If you are thinking of moving to Becontree 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 Becontree to figures for Barking and Dagenham and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Becontree is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Becontree Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Becontree as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Becontree is also older than the average, making Becontree a older persons location.
|Age||Barking and Dagenham||England|
|Age 0 to 4||10%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||7.7%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||6.9%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||4.2%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||9.6%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||8.1%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||23.4%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||16.1%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||3.7%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||5%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||3.8%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||1.6%||2.3%|
Becontree 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. Becontree has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
|Grade||Barking and Dagenham||England|
Becontree General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Becontree. The percentage of residents in Becontree rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average.
|Health||Barking and Dagenham||England|
Becontree Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Becontree and are from the UK Census of 2011. Becontree has a high level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.
|Qualification||Barking and Dagenham||England|
Becontree Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Becontree has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Becontree is an economically deprived area.
|Tenure||Barking and Dagenham||England|
|Social Rented (Council)||28.4%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||5.3%||8.3%|
Becontree 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 Becontree 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. Becontree is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.
These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Becontree 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.The rate of unemployment in Becontree is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in Becontree than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.
|Benefit||Barking and Dagenham||England|
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||5.4%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||3.3%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||19%||13.5%|
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019
Becontree Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Becontree are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Becontree 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.
|Country||Barking and Dagenham||England|
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.9%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||6.7%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||23.4%||9.4%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.