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Lancashire Area Profile Fact File (May 2010)

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This report is published by the Regional Intelligence Unit as part of its continuing commitment to inform the sustainable economic development of the Northwest of England. It has been produced by the NWDA Research Team and whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the material contained herein the NWDA or the RIU cannot accept any responsibility for decisions based on the material that follows. Please note that all data provided by Office for National Statistics is Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO. All analysis is prepared by NWDA Research Team or the referenced consultants/supplier.

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Contents

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Business ……………………………………………………… Economy ………………………………………………….. Businesses ………………………………………………..

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Skills & Education ………………………………………….. Education ………………………………………………….

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People & Jobs ……………………………………………….. Population ………………………………………………… Migration ………………………………………………….. Labour Market ……………………………………………. Wages …………………………………………………….. Health ……………………………………………………...

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Infrastructure ………………………………………………… Area ……………………………………………………….. Housing …………………………………………………… Transport ………………………………………………….. Regeneration ……………………………………………...

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Quality of Life ………………………………………………... 12 Image ……………………………………………………… 12 Deprivation ……………………………………………….. 13 Crime ……………………………………………………… 13 Household Income ………………………………………. 13 Interesting Facts …………………………………………….

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Business Economy In 2007 Lancashire had an economy worth £22.5 billion and during the same period the Northwest Economy was worth £116.5 billion. (Regional Accounts, ONS, December 2009) In 2007 Lancashire had a Gross Value Added of £15,481 per head and during the same period the Northwest value was £16,967. (Source: Regional Accounts, ONS, December 2009) Businesses Count of Active Enterprises (2008) Blackburn with Darwen 4,505 Blackpool 4,610 Burnley 2,605 Chorley 4,230 Fylde 3,465 Hyndburn 2,520 Lancaster 4,495 Pendle 2,800 Preston 5,355 Ribble Valley 2,985 Rossendale 2,675 South Ribble 4,095 West Lancashire 4,060 Wyre 4,150 Lancashire 52,550 North West 235,315 Source: Business Demography 2008, ONS

Births of New Enterprises (2008) 545 545 300 510 380 270 495 265 635 310 285 475 425 405 5,845 27,650

Deaths of Enterprises (2008) 490 565 265 405 375 235 425 270 605 290 260 410 370 380 5,345 23,150

In 2008 industry in Lancashire was distributed, based on the number of companies in each industry, according to the following classifications. Industry

Agriculture & fishing Energy & water Manufacturing Construction Distribution, hotels & restaurants Transport and communications Banking, finance & insurance, etc Public administration, education & health Other services Total Source: Annual Business Inquiry 2008

Lancashire Number of % Companies 563 1.0 87 0.2 4,132 7.6 5,883 10.8 16,993 31.1 2,511 4.6 15,132 27.7 5,267 9.6 4,126 7.5 54,694 100.0

North West Number of % Companies 2,008 0.8 446 0.2 17,236 6.7 25,590 10.0 74,931 29.3 11,397 4.5 79,650 31.2 24,326 9.5 19,793 7.8 255,377 100.0

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Skills & Education Education

NVQ 2 Only

NVQ 1+

NVQ 1 Only

No Quals

Blackburn with Darwen 20.9 39.0 15.5 Blackpool 19.5 35.7 13.6 Burnley 21.5 36.7 12.1 Chorley 27.3 48.3 18.8 Fylde 30.7 50.7 18.6 Hyndburn 17.5 34.8 14.5 Lancaster 29.9 51.3 19.2 Pendle 19.2 40.3 18.9 Preston 25.1 52.5 25.2 Ribble Valley 36.8 59.3 18.6 Rossendale 24.8 41.5 14.5 South Ribble 33.7 56.7 20.0 West Lancashire 21.5 40.3 16.4 Wyre 20.4 37.3 13.7 Lancashire 24.6 44.4 17.3 North West 25.6 44.2 16.2 Source: Annual Population Survey Jan – Dec 2008

NVQ2+

NVQ3 Only

NVQ3+

NVQ4+

The following table lists the qualifications of the working age population in 2008.

