Socio-economic statistics for Lambeth,

Socio-economic statistics for Lambeth,
Socio-economic statistics for Lambeth,

Socio-economic statistics for Lambeth,

Statistics

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

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

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Lambeth 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Lambeth than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitWestminsterEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.7%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)12.1%13.5%

Lambeth Education Statistics

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

QualificationWestminsterEngland
No Qualifications12.8%22.5%
Level 16.6%13.3%
Level 27.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship0.8%3.6%
Level 39.2%12.4%
Level 450.3%27.4%
Other12.6%5.7%

Lambeth General Health Statistics

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

HealthWestminsterEngland
Very Good54.15%47.17%
Good29.99%34.22%
Fair10.04%13.12%
Bad4.22%4.25%
Very Bad1.59%1.25%

Lambeth Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureWestminsterEngland
Owned17.7%30.6%
Mortgage12.9%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)11.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)14%8.3%
Private Rented37.6%15.4%
Other2.1%1.4%
Rent Free3.1%1.3%

Lambeth Immigration Statistics

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

CountryWestminsterEngland
United Kingdom46.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries14.2%3.7%
Outside the EU37.4%9.4%

Lambeth Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeWestminsterEngland
Age 0 to 45.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.5%5.6%
Age 10 to143.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 172.2%3.7%
Age 18 to 2410.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 2912.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4429.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5916.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 644.2%6%
Age 65 to 746%8.6%
Age 75 to 843.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.4%2.3%
Mean Age36.739.3
Median Age3439

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

GradeWestminsterEngland
AB41.62%22.96%
C132.49%30.92%
C27.26%20.64%
DE18.63%25.49%


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

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