Socio-economic statistics for Croydon,

Socio-economic statistics for Croydon,
Socio-economic statistics for Croydon,

Socio-economic statistics for Croydon,

Statistics

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

Croydon 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.

GradeCroydonEngland
AB24.08%22.96%
C135.93%30.92%
C217.84%20.64%
DE22.15%25.49%

Croydon Immigration Statistics

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

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CountryCroydonEngland
United Kingdom70.4%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.1%0.7%
Other EU Countries5.1%3.7%
Outside the EU23.4%9.4%

Croydon 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 Croydon 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. Croydon 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 Croydon 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Croydon is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitCroydonEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)13.7%13.5%

Croydon Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureCroydonEngland
Owned24.1%30.6%
Mortgage34.7%32.8%
Shared1.3%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)9.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.9%8.3%
Private Rented19.8%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

Croydon Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Croydon and are from the UK Census of 2011.

QualificationCroydonEngland
No Qualifications17.6%22.5%
Level 113.8%13.3%
Level 215.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship2.1%3.6%
Level 311.4%12.4%
Level 431.8%27.4%
Other8%5.7%

Croydon Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeCroydonEngland
Age 0 to 47.7%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.4%5.6%
Age 10 to146.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.1%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.9%9.4%
Age 25 to 297.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4422.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 644.7%6%
Age 65 to 746.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.7%2.3%
Mean Age36.439.3
Median Age3539

Croydon General Health Statistics

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

HealthCroydonEngland
Very Good48.04%47.17%
Good35.40%34.22%
Fair11.96%13.12%
Bad3.50%4.25%
Very Bad1.09%1.25%


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

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