Socio-economic statistics for Islington,

Socio-economic statistics for Islington,
Socio-economic statistics for Islington,

Socio-economic statistics for Islington,

Statistics

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

Islington Immigration Statistics

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

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

Islington Education Statistics

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

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QualificationIslingtonEngland
No Qualifications17%22.5%
Level 18%13.3%
Level 28.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship1%3.6%
Level 39.8%12.4%
Level 448.1%27.4%
Other7.8%5.7%

Islington General Health Statistics

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

HealthIslingtonEngland
Very Good51.61%47.17%
Good30.75%34.22%
Fair11.21%13.12%
Bad4.74%4.25%
Very Bad1.68%1.25%

Islington 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 Islington 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. Islington is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.Islington 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 Islington 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 Islington is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitIslingtonEngland
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%

Islington rates 7/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Islington Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureIslingtonEngland
Owned11.3%30.6%
Mortgage17.1%32.8%
Shared1.3%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)26.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)15.3%8.3%
Private Rented25.6%15.4%
Other1.3%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%

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

GradeIslingtonEngland
AB35.39%22.96%
C133.15%30.92%
C29.97%20.64%
DE21.48%25.49%

Islington Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeIslingtonEngland
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



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

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