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Willow Drive, Skelmersdale, WN8 8PN | Demographic profile

Willow Drive is in a working class 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 2017

58.89%
Labour
37.4%
Conservative
1.97%
Lib Dem
1.25%
Green
Voting margin 21.49%
Voting turnout 74.0%

Willow Drive falls within the parliamentary constituency of West Lancashire Co, represented by the Labour MP, Rosie Cooper. At the last general election the Labour Party won control with a majority of 11,689 votes over the Conservative Party. A breakdown of voting at the last election is shown above.

Population

  • 1224 people living in the immediate local area as of the 2011 census
high density urban

The most recent data we have available indicates that the area around Willow Drive is densely populated, with 1224 people living in the neighbourhood.

While population density on its own doesn’t mean a huge deal, a 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

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

Population breakdown by age range

  • National Average
  • This Area

Popularity with families

  • Popular with young families
Family

The area around Willow Drive is popular with young families. There is an even split between single people and married couples.

Ethnic Group

  • White British, with a mix of White (other) and Mixed White/Black Caribbean
Ethnicity

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 Mixed White/Black Caribbean around this.

Income

  • Average household income is around the National average
29k
Average annual income

It is generally a less affluent area, with those living here having a household income around the National average.

Deprivation

  • This particular area is, statistically, one of poorer scoring areas when it comes to official government deprivation figures
below average

Data released by the government each year indicates that this part of West Lancashire is, statistically, one of poorer scoring areas when it comes to official government deprivation figures

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
Manufacturing

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

Travel to work

  • Most popular travel methods: Car and Walking
Car
Car

Most people travel to their workplace by Car (54%) and Walking (22%)

Average age of local residents

  • Around the North West region average of 39
40 years old
5%
6%
0-4
6%
6%
5-9
8%
5%
10-15
5%
6%
16-19
5%
8%
20-24
6%
5%
25-29
22%
16%
30-44
24%
25%
45-64
15%
18%
65+

Population breakdown by age range

  • North West region Average
  • This Area

Income

  • Average household income is slightly lower than the North West region average
29k
Average annual income

It is generally a less affluent area, with those living here having a household income slightly lower than the North West region average.

Deprivation

  • This particular area scores poorly in official government deprivation statistics compared to other places in North West
below average

Data released by the government each year indicates that this part of West Lancashire is, statistically, one of poorer scoring areas when it comes to official government deprivation figures

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, Willow Drive 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%
6%
0-4
5%
6%
5-9
6%
5%
10-15
4%
6%
16-19
4%
8%
20-24
4%
5%
25-29
16%
16%
30-44
28%
25%
45-64
26%
18%
65+

Population breakdown by age range

  • St. Locality Average
  • This Area

Income

  • Average household income is much lower than the St. Locality average
29k
Average annual income

It is generally a less affluent area, with those living here having a household income much lower than the St. Locality average.

Deprivation

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

Data released by the government each year indicates that this part of West Lancashire is, statistically, one of poorer scoring areas when it comes to official government deprivation figures

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.