The Lancashire-14 area had 45,837 lone parent households on the day of the census: March 27th 2011. In comparison to the England and Wales average, Lancashire-14 had slightly higher percentages of households in part-time and full-time employment than the national average, but this still left 36% of lone parent households in the Lancashire-14 area that were not in employment.
Burnley, Pendle, Preston, Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool were the Lancashire authorities with over 40% of lone parents not in employment. The percentage of lone parents in full-time employment was particularly high in Ribble Valley (42.7%) and was also well above the national average of 26% in Chorley (34%) and South Ribble (36%).
The Lancashire-14 area does have a higher percentage of male lone parent households (11.5%) than the national average, but it still left 88.5% of lone parent households headed by a female. Burnley was the only Lancashire authority with over 90% of lone parent households headed by a female, whilst Chorley, Ribble Valley and South Ribble had over 13% of lone parent households headed by a male.
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We have published interactive maps of the small area (ward data) in Lancashire. The figures are available for males, females, total, and also split by numbers, percentages, full-time, part-time and not in employment. The percentages were calculated by using total lone-parent households as the denominator.
Last updated January 2013