Birkenhead Factsheet

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Area

  • Area 360km2
  • Local Authorities Wirral

Business and innovation

  • Business Churn Rate (%) 2016 2.39 (42/62)
  • Business Closures (per 10,000 population) 2016 34.71 (51/63)
  • Business Start-ups (per 10,000 population) 2016 41.1 (49/62)
  • Business stock (per 10,000 population) 2016 266.81 (50/62)
  • GVA per worker 2016 47,990.2 (32/62)
  • Patent Applications (per 100,000 of population) 2015 26.55 (16/63)

Demographics

  • People Born Outside the UK (%) 2011 4.04 (61/63)
  • Population Aged 0-17 (%) 2016 21.05 (33/63)
  • Population Aged 18-29 (%) 2016 12.99 (61/63)
  • Population Aged 30-44 (%) 2016 17.16 (62/63)
  • Population Aged 45-64 (%) 2016 27.65 (3/63)
  • Population Aged 65+ (%) 2016 21.15 (5/63)

Exports

  • Exports per job (£) 2014 14,800 (24/62)
  • Goods exports per job (£) 2014 11,130 (15/62)
  • Services exports per job (£) 2014 3,670 (45/62)

Housing

  • Households in Social Rentership (%) 2011 15.17 (50/63)
  • Households Renting Privately or Living Rent-Free (%) 2011 16.86 (43/63)
  • Households that Own or Part-Own Their Home (%) 2011 67.97 (12/63)
  • Housing Affordability Ratio 2017 6.94 (37/62)
  • Housing stock 2016 147,300 (27/63)
  • Mean house price (£) 2017 180,858 (37/62)

Industrial Structure

  • Manufacturing (%) 2016 7.82 (32/62)
  • Other Private Services (%) 2016 40.26 (51/62)
  • Other Sectors (%) 2016 5.01 (40/62)
  • Private Knowledge Intensive Business Services (%) 2016 9.75 (38/62)
  • Public Services (%) 2016 37.17 (4/62)

Jobs and Employment

  • Claimant Count (%) January 2018 2.25 (21/63)
  • Employment Rate (%) 2017 71.3 (40/63)
  • Private Sector Jobs 2016 64,500 (51/62)
  • Publicly funded jobs 2016 38,000 (34/62)
  • Ratio of Private to Public Sector Employment 2016 1.7 (59/62)
  • Youth Claimant Count (%) January 2018 2.88 (16/63)

Size

  • GVA 2016 4.9 (49/62)
  • Population 2016 321,200 (30/63)
  • Total Jobs 2016 102,000 (46/62)

Skills, Wages and Inequality

  • Average Weekly Workplace Earnings (£) 2017 428 (61/63)
  • Gini coefficient 2016 0.38 (43/58)
  • Pupils Achieving 5A*-C GCSEs inc. Maths & Eng. (%) 2016 62.2 (8/59)
  • Working Age Population with a Qualification at NVQ4 or Above (%) 2016 36.4 (21/63)
  • Working Age Population with No Formal Qualifications (%) 2016 8 (32/63)

Travel and Environment

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita (tons) 2015 4.13 (50/63)
  • Commuting by Bicycle (%) 2011 1.63 (46/63)
  • Commuting by Bus, Train or Metro (%) 2011 13.96 (21/63)
  • Commuting by Other Methods (%) 2011 0.8 (5/63)
  • Commuting by Private Vehicle (%) 2011 67.33 (23/63)
  • Commuting on Foot (%) 2011 8 (59/63)
  • People who Work from Home (%) 2011 8.29 (21/59)
  • Ultrafast Broadband (%) 2017 59.03 (52/63)

Welfare

  • Total welfare spend (£ million) 2014 1,299.17 (20/62)
  • Welfare Spend Per Capita (£) 2014 4,048.51 (3/62)