Socio-economic statistics for South Norwood, Croydon

Socio-economic statistics for South Norwood, Croydon
Socio-economic statistics for South Norwood, Croydon

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

South Norwood Age Distribution Statistics

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

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

South Norwood Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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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%

South Norwood 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. South Norwood 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 South Norwood 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 South Norwood 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%

South Norwood rates 7/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

South Norwood Immigration Statistics

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

South Norwood Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of South Norwood 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%

South Norwood 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.


South Norwood General Health Statistics

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

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

What is the population of South Norwood and Croydon?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Croydon including South Norwood. 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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