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

Isle of Dogs Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Isle of Dogs are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Isle of Dogs 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%

Isle of Dogs Education Statistics

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

Isle of Dogs General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Isle of Dogs. The percentage of residents in Isle of Dogs 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%

Isle of Dogs 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.

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

Isle of Dogs Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Isle of Dogs 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 Isle of Dogs 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%

Isle of Dogs Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Isle of Dogs as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Isle of Dogs is also older than the average, making Isle of Dogs 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

Isle of Dogs Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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


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

Do you live in Isle of Dogs? Let us know what you think in the comments below.


  • i woz ere

    The Isle of Dogs aint in Lewisham, it’s in Tower Hamlets.
    What’s it like? Tho I’ve spent some time there over the years i cant say I’m overly familiar with the place. I’ve not had any major problems when being there. The only incident there that i can remember, was when some bloke appeared to have a problem with the skin colour of my boss at the time. It passed without too much fuss, the bloke just ended up looking like a wally. He had some front tho, sometimes a good thing but not in this situation, cos he was quite abit older than us & he was alone, & he knocked at the door of the building we were working in to say his piece. I’m not sure what he hoped to achieve.
    Oh, be warned, if you enter the IOD via the underground roundabout near the Limehouse Link, you’ll come across aloada traffic lights jumbled together on a roundabout. Ignore the lights, it’s some sorta dangerously thought out sculpture. Appears to be another one on the roundabout outside MDs. I simply dont know why either exsists.
    There’s an Asda on the IOD, & the DLR will take you to a number of places.
    There’s also a foot tunnel to Greenwich.
    So, the IOD, not a warzone to my knowledge, most of the time anyhow, but all the same, proceed with caution.