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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.

CountryWest LancashireLancashireEngland
United Kingdom96.1%93.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries2%1.9%3.7%
Outside the EU1.5%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.

GradeWest LancashireLancashireEngland
AB21.31%20.16%22.96%
C130.38%30.05%30.92%
C221.61%22.60%20.64%
DE26.70%27.19%25.49%

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.

TenureWest LancashireLancashireEngland
Owned35.9%35.7%30.6%
Mortgage37.1%35.3%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)12.6%4.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)2.1%7.9%8.3%
Private Rented9.4%13.7%15.4%
Other1.1%1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%1.3%

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.

HealthWest LancashireLancashireEngland
Very Good47.59%45.95%47.17%
Good32.73%33.66%34.22%
Fair13.37%14.14%13.12%
Bad4.86%4.88%4.25%
Very Bad1.45%1.38%1.25%

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.

BenefitWest LancashireLancashireEngland
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.

QualificationWest LancashireLancashireEngland
No Qualifications23.5%23.6%22.5%
Level 113.4%13%13.3%
Level 215.8%15.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship4%4.5%3.6%
Level 313.9%13.6%12.4%
Level 425.4%25%27.4%
Other4.1%4.5%5.7%

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.

AgeWest LancashireLancashireEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.3%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.7%9.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.9%5.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.8%18.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921%20.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.1%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 7410.6%9.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.1%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.1%2.4%2.3%
Mean Age41.240.539.3
Median Age424139



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

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