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

Greenwich Immigration Statistics

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

CountryGreenwichEngland
United Kingdom69%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries6.2%3.7%
Outside the EU23.5%9.4%

Greenwich Education Statistics

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

QualificationGreenwichEngland
No Qualifications20.6%22.5%
Level 112%13.3%
Level 213.1%15.2%
Apprenticeship1.9%3.6%
Level 310.7%12.4%
Level 433.2%27.4%
Other8.5%5.7%

Greenwich Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureGreenwichEngland
Owned16.4%30.6%
Mortgage26.9%32.8%
Shared1.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)22.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)11.7%8.3%
Private Rented18.5%15.4%
Other1.3%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

Greenwich Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeGreenwichEngland
Age 0 to 48.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 2410.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 298.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4425.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5916.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 644%6%
Age 65 to 745.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 843.4%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.5%2.3%
Mean Age34.639.3
Median Age3339

Greenwich 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.

GradeGreenwichEngland
AB24.70%22.96%
C131.67%30.92%
C217.91%20.64%
DE25.71%25.49%

Greenwich Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitGreenwichEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)15.2%13.5%

Greenwich General Health Statistics

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

HealthGreenwichEngland
Very Good50.14%47.17%
Good32.95%34.22%
Fair11.54%13.12%
Bad4.09%4.25%
Very Bad1.27%1.25%


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

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