If you are thinking of moving to West Gorton 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 West Gorton to figures for Manchester and nationally. These statistics can tell you if West Gorton is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
West Gorton General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for West Gorton. The percentage of residents in West Gorton rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average.
West Gorton Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of West Gorton are from the UK Census of 2011. Since West Gorton 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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||1.7%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||4.6%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||19%||9.4%|
West Gorton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
West Gorton has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that West Gorton is an economically deprived area.Since all home ownership is lower than the national average and all rented accommodation levels are higher than the national average, this also suggests an area of economic deprivation
|Social Rented (Council)||13.5%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||18.1%||8.3%|
West Gorton Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of West Gorton and are from the UK Census of 2011.
West Gorton Age Distribution Statistics
The population of West Gorton as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of West Gorton is also older than the average, making West Gorton a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||7.2%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.7%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.3%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.2%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||17.7%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||11.2%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||22.1%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||14.3%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||3.6%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||4.9%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||3.3%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||1.2%||2.3%|
West Gorton Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in West Gorton 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 West Gorton is both higher than the average for 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 West Gorton than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||5%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||3.7%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||19.2%||13.5%|
West Gorton 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.
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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