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

Highbury Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Social Rented (Council)26.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)15.3%8.3%
Private Rented25.6%15.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%

Highbury Immigration Statistics

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

United Kingdom64.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland2.8%0.7%
Other EU Countries9.4%3.7%
Outside the EU23.3%9.4%

Highbury Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 46%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.7%5.6%
Age 10 to144.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 172.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 2412.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 2914.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4427.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5915.3%19.4%
Age 60 to 643.5%6%
Age 65 to 744.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 842.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over1%2.3%
Mean Age34.539.3
Median Age3139

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


Highbury Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications17%22.5%
Level 18%13.3%
Level 28.4%15.2%
Level 39.8%12.4%
Level 448.1%27.4%

Highbury Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)16.1%13.5%

Highbury General Health Statistics

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

Very Good51.61%47.17%
Very Bad1.68%1.25%

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

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