Socio-economic statistics for Catford, Lewisham

Socio-economic statistics for Catford, Lewisham
Socio-economic statistics for Catford, Lewisham

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

Catford Immigration Statistics

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

Catford 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. Catford is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.Catford is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

How grim is your Postcode?

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Catford 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Catford 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%

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

Catford Age Distribution Statistics

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

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

Catford General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Catford. The percentage of residents in Catford 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%

Catford Education Statistics

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

Catford Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Catford 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%

What is the population of Catford and Lewisham?

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

WardPopulation
Bellingham16127
Blackheath15312
Brockley18810
Catford South16126
Crofton Park15539
Downham15679
Evelyn20851
Forest Hill16314
Grove Park15326
Ladywell14735
Lee Green16080
Lewisham Central23125
New Cross17635
Perry Vale16512
Rushey Green17006
Sydenham16779
Telegraph Hill17471
Whitefoot15882
Lewisham Total305309



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


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