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

Holcombe Brook Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureBuryEngland
Owned31.8%30.6%
Mortgage37.8%32.8%
Shared0.3%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)9.4%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.6%8.3%
Private Rented12.6%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%

Holcombe Brook Age Distribution Statistics

AgeBuryEngland
Age 0 to 46.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 96%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.3%6%
Age 65 to 748.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.3%
Mean Age39.239.3
Median Age4039

Holcombe Brook Immigration Statistics

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

CountryBuryEngland
United Kingdom91.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.1%3.7%
Outside the EU5.6%9.4%

Holcombe Brook Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Holcombe Brook 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 Holcombe Brook is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitBuryEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)15.6%13.5%

Holcombe Brook General Health Statistics

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

HealthBuryEngland
Very Good47.08%47.17%
Good33.30%34.22%
Fair13.74%13.12%
Bad4.61%4.25%
Very Bad1.26%1.25%

Holcombe Brook Education Statistics

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

QualificationBuryEngland
No Qualifications22.6%22.5%
Level 114.1%13.3%
Level 217.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.5%3.6%
Level 312.3%12.4%
Level 425.7%27.4%
Other4.7%5.7%

Holcombe Brook 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.

GradeBuryEngland
AB21.30%22.96%
C132.50%30.92%
C219.91%20.64%
DE26.29%25.49%


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

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