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

Clayton-le-Woods General Health Statistics

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

HealthChorleyLancashireEngland
Very Good47.88%45.95%47.17%
Good33.32%33.66%34.22%
Fair13.27%14.14%13.12%
Bad4.31%4.88%4.25%
Very Bad1.22%1.38%1.25%

Clayton-le-Woods Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureChorleyLancashireEngland
Owned35.4%35.7%30.6%
Mortgage39.8%35.3%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)3.1%4.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.9%7.9%8.3%
Private Rented9.1%13.7%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%1.4%
Rent Free0.9%1.3%1.3%

Clayton-le-Woods 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.

GradeChorleyLancashireEngland
AB24.21%20.16%22.96%
C130.75%30.05%30.92%
C222.41%22.60%20.64%
DE22.62%27.19%25.49%

Clayton-le-Woods Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Clayton-le-Woods as a whole, is older than the national average.

AgeChorleyLancashireEngland
Age 0 to 45.8%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.6%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.8%9.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.8%5.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.8%18.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921%20.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.2%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 749.7%9.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.1%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.4%2.3%
Mean Age40.540.539.3
Median Age414139

Clayton-le-Woods Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Clayton-le-Woods are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Clayton-le-Woods 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.

CountryChorleyLancashireEngland
United Kingdom96.3%93.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.3%1.9%3.7%
Outside the EU2%4.1%9.4%

Clayton-le-Woods Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Clayton-le-Woods and are from the UK Census of 2011.

QualificationChorleyLancashireEngland
No Qualifications21.2%23.6%22.5%
Level 113.4%13%13.3%
Level 216.2%15.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.8%4.5%3.6%
Level 312.6%13.6%12.4%
Level 427.8%25%27.4%
Other3.8%4.5%5.7%

Clayton-le-Woods Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Clayton-le-Woods 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 Clayton-le-Woods 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. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Clayton-le-Woods than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitChorleyLancashireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.3%2.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.3%2.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.9%14.3%13.5%


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

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