4%
Level 419.8%27.4%
Other6.6%5.7%

Waterloo Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureBlackburn with DarwenEngland
Owned31.5%30.6%
Mortgage32.7%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)5.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.5%8.3%
Private Rented14.1%15.4%
Other1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.3%

Waterloo Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeBlackburn with DarwenEngland
Age 0 to 47.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 97.1%5.6%
Age 10 to147%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 297.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5918.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.3%6%
Age 65 to 747%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.5%2.3%
Mean Age36.239.3
Median Age3539

Waterloo General Health Statistics

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

HealthBlackburn with DarwenEngland
Very Good45.42%47.17%
Good33.23%34.22%
Fair14.05%13.12%
Bad5.71%4.25%
Very Bad1.58%1.25%

Waterloo Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Waterloo are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Waterloo has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.

CountryBlackburn with DarwenEngland
United Kingdom85.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2%3.7%
Outside the EU12.3%9.4%

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

GradeBlackburn with DarwenEngland
AB14.34%22.96%
C126.47%30.92%
C221.60%20.64%
DE37.59%25.49%

What is the population of Waterloo and Blackburn with Darwen?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Blackburn with Darwen including Waterloo. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

WardPopulation
Audley & Queen's Park10806
Bastwell & Daisyfield8607
Billinge & Beardwood8964
Blackburn Central9248
Blackburn South & Lower Darwen7814
Blackburn South East9970
Darwen East9483
Darwen South7720
Darwen West8374
Ewood9856
Little Harwood & Whitebirk8848
Livesey with Pleasington7551
Mill Hill & Moorgate8153
Roe Lee8918
Shear Brow & Corporation Park8942
Wensley Fold9209
West Pennine7567
Blackburn with Darwen Total150030



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


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