Socio-economic statistics for Farnborough, Bromley

Socio-economic statistics for Farnborough, Bromley
Socio-economic statistics for Farnborough, Bromley

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

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

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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.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

Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.7%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.3%13.5%

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

Farnborough Immigration Statistics

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

United Kingdom85.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.1%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.5%3.7%
Outside the EU9.9%9.4%

Farnborough General Health Statistics

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

Very Good50.10%47.17%
Very Bad0.91%1.25%

Farnborough Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 46.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.8%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.8%6.9%
Age 30 to 4422%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 646%6%
Age 65 to 748.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 846%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.5%2.3%
Mean Age39.939.3
Median Age4039

Farnborough Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications17.9%22.5%
Level 113.6%13.3%
Level 216.1%15.2%
Level 311.5%12.4%
Level 433.1%27.4%

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


Farnborough Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Social Rented (Council)1.5%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.6%8.3%
Private Rented12.4%15.4%
Rent Free0.9%1.3%

What is the population of Farnborough and Bromley?

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

Biggin Hill9801
Bromley Common and Keston17080
Bromley Town20047
Chelsfield and Pratts Bottom14964
Clock House16714
Copers Cope17859
Cray Valley East16921
Cray Valley West17857
Crystal Palace14523
Farnborough and Crofton15203
Hayes and Coney Hall16216
Kelsey and Eden Park16575
Mottingham and Chislehurst North11090
Penge and Cator19164
Petts Wood and Knoll13774
Plaistow and Sundridge16309
West Wickham14846
Bromley Total332752

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

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