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

Calder Vale Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Calder Vale 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 Calder Vale is both lower than the average for Lancashire and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places.

BenefitWyreLancashireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.1%2.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.5%2.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)13.7%14.3%13.5%

Calder Vale Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Calder Vale are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Calder Vale 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.

CountryWyreLancashireEngland
United Kingdom96.7%93.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.1%1.9%3.7%
Outside the EU1.8%4.1%9.4%

Calder Vale 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.

GradeWyreLancashireEngland
AB19.77%20.16%22.96%
C132.49%30.05%30.92%
C223.28%22.60%20.64%
DE24.46%27.19%25.49%

Calder Vale General Health Statistics

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

HealthWyreLancashireEngland
Very Good43.25%45.95%47.17%
Good33.62%33.66%34.22%
Fair15.95%14.14%13.12%
Bad5.52%4.88%4.25%
Very Bad1.66%1.38%1.25%

Calder Vale Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Calder Vale has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Calder Vale is a relatively affluent area.

TenureWyreLancashireEngland
Owned43.2%35.7%30.6%
Mortgage34.4%35.3%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.1%4.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.1%7.9%8.3%
Private Rented12.2%13.7%15.4%
Other1.3%1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%1.3%

Calder Vale Education Statistics

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

QualificationWyreLancashireEngland
No Qualifications25.9%23.6%22.5%
Level 113.4%13%13.3%
Level 216.6%15.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.8%4.5%3.6%
Level 312%13.6%12.4%
Level 423%25%27.4%
Other4.2%4.5%5.7%

Calder Vale Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Calder Vale as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Calder Vale is also older than the Lancashire average, making Calder Vale a older persons location.

AgeWyreLancashireEngland
Age 0 to 44.7%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.8%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.4%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.3%9.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.5%5.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4416.4%18.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.8%20.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.6%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 7412.8%9.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 848.6%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.4%2.4%2.3%
Mean Age44.740.539.3
Median Age474139



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

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