Norbury, Croydon

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

Norbury Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Norbury are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Norbury 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 Kingdom70.4%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.1%0.7%
Other EU Countries5.1%3.7%
Outside the EU23.4%9.4%

Norbury Age Distribution Statistics

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

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Age 0 to 47.7%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.4%5.6%
Age 10 to146.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.1%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.9%9.4%
Age 25 to 297.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4422.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 644.7%6%
Age 65 to 746.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.7%2.3%
Mean Age36.439.3
Median Age3539

Norbury Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications17.6%22.5%
Level 113.8%13.3%
Level 215.2%15.2%
Level 311.4%12.4%
Level 431.8%27.4%

Norbury 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.


Norbury 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. Norbury is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Norbury 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 Norbury 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)3.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)13.7%13.5%

Norbury rates 5/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Norbury General Health Statistics

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

Very Good48.04%47.17%
Very Bad1.09%1.25%

Norbury Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Social Rented (Council)9.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.9%8.3%
Private Rented19.8%15.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

What is the population of Norbury and Croydon?

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

Addiscombe East11463
Addiscombe West15961
Bensham Manor16911
Broad Green20461
Coulsdon Town13890
Crystal Palace & Upper Norwood16950
New Addington North10865
New Addington South11788
Norbury & Pollards Hill13330
Norbury Park10636
Old Coulsdon10033
Park Hill & Whitgift5671
Purley & Woodcote16013
Purley Oaks & Riddlesdown9785
Selsdon & Addington Village10143
Selsdon Vale & Forestdale9425
Shirley North15163
Shirley South10368
South Croydon18372
South Norwood16732
Thornton Heath17634
West Thornton18695
Croydon Total388563

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

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