56.3 59.4 54.1 67.7 66.0 52.7 72.5 53.4 67.6 80.3 60.6 75.7 61.5 62.8 63.6 64.2

14.9 21.2 14.4 17.1 13.9 15.1 18.9 11.0 12.9 17.0 16.8 16.0 18.8 22.4 16.7 17.7

71.8 74.5 67.2 80.1 85.5 72.5 84.3 72.3 76.5 90.0 68.8 88.8 76.8 80.0 77.7 78.1

15.4 15.1 13.1 12.4 19.5 19.8 11.8 18.9 8.9 9.7 8.1 13.1 15.3 17.2 14.1 13.9

18.7 20.0 25.7 11.8 12.1 19.1 10.5 20.3 12.7 5.8 15.4 8.5 12.5 9.9 14.6 14.7

During 2009 within Lancashire there were 569 primary schools, 100 secondary schools and 38 special schools. (Source: Schools, Pupils and Their Characteristics: January 2009, DCSF) The following table lists the achievement of pupils, at the end of Key Stage 4, of 5+ A*-C grades at GCSE and equivalents in 2008/9. Lancashire North West Males 67.4% 67.2% Females 74.5% 74.8% Total 70.8% 70.9% Source: 2008/9 GCSE and Equivalent Results of pupils at the end of Key Stage 4, DCSF

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People & Jobs Population Area

All Ages Children (0-15) Working Age (16- Older People (65M/60F (000s) (000s) 64M/59F) (000s) and Over) (000s) Blackburn with Darwen 140.7 33.9 85.2 21.5 Blackpool 141.9 25.9 84.4 31.6 Burnley 87.3 17.7 53.1 16.4 Chorley 104.8 19.2 65.5 20.1 Fylde 76.5 12.0 43.8 20.7 Hyndburn 81.6 17.4 49.1 15.0 Lancaster 143.7 23.8 90.8 29.1 Pendle 89.9 18.3 54.7 16.8 Preston 132.0 25.3 84.3 22.3 Ribble Valley 58.5 10.8 34.7 12.9 Rossendale 67.3 13.7 41.7 11.9 South Ribble 107.2 19.5 65.7 21.9 West Lancashire 109.4 20.7 65.2 23.6 Wyre 110.9 18.2 62.5 30.2 Lancashire 1,451.7 276.4 880.7 294.0 North West 6,875.7 1,300.1 4,238.4 1,337.2 Source: 2008 Mid Year Population Estimates for Selected Age Groups, ONS Over the period 1998-2008 Lancashire had a population increase of 2.8% compared to the Northwest which increased by 1.2%. (Source: Mid Year Population Estimates for 1998 and 2008, NOMIS) In 2008 there was an average population density of 472 people per square kilometre in Lancashire compared to a figure of 395 for England and 487 for the Northwest. (Regional Trends 41, June 2009) Area All Ethnic Groups as a % of Population Blackburn with Darwen 23.1 Blackpool 3.9 Burnley 10.5 Chorley 3.7 Fylde 3.4 Hyndburn 10.5 Lancaster 5.4 Pendle 16.2 Preston 15.6 Ribble Valley 4.5 Rossendale 5.7 South Ribble 3.7 West Lancashire 2.5 Wyre 3.7 Lancashire 8.4 North West 7.9 Source: 2007 Experimental Population Estimates by Ethnic Group, ONS Email: nwriu@nwda.co.uk Tel: 01925 400291 NWDA Research Team, Renaissance House, Warrington Website: www.nwriu.co.uk

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Migration Area NINo Registrations Blackburn with Darwen 7,150 Blackpool 6,300 Burnley 2,230 Chorley 1,530 Fylde 1,690 Hyndburn 2,410 Lancaster 6,460 Pendle 3,640 Preston 10,530 Ribble Valley 930 Rossendale 880 South Ribble 1,530 West Lancashire 4,040 Wyre 1,980 Lancashire 51,300 North West 291,560 Source: National Insurance Number Registrations September 2009, Department for Work and Pensions Between 1 January 2002 and September 2009 Lancashire received 51,300 National Insurance number registrations which represents 17.6% of the Northwest total. The majority, 33.1%, of registrations came from Polish nationals. The table below shows internal migration for 2008. Area

