Cottenham Park, Kingston Upon Thames

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

Cottenham Park 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.

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Cottenham Park 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Cottenham Park than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitMertonEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.3%13.5%

Cottenham Park rates 2/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Cottenham Park Education Statistics

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

QualificationMertonEngland
No Qualifications15.2%22.5%
Level 19.9%13.3%
Level 211.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship1.7%3.6%
Level 39.9%12.4%
Level 441.1%27.4%
Other10.6%5.7%

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

GradeMertonEngland
AB34.96%22.96%
C131.87%30.92%
C215.48%20.64%
DE17.70%25.49%

Cottenham Park Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeMertonEngland
Age 0 to 47.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.7%5.6%
Age 10 to145.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.3%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 2910%6.9%
Age 30 to 4426.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5917.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 644.4%6%
Age 65 to 745.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 844%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.7%2.3%
Mean Age36.339.3
Median Age3439

Cottenham Park Immigration Statistics

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

CountryMertonEngland
United Kingdom62.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries9.4%3.7%
Outside the EU26.9%9.4%

Cottenham Park Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureMertonEngland
Owned25.6%30.6%
Mortgage33.7%32.8%
Shared0.9%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)3.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.4%8.3%
Private Rented23.5%15.4%
Other1.3%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.3%

Cottenham Park General Health Statistics

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

HealthMertonEngland
Very Good52.03%47.17%
Good33.60%34.22%
Fair10.53%13.12%
Bad2.97%4.25%
Very Bad0.88%1.25%


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


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