Socio-economic statistics for Barnsbury, Camden

Socio-economic statistics for Barnsbury, Camden
Socio-economic statistics for Barnsbury, Camden

If you are thinking of moving to Barnsbury or just want to know a what the area is like, the statistics on this page should give you a good introduction. They cover a range of socio-economic factors so you can compare Barnsbury to figures for Camden and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Barnsbury is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Barnsbury Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Barnsbury has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Barnsbury is an economically deprived area.Since all home ownership is lower than the national average and all rented accommodation levels are higher than the national average, this also suggests an area of economic deprivation

Social Rented (Council)23%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.1%8.3%
Private Rented30.5%15.4%
Rent Free1.8%1.3%

Barnsbury Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Barnsbury and are from the UK Census of 2011. Barnsbury has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Barnsbury also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Barnsbury are better educated than the average England citizen.

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No Qualifications12.7%22.5%
Level 16.8%13.3%
Level 27.8%15.2%
Level 312.1%12.4%
Level 450.5%27.4%

Barnsbury Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Barnsbury are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Barnsbury has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.

United Kingdom57.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland2.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries10.6%3.7%
Outside the EU29.5%9.4%

Barnsbury Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment figures as a percentage of the working population and has no further plans to do so. They do however publish the number of Universal Credit claimants in every local district council. We have taken the LDC that includes and compared it to the nearest councils. Please be aware that Universal Credit is a in and out of work benefit. Therefore these figures are an indicator of BOTH unemployment and underemployment. Barnsbury is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.Barnsbury is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Barnsbury are dated . They are the last published statistics of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)12.9%13.5%

Barnsbury rates 7/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Barnsbury General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Barnsbury. The percentage of residents in Barnsbury rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average.

Very Good53.41%47.17%
Very Bad1.44%1.25%

Barnsbury Social Grade & Occcupation Statistics

Social grade is a classification based on occupation and it enables a household and all its members to be classified according to the job of the main income earner. Barnsbury has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.


Barnsbury Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Barnsbury as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Barnsbury is also older than the average, making Barnsbury a older persons location.

Age 0 to 46%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.6%
Age 10 to144.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 172.4%3.7%
Age 18 to 2413.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 2911.8%6.9%
Age 30 to 4427%20.6%
Age 45 to 5915.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 644.2%6%
Age 65 to 745.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 843.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.4%2.3%
Mean Age35.739.3
Median Age3339

What is the population of Barnsbury and Camden?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Camden including Barnsbury. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Camden Town with Primrose Hill14973
Fortune Green14827
Frognal and Fitzjohns16663
Gospel Oak13662
Hampstead Town14410
Holborn and Covent Garden16474
Kentish Town16362
King's Cross15137
Regent's Park16116
St Pancras and Somers Town19745
Swiss Cottage17337
West Hampstead16156
Camden Total279516

Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.

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