If you are thinking of moving to Westhead 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 Westhead to figures for Lancashire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Westhead is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Westhead Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Westhead are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Westhead 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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.4%||0.5%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||2%||1.9%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||1.5%||4.1%||9.4%|
Westhead 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.
Westhead Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Westhead has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Westhead is a relatively affluent area.
|Social Rented (Council)||12.6%||4.2%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||2.1%||7.9%||8.3%|
Westhead General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Westhead. The percentage of residents in Westhead rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average.
Westhead Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Westhead 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.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||2.9%||2.8%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||2.3%||2.9%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||14%||14.3%||13.5%|
Westhead Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Westhead and are from the UK Census of 2011. Westhead 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.
Westhead Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Westhead as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Westhead is also older than the Lancashire average, making Westhead a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||5.4%||5.9%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.3%||5.4%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||6%||5.8%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.7%||3.7%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||9.7%||9.5%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||4.9%||5.9%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||17.8%||18.9%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||21%||20.1%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||7.1%||6.7%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||10.6%||9.7%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||6.1%||6%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.1%||2.4%||2.3%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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