Migration Migration Migration Inflow (000’s) Outflow (000’s) Balance (000’s) Blackburn with Darwen 3.9 5.2 -1.3 Blackpool 7.4 7.6 -0.2 Burnley 2.9 3.3 -0.5 Chorley 4.3 3.7 0.6 Fylde 4.0 3.5 0.5 Hyndburn 2.7 3.1 -0.5 Lancaster 6.9 7.1 -0.3 Pendle 2.8 3.4 -0.6 Preston 6.0 6.8 -0.8 Ribble Valley 2.7 2.4 0.3 Rossendale 2.7 2.5 0.3 South Ribble 4.5 3.9 0.5 West Lancashire 3.8 4.2 -0.3 Wyre 5.2 4.7 0.5 Lancashire 59.8 61.4 -1.8 North West 95.2 103.2 -8.0 Source: Mid 2007 – mid 2008 internal migration within the United Kingdom 2008, ONS

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Labour Market In 2008 76.9% were economically active in Lancashire compared to 76.8% in the Northwest. (Annual Population Survey Jul 08 – Jun 09, NOMIS) In Lancashire the population that were of working age (16 to pension age) was 75.8% compared to 76.6% in the Northwest. (Source: Annual Population Survey Jul 08 – Jun 09, NOMIS) 630,000 people (71.3%) of working age were in employment within Lancashire of which 545,600 (61.8%) were employees and 80,900 (9.2%) were self-employed compared to 2,999,300 (70.8%) in the Northwest of which 2,642,900 (62.4%) were employees and 340,600 (8.0%) were self-employed. (Source: Annual Population Survey Jul 08 – Jun 09, NOMIS) In Lancashire the unemployment rate of the working age population was 7.2% compared to 7.8% in the Northwest. (Source: Annual Population Survey Jul 08 – Jun 09, NOMIS) In February 2010 the Claimant Count within Lancashire was 34,331 (3.9%) compared to 204,157 (4.8%) in the Northwest (Source: Claimant Count with Rates and Proportions, NOMIS) In Lancashire there were 50,540 Income Support Claimants in August 2009 compared to 1,648,240 in England and 279,160 in the Northwest. (Source: Department for Work and Pensions Income Support Claimants, NOMIS). Wages The Northwest had a gross median weekly pay of £373.8 in 2009. Within Lancashire the Local Authorities of Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Preston, Rossendale, South Ribble and Wyre fell below the regional level. Area

Weekly Pay (Gross Median (£) for all employee jobs) Blackburn with Darwen 342.7 Blackpool 302.5 Burnley 353.6 Chorley 384.2 Fylde 395.4 Hyndburn 332.9 Lancaster 384.5 Pendle 356.6 Preston 342.1 Ribble Valley 415.7 Rossendale 356.3 South Ribble 364.3 West Lancashire 415.0 Wyre 336.3 Lancashire 362.4 North West 373.8 Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2009

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Health The table below shows the number of deaths and Standard Mortality Ratio (SMRs) for 2008:Male Female Number Standard Number Standard of Deaths Mortality Ratio of Deaths Mortality Ratio Blackburn with Darwen 617 124 660 120 Blackpool 913 127 987 120 Burnley 436 111 508 120 Chorley 485 112 564 119 Fylde 440 93 551 100 Hyndburn 442 128 468 121 Lancaster 718 110 842 111 Pendle 410 107 408 93 Preston 655 125 692 126 Ribble Valley 240 87 249 82 Rossendale 316 118 371 123 South Ribble 456 95 526 102 West Lancashire 541 108 600 112 Wyre 670 103 718 99 Lancashire (excluding Blackburn & Blackpool) 5,809 6,497 108 109 North West 33,389 112 37,351 112 Source: Deaths by Local Authority area of usual residence, numbers and standardised mortality ratios (SMRs) 2008, ONS Area

Infrastructure Area Area Size (sq km) % of Region Blackburn with Darwen 137 1.0 Blackpool 35 0.2 Burnley 111 0.8 Chorley 203 1.4 Fylde 166 1.2 Hyndburn 73 0.5 Lancaster 576 4.1 Pendle 169 1.2 Preston 142 1.0 Ribble Valley 583 4.1 Rossendale 138 1.0 South Ribble 113 0.8 West Lancashire 347 2.5 Wyre 283 2.0 Lancashire 3,075 21.8 North West 14,106 100.0 Source: Regional Trends 41 - June 2009, ONS

Population Density (people per sq km) 1,027 4,064 788 517 462 1,118 250 531 927 100 487 949 316 393 472 487

