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

Plaistow Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Plaistow 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Plaistow than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitBromleyEngland
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%

Plaistow Immigration Statistics

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

CountryBromleyEngland
United Kingdom85.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.1%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.5%3.7%
Outside the EU9.9%9.4%

Plaistow General Health Statistics

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

HealthBromleyEngland
Very Good50.10%47.17%
Good34.12%34.22%
Fair11.67%13.12%
Bad3.20%4.25%
Very Bad0.91%1.25%

Plaistow Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureBromleyEngland
Owned33.4%30.6%
Mortgage37.5%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.5%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.6%8.3%
Private Rented12.4%15.4%
Other0.9%1.4%
Rent Free0.9%1.3%

Plaistow Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeBromleyEngland
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

Plaistow Education Statistics

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

QualificationBromleyEngland
No Qualifications17.9%22.5%
Level 113.6%13.3%
Level 216.1%15.2%
Apprenticeship2.7%3.6%
Level 311.5%12.4%
Level 433.1%27.4%
Other5.1%5.7%

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

GradeBromleyEngland
AB30.80%22.96%
C136.72%30.92%
C216.28%20.64%
DE16.20%25.49%


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

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