Birkenhead Factsheet

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Area

  • Area 360km2
  • Local Authorities Wirral

Business and innovation

  • Business Churn Rate (%) 2019 2.15 (32/63)
  • Business Closures (per 10,000 population) 2019 33.95 (50/63)
  • Business Start-ups (per 10,000 population) 2019 40.59 (52/63)
  • Business stock (per 10,000 population) 2019 309.09 (52/63)
  • GDP per worker (£) 2018 57,519 (41/62)
  • Patent Applications (per 100,000 of population) 2018 19.85 (10/63)

Demographics

  • People Born Outside the UK (%) 2011 4.04 (61/63)
  • Population Aged 0-17 (%) 2019 20.84 (37/63)
  • Population Aged 18-29 (%) 2019 12.54 (61/63)
  • Population Aged 30-44 (%) 2019 17.31 (60/63)
  • Population Aged 45-66 (%) 2019 29.88 (4/63)
  • Population Aged 67+ (%) 2019 19.44 (5/63)

Exports

  • Exports per job (£) 2017 5,550 (60/62)
  • Goods exports per job (£) 2017 2,610 (59/62)
  • Services exports per job (£) 2017 2,940 (47/62)

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 2020 6.99 (38/62)
  • Housing Stock 2019 148,979 (27/63)
  • Mean house price (£) 2020 192,059.64 (36/62)

Industrial Structure

  • Manufacturing (%) 2019 8.57 (25/62)
  • Other Private Services (%) 2019 39.54 (54/62)
  • Other Sectors (%) 2019 6.21 (31/62)
  • Private Knowledge Intensive Business Services (%) 2019 9.5 (44/62)
  • Public Services (%) 2019 36.18 (7/62)

Jobs and Employment

  • Claimant Count (%) January 2021 6.27 (35/63)
  • Employment Rate (%) 2018 76.9 (17/63)
  • Private Sector Jobs 2019 66,500 (52/62)
  • Publicly Funded Jobs 2019 37,500 (35/62)
  • Ratio of Private to Public Sector Employment 2019 1.77 (56/62)
  • Youth Claimant Count (%) November 2020 9.24 (13/63)

Size

  • GDP (£ billion) 2018 6 (50/62)
  • Population 2019 324,010 (30/63)
  • Total Jobs 2019 105,025 (47/62)

Skills, Wages and Inequality

  • Average Weekly Workplace Earnings (£) 2020 423.65 (59/63)
  • Gini coefficient 2016 0.38 (43/58)
  • Pupils achieving 9-4 grades in Maths & English at GCSE (%) 2019 65.5 (16/55)
  • Working Age Population with a Qualification at NVQ4 or Above (%) 2019 36.8 (26/63)
  • Working Age Population with No Formal Qualifications (%) 2019 6.7 (45/63)

Travel and Environment

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita (tons) 2018 3.77 (49/63)
  • 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)
  • Number of days of poor air quality 2019 31 (10/63)
  • People who Work from Home (%) 2011 8.29 (21/59)
  • Ultrafast Broadband (%) 2019 63.95 (53/63)

Welfare

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