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

Harlesden Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitEalingEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)12.5%13.5%

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

GradeEalingEngland
AB28.07%22.96%
C130.46%30.92%
C217.65%20.64%
DE23.83%25.49%

Harlesden Education Statistics

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

QualificationEalingEngland
No Qualifications16.5%22.5%
Level 19.9%13.3%
Level 210.5%15.2%
Apprenticeship1.4%3.6%
Level 39.6%12.4%
Level 437%27.4%
Other15.1%5.7%

Harlesden Immigration Statistics

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

CountryEalingEngland
United Kingdom51.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland2.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries11.9%3.7%
Outside the EU34%9.4%

Harlesden Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeEalingEngland
Age 0 to 47.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 96%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 2910%6.9%
Age 30 to 4425.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5917.3%19.4%
Age 60 to 644.2%6%
Age 65 to 745.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 843.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.4%2.3%
Mean Age35.439.3
Median Age3339

Harlesden General Health Statistics

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

HealthEalingEngland
Very Good49.16%47.17%
Good34.48%34.22%
Fair11.35%13.12%
Bad3.79%4.25%
Very Bad1.22%1.25%

Harlesden Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureEalingEngland
Owned22.9%30.6%
Mortgage28.2%32.8%
Shared1.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)10.5%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.6%8.3%
Private Rented26.4%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.3%


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

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