Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Statistics

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

Silvertown Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Silvertown has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Silvertown 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%

Silvertown General Health Statistics

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

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

Silvertown Immigration Statistics

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

Silvertown Age Distribution Statistics

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

Silvertown Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Silvertown 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 Silvertown 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%

Silvertown Education Statistics

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

Silvertown 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.


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

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

  • Ricky

    Silvertown has changed a lot during the war and explosion (it is famous enough to Google). They have been rebuilding the area ever since. It really does depend where you’re living in Silvertown (there is West Silvertown also) and you’re very nearby to North Woolwich. I haven’t spent much time in West Silvertown but its quiet place with good transport nearby now because of the DLR. North Woolwich is a bit run down, there are shops, transports (DLR and FERRY) and even a weekday Police station nearby. But there are also lots of flats and a pub and not much else to do except loiter. You will see “chavs” hanging around and kids and adults standing on corners so it can be intimidating. There there is Silvertown, neary Tate & Lyle, London City Airport. It was very bad here in the 90s and even early 2000 but since the redevelopment it has become better. There are still the few “chavs” about but most of them won’t bother people because of the amount of people coming and going from London City Aiport and the LCA DLR. I have lived here for over 20 years. I like the place but you have to say “good morning” and “hello” for people to warm up to you. There isn’t much graffiti anymore which is great to see. However, we have had a break-in recently so I’d suggest cameras, alarms etc. When I did the crime map recently, Silvertown was low compared with other neighbouring areas. Pontoon Dock has been heavily developed in and its nice, don’t see anybody hanging around there or graffiti. In summary: chavs = low.

    • Local resident 35 years

      The area of Silvertown around London city airport and Constance street/drew road/camel road has become a nightmare. This is comprised almost solely of council flats. although not dangerous (the local scum, of which there is a lot, are to dim to be dangerous) it is the most anti social place I know of in newham. kids as young as 5 and up to 25 years of age are on the streets until all hours of the morning. Music as loud as that in clubs and bars blares out from many flats and cars until the early hours. There is rubbish dumped in the streets, on the flats landings, and on every public space. You will never see the police patrolling this area. Unless a serious crime is committed they just don’t bother with this place. The local council doesn’t bother with the place either. Although the estates caretaker does his best, there is no support when it comes to the issues mentioned.
      If you thinking of moving here think again. if you already live here, do everything you can to get out. I know I am.