Lee (Lea), Waltham Forest

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) 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 more than the national average.

Very Good52.15%47.17%
Very Bad1.67%1.25%

Lee (Lea) 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. Lee (Lea) is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.Lee (Lea) is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

How grim is your Postcode?

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Lee (Lea) 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 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.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)16.8%13.5%

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

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.

Age 0 to 47.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.2%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.2%3.7%
Age 18 to 2411%9.4%
Age 25 to 2913.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4427.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5914.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 643%6%
Age 65 to 743.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 842.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over0.8%2.3%
Mean Age32.439.3
Median Age3039

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.

United Kingdom60.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries9%3.7%
Outside the EU28.4%9.4%

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.

No Qualifications19.6%22.5%
Level 19%13.3%
Level 210%15.2%
Level 39.3%12.4%
Level 441.8%27.4%

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.


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

Social Rented (Council)23.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)19.9%8.3%
Private Rented27.6%15.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

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

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

De Beauvoir10325
Hackney Central14305
Hackney Downs14120
Hackney Wick12976
Hoxton East & Shoreditch14216
Hoxton West17228
King's Park12644
Lea Bridge15900
London Fields13385
Stamford Hill West11404
Stoke Newington14015
Woodberry Down11090
Hackney Total280941

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

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