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

Forest Hill General Health Statistics

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

HealthLewishamEngland
Very Good49.09%47.17%
Good34.02%34.22%
Fair11.70%13.12%
Bad3.90%4.25%
Very Bad1.29%1.25%

Forest Hill Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeLewishamEngland
Age 0 to 48%6.3%
Age 5 to 96%5.6%
Age 10 to145.5%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 2410%9.4%
Age 25 to 299.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4427.1%20.6%
Age 45 to 5917.3%19.4%
Age 60 to 643.5%6%
Age 65 to 744.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 843.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.2%2.3%
Mean Age34.639.3
Median Age3339

Forest Hill 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.

GradeLewishamEngland
AB26.00%22.96%
C135.11%30.92%
C215.48%20.64%
DE23.40%25.49%

Forest Hill Immigration Statistics

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

CountryLewishamEngland
United Kingdom66.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries7.6%3.7%
Outside the EU24.7%9.4%

Forest Hill Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Forest Hill has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Forest Hill 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

TenureLewishamEngland
Owned14.9%30.6%
Mortgage27.5%32.8%
Shared1.2%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)15.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)15.5%8.3%
Private Rented23%15.4%
Other1.3%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.3%

Forest Hill Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Forest Hill 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 Hill is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitLewishamEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)15.8%13.5%

Forest Hill Education Statistics

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

QualificationLewishamEngland
No Qualifications17.7%22.5%
Level 111.1%13.3%
Level 212.5%15.2%
Apprenticeship1.4%3.6%
Level 310.8%12.4%
Level 438%27.4%
Other8.5%5.7%



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

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