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

Lee (Lea) Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Lee (Lea) 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 Lee (Lea) 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%

Lee (Lea) Immigration Statistics

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

Lee (Lea) Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Lee (Lea) has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Lee (Lea) 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
Owned20%30.6%
Mortgage29.9%32.8%
Shared1.1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)10.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)11.3%8.3%
Private Rented24.7%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.3%

Lee (Lea) Age Distribution Statistics

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

Lee (Lea) 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
AB20.77%22.96%
C133.15%30.92%
C219.03%20.64%
DE27.05%25.49%

Lee (Lea) Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Lee (Lea) and are from the UK Census of 2011. Lee (Lea) 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. Lee (Lea) also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Lee (Lea) 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%
Apprenticeship1.7%3.6%
Level 310%12.4%
Level 430%27.4%
Other12.5%5.7%

Lee (Lea) General Health Statistics

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

HealthWaltham ForestEngland
Very Good47.11%47.17%
Good35.61%34.22%
Fair12.06%13.12%
Bad3.89%4.25%
Very Bad1.34%1.25%


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

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