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

Bridgewater Canal Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Bridgewater Canal as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Bridgewater Canal is also older than the average, making Bridgewater Canal a older persons location.

AgeSalfordEngland
Age 0 to 46.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.6%5.6%
Age 10 to145.5%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 2411.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 299%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5917.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.3%6%
Age 65 to 747.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.9%2.3%
Mean Age37.439.3
Median Age3539

Bridgewater Canal Education Statistics

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

QualificationSalfordEngland
No Qualifications27.1%22.5%
Level 113.9%13.3%
Level 215.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.4%3.6%
Level 312.6%12.4%
Level 422.3%27.4%
Other5.3%5.7%

Bridgewater Canal Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Bridgewater Canal 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 Bridgewater Canal 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 Bridgewater Canal than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitSalfordEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)19.7%13.5%

Bridgewater Canal Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Bridgewater Canal are from the UK Census of 2011.

CountrySalfordEngland
United Kingdom88.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.1%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.8%3.7%
Outside the EU6.9%9.4%

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

GradeSalfordEngland
AB16.79%22.96%
C132.67%30.92%
C218.99%20.64%
DE31.54%25.49%

Bridgewater Canal Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Bridgewater Canal has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Bridgewater Canal 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

TenureSalfordEngland
Owned21.8%30.6%
Mortgage28.5%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)17.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)11%8.3%
Private Rented17.6%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.3%

Bridgewater Canal General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Bridgewater Canal. The percentage of residents in Bridgewater Canal rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Bridgewater Canal rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Bridgewater Canal is generally worse than in the average person in England.

HealthSalfordEngland
Very Good46.03%47.17%
Good32.35%34.22%
Fair14.04%13.12%
Bad5.87%4.25%
Very Bad1.70%1.25%


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

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