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There are 79,530 hectares of green belt land in Lancashire which equates to 4.9% of the overall area and in the Northwest there are 262,730 hectares which is 16.0%. Housing In February 2010 the average overall house price for the Lancashire County Council are was £117,462 up by 0.6% on the previous year, in Blackburn with Darwen it was £83,973, down by 3.1%, in Blackpool it was £92,865, down by 9.8%, and for the Northwest it was £121,842 which was an increase of 4.7% on the previous year. (Source: House Price Index March 2010, Land Registry) The average house price can often be distorted by a few very expensive property sales. Lower quartile house prices are an indication of the cheapest housing within an area. The lower quartile house price is often used as a ratio against lower quartile earnings to indicate the ability of those on the lowest incomes to afford the cheapest housing in an area Area

Lower Quartile Lower Quartile House Number of House Prices Price to Lower Quartile Households (£)1 Earnings Ratio2 (000s)3 Blackburn with Darwen 70,000 3.96 55 Blackpool 83,626 5.22 65 Burnley 52,000 3.07 37 Chorley 105,000 5.87 44 Fylde 125,000 5.69 34 Hyndburn 65,000 4.18 34 Lancaster 105,500 5.14 61 Pendle 55,000 3.87 37 Preston 94,838 4.89 55 Ribble Valley 135,000 7.61 24 Rossendale 79,950 4.90 28 South Ribble 112,996 6.22 45 West Lancashire 122,500 6.16 46 Wyre 115,000 7.03 48 1 2 Lancashire 95,000 5.00 613 North West 98,000 5.02 2,931 Sources: 1) Lower Quartile House Prices Quarter 4 2009, DCLG and excludes Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool, 2) Ratio of Lower Quartile House Price to Lower Quartile Earnings 2009, DCLG and excludes Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool and 3) Projections of Households 2006, DCLG The number of Lone Parent Households with Dependent Children in Lancashire was 1,715 compared with 8,562 across the Northwest. (Source: Census 2001)

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Transport The table below shows the average time it takes residents to travel to work:Area

Average travel to work time (minutes) Blackburn with Darwen 16 Blackpool 19 Burnley 17 Chorley 21 Fylde 17 Hyndburn 17 Lancaster 21 Pendle 19 Preston 16 Ribble Valley 16 Rossendale 24 South Ribble 20 West Lancashire 21 Wyre 17 Lancashire 18.6 North West 19.4 Source: Average Travel to Work Time 2002-2003, Labour Force Survey, Local Knowledge Regeneration Lancashire has 33 wards within Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Hyndburn and West Lancashire that are eligible for Tier Two Grants for Business Investment support and the remainder is eligible for Tier Three Grants for Business Investment support. The entire geographical area of the Northwest is eligible under the new Regional Competitiveness and Employment Objective between 1 January 2007 and 31 December 2013. Merseyside will have transitional status, until the end of 2010, with an allocation of transitional funding. There will be separate ERDF and ESF programmes in the region. The Local Authorities of Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle and Preston are eligible for the Working Neighbourhoods Fund. (Source: DCLG) Quality of Life Image Lancashire’s top 5 visitor attractions in 2008 were:Attraction Visitor Numbers Blackpool Zoo, Blackpool 337,000 Cuerden Valley Park Trust, Chorley 275,000 National Football Museum, Preston 102,000 Cedar Farm Galleries, Ormskirk 80,000 Towneley Hall Art Gallery & Museum, Burnley 75,000 Source: 2008 Annual Visitor Attractions Survey. Enjoy England Email: nwriu@nwda.co.uk Tel: 01925 400291 NWDA Research Team, Renaissance House, Warrington Website: www.nwriu.co.uk

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Deprivation Lancashire has 146 Super Output Areas that feature in the ten percent most deprived Super Output Areas in England and Lancashire has 244 in the most deprived 20 percent. (Source: Index of Multiple Deprivation 2007, DCLG) Crime The table below shows crime rates and perceptions of crime:-

Total Recorded Crime: rate per 1,000 population Burglaries (all): rate per 10,000 households Theft or unauthorised taking of a vehicle: rate per 10,000 population Theft from a vehicle: rate per 10,000 population Violence (all BCS): rate per 10,000 adults High level of perceived anti-social behaviour (%)3 Source: 2008/9 British Crime Survey, The Home Office

Lancashire (Police Force Area) 81 251 22 53 562 14

North West 91 343 30 75 508 18

Household Income The table below shows statistics for Gross Disposable Household Income (GDHI) which put simply is the amount of money individuals have for saving or spending, and includes wages, property and pension income, and social benefits, less rent and taxes on wealth. GDHI covers the income received by households and non-profit institutions serving households.

