Socio-economic statistics for Battersea, Wandsworth
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If you are thinking of moving to Battersea 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 Battersea to figures for Wandsworth and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Battersea is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Battersea Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Battersea and are from the UK Census of 2011. Battersea 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. Battersea also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Battersea are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationWandsworthEngland
No Qualifications11.6%22.5%
Level 16.6%13.3%
Level 28.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship1%3.6%
Level 310%12.4%
Level 453.6%27.4%
Other8.9%5.7%

Battersea 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. Battersea has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeWandsworthEngland
AB43.29%22.96%
C131.97%30.92%
C29.90%20.64%
DE14.84%25.49%

Battersea Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Battersea come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Battersea than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitWandsworthEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.7%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.4%13.5%

Battersea Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Battersea are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Battersea 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.

CountryWandsworthEngland
United Kingdom64.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.9%0.7%
Other EU Countries9.6%3.7%
Outside the EU23.9%9.4%

Battersea Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeWandsworthEngland
Age 0 to 47.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.7%5.6%
Age 10 to144.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 172.2%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 2915.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4430.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5914.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 643.5%6%
Age 65 to 744.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 842.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.2%2.3%
Mean Age34.539.3
Median Age3239

Battersea General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Battersea. The percentage of residents in Battersea rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Battersea rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Battersea is generally better than in the average person in England.

HealthWandsworthEngland
Very Good57.39%47.17%
Good29.95%34.22%
Fair8.89%13.12%
Bad2.85%4.25%
Very Bad0.92%1.25%

Battersea Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Battersea has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Battersea is an economically deprived area.

TenureWandsworthEngland
Owned18.4%30.6%
Mortgage27.1%32.8%
Shared1.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)12.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.5%8.3%
Private Rented30%15.4%
Other1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.3%


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

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