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

Fulham Education Statistics

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

QualificationHammersmith and FulhamEngland
No Qualifications12.8%22.5%
Level 17%13.3%
Level 28.3%15.2%
Apprenticeship1.2%3.6%
Level 310.7%12.4%
Level 449.6%27.4%
Other10.5%5.7%

Fulham Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureHammersmith and FulhamEngland
Owned15.9%30.6%
Mortgage18.1%32.8%
Shared1.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)15.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)15.4%8.3%
Private Rented30%15.4%
Other1.7%1.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.3%

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

GradeHammersmith and FulhamEngland
AB37.92%22.96%
C133.90%30.92%
C210.13%20.64%
DE18.05%25.49%

Fulham Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeHammersmith and FulhamEngland
Age 0 to 46.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.7%5.6%
Age 10 to144.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 172.4%3.7%
Age 18 to 2411.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 2914.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4429%20.6%
Age 45 to 5914.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 643.7%6%
Age 65 to 745%8.6%
Age 75 to 842.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.1%2.3%
Mean Age34.739.3
Median Age3239

Fulham Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitHammersmith and FulhamEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)12.6%13.5%

Fulham Immigration Statistics

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

CountryHammersmith and FulhamEngland
United Kingdom57.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland2.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries12.1%3.7%
Outside the EU28%9.4%

Fulham General Health Statistics

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

HealthHammersmith and FulhamEngland
Very Good56.46%47.17%
Good29.25%34.22%
Fair9.42%13.12%
Bad3.58%4.25%
Very Bad1.30%1.25%


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

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