Gross Disposable Household Income Index (UK = 100) Gross Disposable Household Income per head (GDHI) (£) Average annual % change in GDHI per head Source: 2007 Regional Household Income, ONS p

Lancashire 87p £12,455p 1.8p

North West 91p £13,038p 2.0%p

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Interesting Facts Blackburn with Darwen Blackburn Rovers Football Club was formed by a group of public schoolboys in 1875. www.information-britain.co.uk

Source:

The mill towns of Blackburn and Burnley were the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century. Source:www.lancashireandblackpool.com Blackpool Blackpool Tower is 518 ft 9 inches tall and contains 2,493 tons of steel and 93 tons of cast iron and it takes 7 years to paint Blackpool Tower from top to bottom and the tower's lifts travel 3,500 miles every year. Source: www.attractionsblackpool.co.uk/ and :www.lancashireandblackpool.com

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Blackpool International Firework www.attractionsblackpool.co.uk/

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Squires Gate, now known as Blackpool International Airport, was the UK's first airport. www.lancashireandblackpool.com

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Blackpool's permanent electric street tramway was the world's first when it opened in 1885. Source: www.lancashireandblackpool.com The Pepsi Max roller coaster, which opened in1994 is the tallest in Europe at 235ft high and reaches 85 mph, making it also the fastest roller coaster in Europe. Source: www.lancashireandblackpool.com In 1879 Blackpool was the first town in the World to have electric street lighting, which started the illumination celebrations, after holidaymakers stood in awe of 8 arc lamps which was an experimental display described as artificial sunshine. Source: www.hotel365.co.uk/facts.htm Blackpool is the only town in the United Kingdom with three piers. Source: www.en.wikipedia.org/ Burnley Britain's shortest river is the Brun which runs through Burnley. Source: www.information-britain.co.uk Chorley James I stayed at Hoghton Tower in 1617 he so enjoyed his hosts hospitality that one night, over dinner, he drew his sword and knighted the beef "arise Sir Loin" he intoned so naming this particular cut. Source: www.information-britain.co.uk Fylde On the Lytham St Anne’s beach in May each year the British Sand Yacht Championships take place. Source: www.aboutbritain.com Lancaster Carnforth Station was the location in 1945 of the filming of the iconic movie 'Brief Encounter'. Source www.information-britain.co.uk Lancaster Castle is owned by Her Majesty the Queen, who is the 'Duke of Lancaster', and still has prisoners and a sitting court making it one of Europe’s longest serving operational prisons. Source: www.information-britain.co.uk and www.lancashireandblackpool.com Preston Preston is home to Europe’s largest bus station. Source www.information-britain.co.uk Preston is England's newest city. Source: www.lancashireandblackpool.com The Preston by-pass, opened 5 December 1958, became the first stretch of motorway in the UK and is now part of the M6 with a short section now forming part of the M55. Source: www.en.wikipedia.org/

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Ribble Valley The post office and craft shop in Chipping is the country's oldest continuously trading shop. A shop has been in existence here since the 1600s. Source: www.lancashireandblackpool.com Dunsop Bridge in the Ribble www.lancashireandblackpool.com

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Bashall Town, near Clitheroe, is England's smallest town. Source: www.lancashireandblackpool.com In 1652, whilst atop Pendle Hill, near Clitheroe, George Fox claimed to have received a visitation from God and, inspired by the view, Fox began to lay down the foundations of the Society of Friends or Quakers. Source www.information-britain.co.uk Rossendale Rawtenstall has Fitzpatricks Herbal Health, this is the last remaining functioning temperance bar (a bar that does not serve alcoholic beverages) in England that makes and sells its own non-alcoholic drinks, such as sarsaparilla, black beers, and blood tonic. Source: www.en.wikipedia.org/ Wyre Garstang was the world's first Fairtrade town. Source: www.lancashireandblackpool.com Famous people born in Lancashire include:Name James Hargreaves

