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

Spitalfields Immigration Statistics

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

CountryCity of LondonEngland
United Kingdom63.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries10.8%3.7%
Outside the EU24.4%9.4%

Spitalfields Age Distribution Statistics

AgeCity of LondonEngland
Age 0 to 43.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 92.5%5.6%
Age 10 to142.3%5.8%
Age 15 to 171.4%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 2913%6.9%
Age 30 to 4427.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.3%6%
Age 65 to 748%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.6%2.3%
Mean Age41.439.3
Median Age3939

Spitalfields Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Spitalfields has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Spitalfields is an economically deprived area.

TenureCity of LondonEngland
Social Rented (Council)10.4%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.1%8.3%
Private Rented33.1%15.4%
Rent Free5%1.3%

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

GradeCity of LondonEngland

Spitalfields Education Statistics

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

QualificationCity of LondonEngland
No Qualifications6.7%22.5%
Level 14.3%13.3%
Level 26.6%15.2%
Level 37.2%12.4%
Level 468.4%27.4%

Spitalfields General Health Statistics

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

HealthCity of LondonEngland
Very Good55.76%47.17%
Very Bad0.76%1.25%

Spitalfields Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Spitalfields 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 Spitalfields than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitCity of LondonEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)5.1%13.5%

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

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