Socio-economic statistics for Little Heath, Redbridge

Socio-economic statistics for Little Heath, Redbridge
Socio-economic statistics for Little Heath, Redbridge

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

Little Heath 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 Little Heath 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.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 Little Heath than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitRedbridgeEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.2%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.6%13.5%

Little Heath rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Little Heath Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeRedbridgeEngland
Age 0 to 47.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.7%5.6%
Age 10 to146.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 298.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4423%20.6%
Age 45 to 5917.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 644.5%6%
Age 65 to 746%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.1%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.8%2.3%
Mean Age35.639.3
Median Age3439

Little Heath General Health Statistics

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

HealthRedbridgeEngland
Very Good48.12%47.17%
Good34.98%34.22%
Fair12.00%13.12%
Bad3.76%4.25%
Very Bad1.15%1.25%

Little Heath Immigration Statistics

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

CountryRedbridgeEngland
United Kingdom63.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.1%0.7%
Other EU Countries5.4%3.7%
Outside the EU30.5%9.4%

Little Heath Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureRedbridgeEngland
Owned28.2%30.6%
Mortgage35.4%32.8%
Shared1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)6.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.1%8.3%
Private Rented21.6%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

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

GradeRedbridgeEngland
AB28.07%22.96%
C133.29%30.92%
C215.89%20.64%
DE22.75%25.49%

Little Heath Education Statistics

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

QualificationRedbridgeEngland
No Qualifications18.5%22.5%
Level 112.2%13.3%
Level 213.1%15.2%
Apprenticeship1.7%3.6%
Level 310.3%12.4%
Level 433.9%27.4%
Other10.3%5.7%

What is the population of Little Heath and Redbridge?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Redbridge including Little Heath. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

WardPopulation
Aldborough14958
Barkingside15085
Bridge13345
Chadwell16304
Churchfields15704
Clayhall13911
Clementswood15102
Cranbrook13419
Fairlop13884
Fullwell14567
Goodmayes15179
Hainault14515
Ilford Town11797
Loxford15554
Mayfield15124
Monkhams9074
Newbury13705
Seven Kings14926
South Woodford13272
Valentines15572
Wanstead Park7965
Wanstead Village12696
Redbridge Total305658



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


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