Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Statistics

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

North Woolwich Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 48.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 2410.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 298.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4425.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5916.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 644%6%
Age 65 to 745.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 843.4%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.5%2.3%
Mean Age34.639.3
Median Age3339

North Woolwich 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.


North Woolwich Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of North Woolwich are from the UK Census of 2011. Since North Woolwich 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 Kingdom69%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries6.2%3.7%
Outside the EU23.5%9.4%

North Woolwich Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in North Woolwich come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area. The rate of unemployment in North Woolwich 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)3.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)15.2%13.5%

North Woolwich Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications20.6%22.5%
Level 112%13.3%
Level 213.1%15.2%
Level 310.7%12.4%
Level 433.2%27.4%

North Woolwich General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for North Woolwich. The percentage of residents in North Woolwich rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average.

Very Good50.14%47.17%
Very Bad1.27%1.25%

North Woolwich Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

North Woolwich has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that North Woolwich 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)22.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)11.7%8.3%
Private Rented18.5%15.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

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

Do you live in North Woolwich? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

  • mark

    what does this page say no one can even bother to report on if this town qualifies as a chav area. Ok its not that nice here, however I have just moved out and in the 10 years I was here i noticed only low disorder and crime, in fact i lived in a peaceful part own my own property, its bleak but the area has only 1 pub (rough) with older looking chavs hanging outside, it has a high ethnic minority population thats why pubs shut in these parts because of white flight, i now live in Harold Hill nicer place but chavs everywere especially Romford.