Socio-economic statistics for Lea (Lee), Waltham Forest

Socio-economic statistics for Lea (Lee), Waltham Forest
Socio-economic statistics for Lea (Lee), Waltham Forest

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

Lea (Lee) 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 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.

How grim is your Postcode?

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Lea (Lee) 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Lea (Lee) is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitWaltham ForestEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.5%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)14.6%13.5%

Lea (Lee) rates 8/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Lea (Lee) Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Lea (Lee) are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Lea (Lee) 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.

CountryWaltham ForestEngland
United Kingdom61.4%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.2%0.7%
Other EU Countries11.7%3.7%
Outside the EU25.8%9.4%

Lea (Lee) General Health Statistics

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

HealthWaltham ForestEngland
Very Good47.11%47.17%
Very Bad1.34%1.25%

Lea (Lee) 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.

GradeWaltham ForestEngland

Lea (Lee) Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Lea (Lee) as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Lea (Lee) is also older than the average, making Lea (Lee) a older persons location.

AgeWaltham ForestEngland
Age 0 to 48.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 2410.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 2910.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4425.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5916.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 643.8%6%
Age 65 to 745.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 843.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.4%2.3%
Mean Age34.439.3
Median Age3239

Lea (Lee) Education Statistics

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

QualificationWaltham ForestEngland
No Qualifications20.8%22.5%
Level 112.3%13.3%
Level 212.7%15.2%
Level 310%12.4%
Level 430%27.4%

Lea (Lee) Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureWaltham ForestEngland
Social Rented (Council)10.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)11.3%8.3%
Private Rented24.7%15.4%
Rent Free1%1.3%

What is the population of Lea (Lee) and Hackney?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Hackney including Lea (Lee). These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Cann Hall14259
Chapel End15396
Chingford Green10475
Grove Green15972
Hale End and Highams Park12671
Hatch Lane11610
High Street15038
Higham Hill15652
Hoe Street14509
Lea Bridge16583
William Morris14576
Wood Street14031
Hackney Total276940

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

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