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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.

HealthManchesterEngland
Very Good48.76%47.17%
Good31.69%34.22%
Fair12.45%13.12%
Bad5.37%4.25%
Very Bad1.72%1.25%

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.

CountryManchesterEngland
United Kingdom74.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries4.6%3.7%
Outside the EU19%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

TenureManchesterEngland
Owned15.2%30.6%
Mortgage22.6%32.8%
Shared0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)13.5%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)18.1%8.3%
Private Rented26.9%15.4%
Other1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.3%

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.

QualificationManchesterEngland
No Qualifications23.1%22.5%
Level 111.1%13.3%
Level 212%15.2%
Apprenticeship1.7%3.6%
Level 316%12.4%
Level 428.9%27.4%
Other7.1%5.7%

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.

AgeManchesterEngland
Age 0 to 47.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.7%5.6%
Age 10 to145.3%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.2%3.7%
Age 18 to 2417.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 2911.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4422.1%20.6%
Age 45 to 5914.3%19.4%
Age 60 to 643.6%6%
Age 65 to 744.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 843.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.2%2.3%
Mean Age33.239.3
Median Age2939

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.

BenefitManchesterEngland
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.

GradeManchesterEngland
AB19.27%22.96%
C132.84%30.92%
C214.73%20.64%
DE33.16%25.49%


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

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