Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Statistics

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

Cottam Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Cottam as a whole, is younger than the national average. However, population of Cottam is older than the Lancashire average.

AgePrestonLancashireEngland
Age 0 to 46.6%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.6%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 2413.9%9.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 297.7%5.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.1%18.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5918%20.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.1%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 747.1%9.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.8%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.8%2.4%2.3%
Mean Age36.940.539.3
Median Age354139

Cottam General Health Statistics

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

HealthPrestonLancashireEngland
Very Good46.56%45.95%47.17%
Good34.12%33.66%34.22%
Fair13.26%14.14%13.12%
Bad4.74%4.88%4.25%
Very Bad1.32%1.38%1.25%

Cottam Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenurePrestonLancashireEngland
Owned28.4%35.7%30.6%
Mortgage32.2%35.3%32.8%
Shared0.7%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)3.9%4.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)15.3%7.9%8.3%
Private Rented16.6%13.7%15.4%
Other1.4%1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.3%1.3%

Cottam Immigration Statistics

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

CountryPrestonLancashireEngland
United Kingdom86.6%93.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.4%1.9%3.7%
Outside the EU9.3%4.1%9.4%

Cottam Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Cottam 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.

BenefitPrestonLancashireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.3%2.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.1%2.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)15.4%14.3%13.5%

Cottam Education Statistics

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

QualificationPrestonLancashireEngland
No Qualifications23.5%23.6%22.5%
Level 112.6%13%13.3%
Level 214.5%15.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.9%4.5%3.6%
Level 315.1%13.6%12.4%
Level 424.6%25%27.4%
Other5.8%4.5%5.7%

Cottam 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.

GradePrestonLancashireEngland
AB18.65%20.16%22.96%
C131.24%30.05%30.92%
C219.69%22.60%20.64%
DE30.41%27.19%25.49%


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

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