Socio-economic statistics for Hither Green, Lewisham

Socio-economic statistics for Hither Green, Lewisham
Socio-economic statistics for Hither Green, Lewisham

Socio-economic statistics for Hither Green, Lewisham

Statistics

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

Hither Green Immigration Statistics

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

CountryLewishamEngland
United Kingdom66.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries7.6%3.7%
Outside the EU24.7%9.4%

Hither Green 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.

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GradeLewishamEngland
AB26.00%22.96%
C135.11%30.92%
C215.48%20.64%
DE23.40%25.49%

Hither Green Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeLewishamEngland
Age 0 to 48%6.3%
Age 5 to 96%5.6%
Age 10 to145.5%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 2410%9.4%
Age 25 to 299.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4427.1%20.6%
Age 45 to 5917.3%19.4%
Age 60 to 643.5%6%
Age 65 to 744.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 843.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.2%2.3%
Mean Age34.639.3
Median Age3339

Hither Green Education Statistics

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

QualificationLewishamEngland
No Qualifications17.7%22.5%
Level 111.1%13.3%
Level 212.5%15.2%
Apprenticeship1.4%3.6%
Level 310.8%12.4%
Level 438%27.4%
Other8.5%5.7%

Hither Green Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureLewishamEngland
Owned14.9%30.6%
Mortgage27.5%32.8%
Shared1.2%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)15.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)15.5%8.3%
Private Rented23%15.4%
Other1.3%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.3%

Hither Green 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 Hither Green 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. Hither Green is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.Hither Green is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

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

BenefitLewishamEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)15.8%13.5%

Hither Green rates 8/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Hither Green General Health Statistics

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

HealthLewishamEngland
Very Good49.09%47.17%
Good34.02%34.22%
Fair11.70%13.12%
Bad3.90%4.25%
Very Bad1.29%1.25%


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

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