Socio-economic statistics for Twickenham, Richmond Upon Thames
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If you are thinking of moving to Twickenham 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 Twickenham to figures for Richmond Upon Thames and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Twickenham is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Twickenham Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitRichmond upon ThamesEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)6.8%13.5%

Twickenham Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureRichmond upon ThamesEngland
Owned29.8%30.6%
Mortgage33.8%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)3.1%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.5%8.3%
Private Rented20.6%15.4%
Other1.3%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

Twickenham Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeRichmond upon ThamesEngland
Age 0 to 47.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.3%5.8%
Age 15 to 173%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4426.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.4%6%
Age 65 to 747%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.4%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.1%2.3%
Mean Age38.339.3
Median Age3839

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

GradeRichmond upon ThamesEngland
AB48.12%22.96%
C132.14%30.92%
C29.62%20.64%
DE10.12%25.49%

Twickenham Immigration Statistics

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

CountryRichmond upon ThamesEngland
United Kingdom75.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.8%0.7%
Other EU Countries6.8%3.7%
Outside the EU15.7%9.4%

Twickenham Education Statistics

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

QualificationRichmond upon ThamesEngland
No Qualifications10.6%22.5%
Level 17.4%13.3%
Level 210.6%15.2%
Apprenticeship1.5%3.6%
Level 310.6%12.4%
Level 453%27.4%
Other6.2%5.7%

Twickenham General Health Statistics

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

HealthRichmond upon ThamesEngland
Very Good57.34%47.17%
Good30.53%34.22%
Fair8.91%13.12%
Bad2.47%4.25%
Very Bad0.75%1.25%


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

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