Socio-economic statistics for Finchley, Barnet

Socio-economic statistics for Finchley, Barnet
Socio-economic statistics for Finchley, Barnet

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

Finchley 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 Finchley 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.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 Finchley than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.3%13.5%

Finchley rates 3/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Finchley Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 47.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.3%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 298.8%6.9%
Age 30 to 4423.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5917.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 644.7%6%
Age 65 to 746.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.1%2.3%
Mean Age36.839.3
Median Age3539

Finchley Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Finchley has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Finchley is an economically deprived area.

Social Rented (Council)8.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.6%8.3%
Private Rented24.4%15.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.3%

Finchley Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications15.5%22.5%
Level 19.7%13.3%
Level 212.1%15.2%
Level 310.2%12.4%
Level 440.3%27.4%

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


Finchley General Health Statistics

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

Very Good51.48%47.17%
Very Bad1.14%1.25%

Finchley Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Finchley are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Finchley 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 Kingdom61.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries10.4%3.7%
Outside the EU26.7%9.4%

What is the population of Finchley and Barnet?

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

Brunswick Park16688
Burnt Oak19808
Childs Hill22699
East Barnet17480
East Finchley17572
Finchley Church End17842
Garden Suburb16915
Golders Green21520
High Barnet16523
Mill Hill20735
West Finchley18370
West Hendon19700
Barnet Total399007

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

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