Richard Arkwright

Sir Henry Tate

Samuel Ryder

Norman Haworth

Famous For Credited with inventing the Spinning Jennifer (shortened to Spinning Jenny in 1768) and was one of the most famous names of the Industrial Revolution in Britain. An entrepreneur credited with inventing the spinning frame (later renamed the water frame following the transition to water power) and built the world’s first water-powered cotton mill which was notably one of the catalysts for the industrial revolution A sugar merchant, noted for establishing the Tate gallery in London. After his death, Henry Tate & Sons merged with Abram Lyle & Sons to form Tate & Lyle An entrepreneur originated the idea of selling garden seeds in "penny packets" and later became an enthusiastic golfer and he sponsored the Ryder Cup, a competition first held in 1927 with a solid gold trophy for the biennial golf championship between the best of professional golfers in the USA and UK. Chemist who is best known for his groundbreaking work on ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and received the Nobel Prize for his work on the structure of vitamin C.

Where Born Oswaldtwistle, Hyndburn

When Born Circa 1720

Preston

3.1.1733

Chorley

11.3.1819

Preston

24.3.1858

Chorley

19.3.1883

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Name Dame Thora Hird

Famous For Actress who made her screen debut in 1940 followed by over 60 films and is best remembered for all her successful comedy roles. Eric Morecambe Originally John Eric Bartholomew who took his stage name from the seaside resort where he was born. A 6-time BAFTA award-winning comedian who together with Ernie Wise formed the double act Morecambe and Wise. Ian McKellen A stage and screen actor, the recipient of the Tony Award and 2 Oscar nominations and is best known for roles such as Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy Nick Park A 4 time Academy Award winning filmmaker of stop motion animation best known as the creator of Wallace and Gromit. He has also won 4 Oscars. Jane Horrocks Actress who has appeared in Absolutely Fabulous and films including Little Voice, Chicken Run and a musician, and singer who duetted with Robbie Williams on his album Swing When You’re Winning. Carl Fogarty World Superbike Champion Sources: www.information-britain.co.uk and www.en.wikipedia.org/

Where Born Morecambe, Lancaster

When Born 28.5.1911

Morecambe, Lancaster

14.5.1926

Burnley

25.5.1939

Preston

6.12.1958

Rawtenstall, Rossendale

18.1.1964

Blackburn

1.7.1965

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Data Sources  GVA £ million Source: 2007 from December 2008 ONS Regional Accounts  GVA per head £ Source: 2007 from December 2008 ONS Regional Accounts  Count of active enterprises Source: 2008 Count of Active Enterprises, Business Demography, ONS  Count of births of new enterprises Source: 2008 Count of Births of New Enterprises, Business Demography, ONS  Count of deaths of enterprises Source: 2008 Count of Deaths of Enterprises, Business Demography, ONS  % of companies in broad industry groups Source: Annual Business Inquiry 2008, ONS  Working age population qualification levels (%) Source: January – December 2008 Annual Population Survey from ONS  Number of primary, secondary and special schools Source: Schools, Pupils and Their Characteristics: January 2009, DCSF  Pupils at the end of Key Stage 4 achieving 5+ A*-C grades at GCSE and equivalents (%) Source: 2008/9 GCSE and Equivalent Results of pupils at the end of Key Stage 4 from the Department for Children, Schools and Families  Population (000s) Source: 2008 Mid Year Population Estimates from ONS  Population % under 16 Source: 2008 Mid Year Population Estimates from ONS  Population % of working age Source: 2008 Mid Year Population Estimates from ONS  Population % of pension age or over Source: 2008 Mid Year Population Estimates from ONS  Population change 1998-2008 Source: 1998 and 2008 Mid Year Population Estimates from ONS  Population density Source: 2008 taken from Regional Trends 41 from ONS  All ethnic groups as a % of population Source: Mid 2007 Population Estimates by Ethnic group (experimental statistics) from ONS Email: nwriu@nwda.co.uk Tel: 01925 400291 NWDA Research Team, Renaissance House, Warrington Website: www.nwriu.co.uk

