Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Statistics

If you are thinking of moving to Boston West 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 Boston West to figures for Lincolnshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Boston West is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Boston West Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Boston West and are from the UK Census of 2011. Boston West 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.

QualificationBostonLincolnshireEngland
No Qualifications32.7%26.1%22.5%
Level 114.5%14.1%13.3%
Level 215.3%16.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.3%4.2%3.6%
Level 39.3%12.3%12.4%
Level 415.1%21.3%27.4%
Other9.9%5.5%5.7%

Boston West Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Boston West are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Boston West 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.

CountryBostonLincolnshireEngland
United Kingdom84.9%92.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries12.2%4.3%3.7%
Outside the EU2.7%2.4%9.4%

Boston West Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureBostonLincolnshireEngland
Owned33.9%36%30.6%
Mortgage30%32.6%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)6.1%8.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.1%5.5%8.3%
Private Rented14.3%13.8%15.4%
Other1.4%1.8%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.6%1.3%

Boston West Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Boston West 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.

BenefitBostonLincolnshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.9%2.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.7%2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)13.7%13.3%13.5%

Boston West Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Boston West as a whole, is older than the national average. However, the population of Boston West is younger than the Lincolnshire average.

AgeBostonLincolnshireEngland
Age 0 to 45.9%5.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%4.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.5%5.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.3%8.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.8%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.7%18%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.8%20.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.8%7.4%6%
Age 65 to 7410.5%11.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.7%6.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.5%2.6%2.3%
Mean Age41.542.539.3
Median Age424439

Boston West General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Boston West. The percentage of residents in Boston West rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

HealthBostonLincolnshireEngland
Very Good40.69%43.02%47.17%
Good37.48%35.96%34.22%
Fair15.86%15.13%13.12%
Bad4.73%4.60%4.25%
Very Bad1.24%1.30%1.25%

Boston West 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. Boston West has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeBostonLincolnshireEngland
AB11.32%17.93%22.96%
C123.17%28.67%30.92%
C225.49%24.74%20.64%
DE40.02%28.66%25.49%


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

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