Blackburn Factsheet

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Area

  • Area 140km2
  • Local Authorities Blackburn with Darwen

Business and innovation

  • Business Churn Rate (%) 2016 2.69 (37/62)
  • Business Closures (per 10,000 population) 2016 40.48 (34/63)
  • Business Start-ups (per 10,000 population) 2016 48.64 (33/62)
  • Business stock (per 10,000 population) 2016 303.74 (32/62)
  • GVA per worker 2016 43,451.85 (59/62)
  • Patent Applications (per 100,000 of population) 2015 14.67 (32/63)

Demographics

  • People Born Outside the UK (%) 2011 14.78 (18/63)
  • Population Aged 0-17 (%) 2016 26.1 (4/63)
  • Population Aged 18-29 (%) 2016 15.2 (45/63)
  • Population Aged 30-44 (%) 2016 20 (22/63)
  • Population Aged 45-64 (%) 2016 24.35 (32/63)
  • Population Aged 65+ (%) 2016 14.35 (54/63)

Exports

  • Exports per job (£) 2014 14,030 (26/62)
  • Goods exports per job (£) 2014 9,090 (21/62)
  • Services exports per job (£) 2014 4,940 (27/62)

Housing

  • Households in Social Rentership (%) 2011 18.12 (35/63)
  • Households Renting Privately or Living Rent-Free (%) 2011 17.22 (40/63)
  • Households that Own or Part-Own Their Home (%) 2011 64.66 (26/63)
  • Housing Affordability Ratio 2017 5.54 (55/62)
  • Housing stock 2016 60,380 (56/63)
  • Mean house price (£) 2017 123,941.3 (60/62)

Industrial Structure

  • Manufacturing (%) 2016 17.06 (3/62)
  • Other Private Services (%) 2016 37.93 (61/62)
  • Other Sectors (%) 2016 2.96 (60/62)
  • Private Knowledge Intensive Business Services (%) 2016 8.68 (48/62)
  • Public Services (%) 2016 33.37 (13/62)

Jobs and Employment

  • Claimant Count (%) May 2018 3.26 (12/63)
  • Employment Rate (%) 2017 64.51 (62/63)
  • Private Sector Jobs 2016 45,000 (60/62)
  • Publicly funded jobs 2016 22,500 (53/62)
  • Ratio of Private to Public Sector Employment 2016 2 (51/62)
  • Youth Claimant Count (%) May 2018 3.69 (10/63)

Size

  • GVA 2016 2.93 (61/62)
  • Population 2016 147,000 (57/63)
  • Total Jobs 2016 67,500 (60/62)

Skills, Wages and Inequality

  • Average Weekly Workplace Earnings (£) 2017 488.3 (40/63)
  • Gini coefficient 2016 0.37 (47/58)
  • Pupils Achieving 5A*-C GCSEs inc. Maths & Eng. (%) 2016 59.8 (15/59)
  • Working Age Population with a Qualification at NVQ4 or Above (%) 2016 28 (50/63)
  • Working Age Population with No Formal Qualifications (%) 2016 12.6 (9/63)

Travel and Environment

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita (tons) 2015 4.43 (42/63)
  • Commuting by Bicycle (%) 2011 0.98 (60/63)
  • Commuting by Bus, Train or Metro (%) 2011 7 (61/63)
  • Commuting by Other Methods (%) 2011 0.45 (30/63)
  • Commuting by Private Vehicle (%) 2011 71.09 (11/63)
  • Commuting on Foot (%) 2011 12.33 (19/63)
  • People who Work from Home (%) 2011 8.15 (26/59)
  • Ultrafast Broadband (%) 2017 71.88 (38/63)

Welfare

  • Total welfare spend (£ million) 2014 560.04 (52/62)
  • Welfare Spend Per Capita (£) 2014 3,817.6 (9/62)