Socio-economic statistics for Forest Gate, Newham
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If you are thinking of moving to Forest Gate 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 Forest Gate to figures for Newham and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Forest Gate is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Forest Gate Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Forest Gate come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area. The rate of unemployment in Forest Gate is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitNewhamEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)15%13.5%

Forest Gate Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Forest Gate has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Forest Gate is an economically deprived area.Since all home ownership is lower than the national average and all rented accommodation levels are higher than the national average, this also suggests an area of economic deprivation

TenureNewhamEngland
Owned12.8%30.6%
Mortgage20.5%32.8%
Shared1.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)18.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)11.3%8.3%
Private Rented32.6%15.4%
Other1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

Forest Gate Immigration Statistics

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

CountryNewhamEngland
United Kingdom46.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries10.7%3.7%
Outside the EU42.4%9.4%

Forest Gate Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeNewhamEngland
Age 0 to 48.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.8%5.6%
Age 10 to146.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 2413.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 2913.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4424.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5914%19.4%
Age 60 to 642.8%6%
Age 65 to 743.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 842.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over0.7%2.3%
Mean Age31.339.3
Median Age2939

Forest Gate Education Statistics

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

QualificationNewhamEngland
No Qualifications20.6%22.5%
Level 111.4%13.3%
Level 211.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship1%3.6%
Level 39.9%12.4%
Level 430.1%27.4%
Other15.7%5.7%

Forest Gate 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. Forest Gate has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeNewhamEngland
AB16.54%22.96%
C129.88%30.92%
C218.47%20.64%
DE35.10%25.49%

Forest Gate General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Forest Gate. The percentage of residents in Forest Gate rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average.

HealthNewhamEngland
Very Good48.47%47.17%
Good34.60%34.22%
Fair11.31%13.12%
Bad4.14%4.25%
Very Bad1.48%1.25%


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

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