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 National Insurance Number Registrations (number and % of Northwest total) Source: National Insurance Number Registrations September 2009 (cumulative from 1 January 2002) from DWP  Country with highest number of National Insurance Number Registrations and % of area total Source: National Insurance Number Registrations September 2009 (cumulative from 1 January 2002) from DWP  Migration inflow into the region, outflow from the region and balance (000’s) Source: Mid 2007 – mid 2008 Internal Migration within the United Kingdom from ONS  Economic activity rate (%) Source: July 2008-June 2009 Annual Population Survey from ONS  Population % of working age Source: July 2008-June 2009 Annual Population Survey from ONS  In employment (000’s and %) Source: July 2008-June 2009 Annual Population Survey from ONS  Employees (000’s and %) Source: July 2008-June 2009 Annual Population Survey from ONS  Self employed (000’s and %) Source: July 2008-June 2009 Annual Population Survey from ONS  Unemployment rate (%) Source: July 2008-June 2009 Annual Population Survey from ONS  Claimant count (000’s and % of working age population) Source: February 2010 Claimant Count with Rates and Proportions from ONS  Income Support claimant count (000’s and % of working age population) Source: August 2009 Income Support Claimants from DWP  Median gross weekly pay (£) Source: 2009 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) from ONS  Mortality Rate - number of deaths (Standardised Mortality Ratio) Source: 2008 Deaths by Local Authority Area of Usual Residence, Numbers and Standardised Mortality Ratios (SMRs) from ONS  Size of the region (Sq km) and % of overall total Source: 2008 taken from Regional Trends 41 from ONS  Population density Source: 2008 taken from Regional Trends 41 from ONS  Green belt land area % (000’s hectares) Source: 2008/9 Local Planning Authority Green Belt Statistics from the Department for Communities and Local Government Email: nwriu@nwda.co.uk Tel: 01925 400291 NWDA Research Team, Renaissance House, Warrington Website: www.nwriu.co.uk

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 Average overall house price (£) Source: February 2010 House Price Index from Land Registry  Average overall house price change 2009 - 2010 (%) Source: February 2010 House Price Index from Land Registry  Lower quartile house prices Source: Quarter 4 2009 Lower Quartile House Prices from the Department for Communities and Local Government  Lower quartile house price to lower quartile earnings ratio Source: 2009 Ratio of Lower Quartile House Price to Lower Quartile Earnings from the Department for Communities and Local Government  Number of households (000’s) Source: 2006 Projections of Households from the Department for Communities and Local Government  Number of lone parent households with dependent children and % of regional total Source: 2001 Census from ONS  Average travel to work time (minutes) Source: 2002 – 2003 Average Travel to Work Time from Local Knowledge (taken from the Labour Force Survey)  Number of wards eligible for Tier Two and Tier Three Grants for Business Investment support Source: The European Programme Team, Northwest Development Agency  Eligibility for Regional Competitiveness and Employment Objective Source: The European Programme Team, Northwest Development Agency  Eligibility for Working Neighbourhood Fund Source: Working Neighbourhood Fund (WNF) Revised Allocations from the Department for Communities and Local Government  Visitor attractions Source: 2008 Annual Visitor Attractions Survey. Enjoy England  Number of SOA’s in 10% most deprived Source: 2007 Indices of Multiple Deprivation from the Department for Communities and Local Government  Total recorded crime: rate per 1,000 population Source: 2008/9 British Crime Survey from The Home Office  Burglaries (all): rate per 10,000 households Source: 2008/9 British Crime Survey from The Home Office  Theft or unauthorised taking of a vehicle: rate per 10,000 population Source: 2008/9 British Crime Survey from The Home Office  Theft from a vehicle: rate per 10,000 population Source: 2008/9 British Crime Survey from The Home Office Email: nwriu@nwda.co.uk Tel: 01925 400291 NWDA Research Team, Renaissance House, Warrington Website: www.nwriu.co.uk

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 Violence (all BCS): rate per 10,000 adults Source: 2007/8 British Crime Survey from The Home Office  High level of perceived anti-social behaviour (%) Source: 2008/9 British Crime Survey from The Home Office  Gross disposable household income index (UK = 100) Source: 2007 Regional Household Income from ONS  Gross disposable household income per head (GDHI) (£) Source: 2007 Regional Household Income from ONS  Average annual % change in GDHI per head Source: 2006 – 2007 Regional Household Income from ONS  Interesting facts and famous people Source: www.information-britain.co.uk, www.en.wikipedia.org/, www.attractionsblackpool.co.uk/, www.lancashireandblackpool.com, www.hotel365.co.uk/facts.htm and www.aboutbritain.com

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