Blackburn Factsheet

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Area

  • Area 140km2
  • Local Authorities Blackburn with Darwen

Business and innovation

  • Business Churn Rate (%) 2019 2.94 (22/63)
  • Business Closures (per 10,000 population) 2019 39.41 (34/63)
  • Business Start-ups (per 10,000 population) 2019 50.1 (28/63)
  • Business stock (per 10,000 population) 2019 363.74 (31/63)
  • GDP per worker (£) 2018 48,736 (62/62)
  • Patent Applications (per 100,000 of population) 2018 6.3 (45/63)

Demographics

  • People Born Outside the UK (%) 2011 14.78 (18/63)
  • Population Aged 0-17 (%) 2019 25.88 (4/63)
  • Population Aged 18-29 (%) 2019 15.21 (36/63)
  • Population Aged 30-44 (%) 2019 19.95 (24/63)
  • Population Aged 45-66 (%) 2019 26.22 (36/63)
  • Population Aged 67+ (%) 2019 12.73 (54/63)

Exports

  • Exports per job (£) 2017 8,120 (50/62)
  • Goods exports per job (£) 2017 6,690 (31/62)
  • Services exports per job (£) 2017 1,430 (59/62)

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 2020 5.92 (51/62)
  • Housing Stock 2019 61,287 (56/63)
  • Mean house price (£) 2020 136,427.32 (59/62)

Industrial Structure

  • Manufacturing (%) 2019 16.16 (4/62)
  • Other Private Services (%) 2019 38.63 (56/62)
  • Other Sectors (%) 2019 3.49 (60/62)
  • Private Knowledge Intensive Business Services (%) 2019 8.67 (49/62)
  • Public Services (%) 2019 33.05 (10/62)

Jobs and Employment

  • Claimant Count (%) January 2021 8.05 (9/63)
  • Employment Rate (%) 2018 68.4 (59/63)
  • Private Sector Jobs 2019 45,500 (59/62)
  • Publicly Funded Jobs 2019 23,000 (53/62)
  • Ratio of Private to Public Sector Employment 2019 1.98 (54/62)
  • Youth Claimant Count (%) November 2020 9.34 (12/63)

Size

  • GDP (£ billion) 2018 3.5 (62/62)
  • Population 2019 149,700 (55/63)
  • Total Jobs 2019 68,075 (60/62)

Skills, Wages and Inequality

  • Average Weekly Workplace Earnings (£) 2020 417.01 (60/63)
  • Gini coefficient 2016 0.37 (47/58)
  • Pupils achieving 9-4 grades in Maths & English at GCSE (%) 2019 65.92 (14/55)
  • Working Age Population with a Qualification at NVQ4 or Above (%) 2019 29.8 (48/63)
  • Working Age Population with No Formal Qualifications (%) 2019 11.2 (10/63)

Travel and Environment

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita (tons) 2018 4.09 (38/63)
  • 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)
  • Number of days of poor air quality 2019 25 (35/63)
  • People who Work from Home (%) 2011 8.15 (26/59)
  • Ultrafast Broadband (%) 2019 72.78 (45/63)

Welfare

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