If you are thinking of moving to London 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 London to figures for City of Westminster and nationally. These statistics can tell you if London is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
London Age Distribution Statistics
The population of London as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of London is also older than the average, making London a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||5.8%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||4.5%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||3.9%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||2.2%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||10.3%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||12.5%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||29.2%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||16.2%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||4.2%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||6%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||3.7%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||1.4%||2.3%|
London Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
London has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that London 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)||11.9%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||14%||8.3%|
London General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for London. The percentage of residents in London rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average.
London 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. London has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
London Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of London are from the UK Census of 2011. Since London 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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||1.7%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||14.2%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||37.4%||9.4%|
London Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of London and are from the UK Census of 2011. London 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. London also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of London are better educated than the average England citizen.
London Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in London come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They are the last published indiciator of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment firgures as a percentage and has no further plans to do so. That being said, these census 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 London than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||2.6%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||2.7%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||12.1%||13.5%|
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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