Socio-economic statistics for Brockley, Lewisham

Socio-economic statistics for Brockley, Lewisham
Socio-economic statistics for Brockley, Lewisham

If you are thinking of moving to Brockley 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 Brockley to figures for Lewisham and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Brockley is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Brockley 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.

GradeLewishamEngland
AB26.00%22.96%
C135.11%30.92%
C215.48%20.64%
DE23.40%25.49%

Brockley Age Distribution Statistics

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

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AgeLewishamEngland
Age 0 to 48%6.3%
Age 5 to 96%5.6%
Age 10 to145.5%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 2410%9.4%
Age 25 to 299.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4427.1%20.6%
Age 45 to 5917.3%19.4%
Age 60 to 643.5%6%
Age 65 to 744.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 843.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.2%2.3%
Mean Age34.639.3
Median Age3339

Brockley Education Statistics

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

QualificationLewishamEngland
No Qualifications17.7%22.5%
Level 111.1%13.3%
Level 212.5%15.2%
Apprenticeship1.4%3.6%
Level 310.8%12.4%
Level 438%27.4%
Other8.5%5.7%

Brockley General Health Statistics

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

HealthLewishamEngland
Very Good49.09%47.17%
Good34.02%34.22%
Fair11.70%13.12%
Bad3.90%4.25%
Very Bad1.29%1.25%

Brockley 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. Brockley is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.Brockley 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 Brockley 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 Brockley is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitLewishamEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)15.8%13.5%

Brockley rates 5/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Brockley Immigration Statistics

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

CountryLewishamEngland
United Kingdom66.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries7.6%3.7%
Outside the EU24.7%9.4%

Brockley Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Brockley has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Brockley 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

TenureLewishamEngland
Owned14.9%30.6%
Mortgage27.5%32.8%
Shared1.2%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)15.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)15.5%8.3%
Private Rented23%15.4%
Other1.3%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.3%


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



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