Socio-economic statistics for High Barnet, Barnet

Socio-economic statistics for High Barnet, Barnet
Socio-economic statistics for High Barnet, Barnet

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

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

GradeBarnetEngland
AB33.18%22.96%
C132.80%30.92%
C214.37%20.64%
DE19.64%25.49%

High Barnet Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment figures as a percentage of the working population and has no further plans to do so. They do however publish the number of Universal Credit claimants in every local district council. We have taken the LDC that includes and compared it to the nearest councils. Please be aware that Universal Credit is a in and out of work benefit. Therefore these figures are an indicator of BOTH unemployment and underemployment.

How grim is your Postcode?

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in High Barnet are dated . They are the last published statistics of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in High Barnet than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitBarnetEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.3%13.5%

High Barnet rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

High Barnet Education Statistics

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

QualificationBarnetEngland
No Qualifications15.5%22.5%
Level 19.7%13.3%
Level 212.1%15.2%
Apprenticeship1.3%3.6%
Level 310.2%12.4%
Level 440.3%27.4%
Other10.9%5.7%

High Barnet Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureBarnetEngland
Owned28%30.6%
Mortgage29.6%32.8%
Shared0.9%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)8.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.6%8.3%
Private Rented24.4%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.3%

High Barnet General Health Statistics

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

HealthBarnetEngland
Very Good51.48%47.17%
Good32.97%34.22%
Fair10.99%13.12%
Bad3.42%4.25%
Very Bad1.14%1.25%

High Barnet Immigration Statistics

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

CountryBarnetEngland
United Kingdom61.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries10.4%3.7%
Outside the EU26.7%9.4%

High Barnet Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeBarnetEngland
Age 0 to 47.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.3%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 298.8%6.9%
Age 30 to 4423.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5917.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 644.7%6%
Age 65 to 746.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.1%2.3%
Mean Age36.839.3
Median Age3539

What is the population of High Barnet and Barnet?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Barnet including High Barnet. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

WardPopulation
Brunswick Park16688
Burnt Oak19808
Childs Hill22699
Colindale27232
Coppetts18850
East Barnet17480
East Finchley17572
Edgware19013
Finchley Church End17842
Garden Suburb16915
Golders Green21520
Hale18763
Hendon19613
High Barnet16523
Mill Hill20735
Oakleigh17138
Totteridge16611
Underhill16358
West Finchley18370
West Hendon19700
Woodhouse19577
Barnet Total399007



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


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