Socio-economic statistics for Thamesmead, Greenwich

Socio-economic statistics for Thamesmead, Greenwich
Socio-economic statistics for Thamesmead, Greenwich

Socio-economic statistics for Thamesmead, Greenwich

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

Thamesmead 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.

GradeGreenwichEngland
AB24.70%22.96%
C131.67%30.92%
C217.91%20.64%
DE25.71%25.49%

Thamesmead Education Statistics

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

QualificationGreenwichEngland
No Qualifications20.6%22.5%
Level 112%13.3%
Level 213.1%15.2%
Apprenticeship1.9%3.6%
Level 310.7%12.4%
Level 433.2%27.4%
Other8.5%5.7%

Thamesmead Immigration Statistics

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

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CountryGreenwichEngland
United Kingdom69%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries6.2%3.7%
Outside the EU23.5%9.4%

Thamesmead Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureGreenwichEngland
Owned16.4%30.6%
Mortgage26.9%32.8%
Shared1.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)22.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)11.7%8.3%
Private Rented18.5%15.4%
Other1.3%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

Thamesmead General Health Statistics

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

HealthGreenwichEngland
Very Good50.14%47.17%
Good32.95%34.22%
Fair11.54%13.12%
Bad4.09%4.25%
Very Bad1.27%1.25%

Thamesmead 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 Thamesmead 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. Thamesmead is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.Thamesmead 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 Thamesmead 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 Thamesmead is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitGreenwichEngland
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%

Thamesmead Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeGreenwichEngland
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



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

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