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.
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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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.
|Benefit||Blackburn with Darwen||Lancashire||England|
|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%|
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.
|Qualification||Blackburn with Darwen||England|
Waterloo Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
|Tenure||Blackburn with Darwen||England|
|Social Rented (Council)||5.6%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||12.5%||8.3%|
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.
|Age||Blackburn with Darwen||England|
|Age 0 to 4||7.6%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||7.1%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||7%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||4.5%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||9.1%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||7.4%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||20.9%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||18.1%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||5.3%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||7%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||4.3%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||1.5%||2.3%|
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.
|Health||Blackburn with Darwen||England|
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.
|Country||Blackburn with Darwen||England|
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.4%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||2%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||12.3%||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.
|Grade||Blackburn with Darwen||England|
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.
|Audley & Queen's Park||10806|
|Bastwell & Daisyfield||8607|
|Billinge & Beardwood||8964|
|Blackburn South & Lower Darwen||7814|
|Blackburn South East||9970|
|Little Harwood & Whitebirk||8848|
|Livesey with Pleasington||7551|
|Mill Hill & Moorgate||8153|
|Shear Brow & Corporation Park||8942|
|Blackburn with Darwen Total||150030|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.