Socio-economic statistics for Locksbottom, Bromley

Socio-economic statistics for Locksbottom, Bromley
Socio-economic statistics for Locksbottom, Bromley

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

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

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Locksbottom 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.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 Locksbottom than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.7%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.3%13.5%

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

Locksbottom Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Locksbottom and are from the UK Census of 2011.

No Qualifications17.9%22.5%
Level 113.6%13.3%
Level 216.1%15.2%
Level 311.5%12.4%
Level 433.1%27.4%

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


Locksbottom Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Locksbottom has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Locksbottom is a relatively affluent area.

Social Rented (Council)1.5%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.6%8.3%
Private Rented12.4%15.4%
Rent Free0.9%1.3%

Locksbottom General Health Statistics

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

Very Good50.10%47.17%
Very Bad0.91%1.25%

Locksbottom Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Locksbottom are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Locksbottom 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 Kingdom85.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.1%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.5%3.7%
Outside the EU9.9%9.4%

Locksbottom Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 46.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.8%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.8%6.9%
Age 30 to 4422%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 646%6%
Age 65 to 748.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 846%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.5%2.3%
Mean Age39.939.3
Median Age4039

What is the population of Locksbottom and Bromley?

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

Biggin Hill9801
Bromley Common and Keston17080
Bromley Town20047
Chelsfield and Pratts Bottom14964
Clock House16714
Copers Cope17859
Cray Valley East16921
Cray Valley West17857
Crystal Palace14523
Farnborough and Crofton15203
Hayes and Coney Hall16216
Kelsey and Eden Park16575
Mottingham and Chislehurst North11090
Penge and Cator19164
Petts Wood and Knoll13774
Plaistow and Sundridge16309
West Wickham14846
Bromley Total332752

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

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