Socio-economic statistics for Erith, Bexley

Socio-economic statistics for Erith, Bexley
Socio-economic statistics for Erith, Bexley

Socio-economic statistics for Erith, Bexley

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

Erith 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 Erith 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.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Erith 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.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 Erith than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

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BenefitBexleyEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.9%13.5%

Erith 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.

GradeBexleyEngland
AB19.10%22.96%
C136.72%30.92%
C222.75%20.64%
DE21.43%25.49%

Erith Immigration Statistics

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

CountryBexleyEngland
United Kingdom85.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.9%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.6%3.7%
Outside the EU10.6%9.4%

Erith General Health Statistics

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

HealthBexleyEngland
Very Good47.98%47.17%
Good34.68%34.22%
Fair12.51%13.12%
Bad3.74%4.25%
Very Bad1.09%1.25%

Erith Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Erith has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Erith is a relatively affluent area.

TenureBexleyEngland
Owned32.5%30.6%
Mortgage40%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.6%8.3%
Private Rented10.5%15.4%
Other0.9%1.4%
Rent Free0.8%1.3%

Erith Age Distribution Statistics

AgeBexleyEngland
Age 0 to 46.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.1%5.6%
Age 10 to146.5%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.2%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.9%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.5%6%
Age 65 to 748.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.3%
Mean Age38.839.3
Median Age3939

Erith Education Statistics

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

QualificationBexleyEngland
No Qualifications23%22.5%
Level 116.8%13.3%
Level 217.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.8%3.6%
Level 311.6%12.4%
Level 421.8%27.4%
Other5.4%5.7%



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


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