If you are thinking of moving to Westhoughton 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 Westhoughton to figures for Bolton and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Westhoughton is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Westhoughton Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Westhoughton and are from the UK Census of 2011. Westhoughton 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.
Westhoughton General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Westhoughton. The percentage of residents in Westhoughton rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Westhoughton rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Westhoughton is generally worse than in the average person in England.
Westhoughton Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Westhoughton are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Westhoughton 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||0.5%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||1.9%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||8.9%||9.4%|
Westhoughton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
|Social Rented (Council)||14.2%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||6.2%||8.3%|
Westhoughton Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Westhoughton as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Westhoughton is also older than the average, making Westhoughton a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||6.8%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||6.1%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||6.4%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||4%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||9%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||6.6%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||20.5%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||19.1%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||6.1%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||8.5%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||4.9%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||1.9%||2.3%|
Westhoughton 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. Westhoughton has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
Westhoughton Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Westhoughton 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 Westhoughton 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 Westhoughton than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||4.5%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||3.6%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||18.1%||13.5%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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