Romford, Kent

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

Romford Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeTunbridge WellsEngland
Age 0 to 46.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.1%5.6%
Age 10 to146.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.3%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.1%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.1%6%
Age 65 to 748.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.3%
Mean Age39.639.3
Median Age4039

Romford 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. Romford 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 Romford 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Romford is both lower than the average for Kent and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Romford than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitTunbridge WellsKentEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.2%2.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.6%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.1%12.6%13.5%

Romford Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureTunbridge WellsEngland
Owned32%30.6%
Mortgage33.7%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)14%8.3%
Private Rented15.7%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.3%

Romford Education Statistics

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

QualificationTunbridge WellsEngland
No Qualifications17.1%22.5%
Level 112.4%13.3%
Level 216.6%15.2%
Apprenticeship2.8%3.6%
Level 312.1%12.4%
Level 434.6%27.4%
Other4.5%5.7%

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

GradeTunbridge WellsEngland
AB32.57%22.96%
C131.36%30.92%
C218.56%20.64%
DE17.50%25.49%

Romford Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Romford are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Romford has a higher level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a lower rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does not have a significant immigrant population.

CountryTunbridge WellsEngland
United Kingdom90.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.4%3.7%
Outside the EU5.9%9.4%

Romford General Health Statistics

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

HealthTunbridge WellsEngland
Very Good51.42%47.17%
Good33.60%34.22%
Fair11.12%13.12%
Bad3.09%4.25%
Very Bad0.78%1.25%


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


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