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Wheatacre, Skelmersdale, WN8 8AJ | Demographic profile

Wheatacre is in a fairly typical neighbourhood popular with families

Demographic data is collected by the Office for National Statistics in the census, the most recent of which took place in 2015. This information is grouped into small geographic areas a few streets in size.

National politics

    West Lancashire Co is represented by the Labour party.

Labour

National (General) Election 2019

52.14%
Labour
36.31%
Conservative
4.86%
Liberal Democrat
4.32%
Brexit Party
2.37%
Green
Voting margin 15.83%
Voting turnout 71.0%

Wheatacre falls within the parliamentary constituency of West Lancashire Co, represented by the Labour MP, Rosie Cooper. At the last general election Labour won control with a majority of 8,336 votes over Conservative. A breakdown of voting at the last election is shown above.

Population

  • 1684 people living in the immediate local area as of the 2011 census
low density urban

The most recent data we have available indicates that the area around Wheatacre is fairly densely populated, with 1684 people living in the neighbourhood.

While population density on its own doesn’t mean a huge deal, a fairly densely populated area might mean that you’re more likely to experience issues like noise or congestion caused by local traffic. However, it also might mean that key services and facilities are more accessible, located where the largest number of people can reach them.

Average age of local residents

  • Slightly older than the National average of 39
40 years old
5%
4%
0-4
6%
7%
5-9
6%
8%
10-15
4%
4%
16-19
6%
5%
20-24
6%
6%
25-29
19%
17%
30-44
25%
28%
45-64
18%
17%
65+

Population breakdown by age range

  • National Average
  • This Area

Popularity with families

  • Popular with families with older children

The area around Wheatacre is popular with families with older children. There is an even split between single people and married couples.

Ethnic Group

  • White British, with a mix of White (other) and White Irish

The most recent census data on ethnicity indicates that most people living within the area are White British, with a mix of White (other) and White Irish around this.

Income

  • Average household income is around the National average
32k
Average annual income

Deprivation indices indicate this is generally a fairly average area. At the same time, local households have an income around the National average.

Deprivation

  • West Lancashire is a fairly typical area in terms of household income, employment and access to opportunities
average

Data released by the government each year indicates that this part of West Lancashire is a fairly typical area in terms of household income, employment and access to opportunities

This information is modelled on the Indices of Multiple Deprivation, a national dataset compiled by the department for Communities and Local Government. This ranks neighbourhoods from ‘best’ to ‘worst’ across a number of criteria including access to employment, life expectancy, income and health. While this might be a simplistic way of viewing things, there is a strong relationship between an area’s IMD ranking and its desirability as a place to live.

Industry of employment

  • Most popular sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, and Health
Manufacturing

Typical industries in which local people are employed include Manufacturing, Retail, and Health

Travel to work

  • Most popular travel methods: Car and Car (as a passenger)
Car

Most people travel to their workplace by Car (65%) and Car (as a passenger) (13%)

Average age of local residents

  • Slightly older than the North West region average of 39
40 years old
5%
4%
0-4
6%
7%
5-9
8%
8%
10-15
5%
4%
16-19
5%
5%
20-24
6%
6%
25-29
22%
17%
30-44
24%
28%
45-64
15%
17%
65+

Population breakdown by age range

  • North West region Average
  • This Area

Income

  • Average household income is around the North West region average
32k
Average annual income

Deprivation indices indicate this is generally a fairly average area. At the same time, local households have an income around the North West region average.

Deprivation

  • West Lancashire is – according to official government figures - a fairly typical area in terms of household income, employment and access to opportunities
average

Data released by the government each year indicates that this part of West Lancashire is a fairly typical area in terms of household income, employment and access to opportunities

This information is modelled on the Indices of Multiple Deprivation, a national dataset compiled by the department for Communities and Local Government. This ranks neighbourhoods from ‘best’ to ‘worst’ across a number of criteria including access to employment, life expectancy, income and health. While this might be a simplistic way of viewing things, there is a strong relationship between an area’s IMD ranking and its desirability as a place to live.

Local politics

    West Lancashire Co is represented by the Labour party.

 
Labour

Local elections

33
Labour
19
Conservative
2
Independents
Voting margin 14

Locally, Wheatacre falling under the responsibility of West Lancashire, which is controlled by the Labour party. At a county level, Lancashire provide some services.

Average age of local residents

  • Substantially younger than the St. Locality average of 46
40 years old
4%
4%
0-4
5%
7%
5-9
6%
8%
10-15
3%
4%
16-19
4%
5%
20-24
4%
6%
25-29
15%
17%
30-44
29%
28%
45-64
26%
17%
65+

Population breakdown by age range

  • St. Locality Average
  • This Area

Income

  • Average household income is much lower than the St. Locality average
32k
Average annual income

Deprivation indices indicate this is generally a fairly average area. At the same time, local households have an income much lower than the St. Locality average.

Deprivation

  • West Lancashire area scores worse than St. in official government statistics reflecting household income, employment, health and access to opportunities
average

Data released by the government each year indicates that this part of West Lancashire is a fairly typical area in terms of household income, employment and access to opportunities

This information is modelled on the Indices of Multiple Deprivation, a national dataset compiled by the department for Communities and Local Government. This ranks neighbourhoods from ‘best’ to ‘worst’ across a number of criteria including access to employment, life expectancy, income and health. While this might be a simplistic way of viewing things, there is a strong relationship between an area’s IMD ranking and its desirability as a place to live.