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

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

GradeRedbridgeEngland
AB28.07%22.96%
C133.29%30.92%
C215.89%20.64%
DE22.75%25.49%

Ilford Education Statistics

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

QualificationRedbridgeEngland
No Qualifications18.5%22.5%
Level 112.2%13.3%
Level 213.1%15.2%
Apprenticeship1.7%3.6%
Level 310.3%12.4%
Level 433.9%27.4%
Other10.3%5.7%

Ilford Immigration Statistics

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

CountryRedbridgeEngland
United Kingdom63.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.1%0.7%
Other EU Countries5.4%3.7%
Outside the EU30.5%9.4%

Ilford General Health Statistics

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

HealthRedbridgeEngland
Very Good48.12%47.17%
Good34.98%34.22%
Fair12.00%13.12%
Bad3.76%4.25%
Very Bad1.15%1.25%

Ilford Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureRedbridgeEngland
Owned28.2%30.6%
Mortgage35.4%32.8%
Shared1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)6.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.1%8.3%
Private Rented21.6%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

Ilford Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeRedbridgeEngland
Age 0 to 47.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.7%5.6%
Age 10 to146.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 298.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4423%20.6%
Age 45 to 5917.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 644.5%6%
Age 65 to 746%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.1%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.8%2.3%
Mean Age35.639.3
Median Age3439

Ilford Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Ilford 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Ilford than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitRedbridgeEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.6%13.5%


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

Do you live in Ilford? Let us know what you think in the comments below.




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  • i woz ere

    No comments yet, hmm.
    Ilford can be dangerous, in places at times. Murder is not unheard of.
    The shops, on the whole I’ve been disappointed, tho I’m no shopping guru, & if it’s got what you like then good.
    Transport, buses galore including East London Transit. There’s a station that will soon be Crossrail. To the north is the Central Line station at Gants Hill, to the south is the District Line station at Barking.
    Redbridge London Borough has an above average standard of living, according to some study a while back. That might be the case, but there are still pockets of deprivation in the ilford area.
    Valentines Park is abit of a treat, well worth a visit.
    All in all, ilford aint a terrible place, but it’s important to be cautious.