Upper Sydenham, Bromley

Statistics

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

Upper Sydenham 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 Upper Sydenham 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. Upper Sydenham is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Upper Sydenham 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Upper Sydenham is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitSouthwarkEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.5%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)14.7%13.5%

Upper Sydenham Education Statistics

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

QualificationSouthwarkEngland
No Qualifications16.3%22.5%
Level 19.4%13.3%
Level 210.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship1.1%3.6%
Level 310.5%12.4%
Level 443.1%27.4%
Other9.3%5.7%

Upper Sydenham Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSouthwarkEngland
Age 0 to 47.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.6%
Age 10 to144.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173%3.7%
Age 18 to 2411.9%9.4%
Age 25 to 2912.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4427.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5916.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 643.1%6%
Age 65 to 744.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 842.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over1%2.3%
Mean Age33.739.3
Median Age3239

Upper Sydenham Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSouthwarkEngland
Owned9.8%30.6%
Mortgage19.5%32.8%
Shared2%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)31.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.5%8.3%
Private Rented22.2%15.4%
Other1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

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

GradeSouthwarkEngland
AB30.14%22.96%
C132.85%30.92%
C213.54%20.64%
DE23.47%25.49%

Upper Sydenham General Health Statistics

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

HealthSouthwarkEngland
Very Good53.49%47.17%
Good31.22%34.22%
Fair10.38%13.12%
Bad3.66%4.25%
Very Bad1.25%1.25%

Upper Sydenham Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySouthwarkEngland
United Kingdom60.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries8.5%3.7%
Outside the EU29.2%9.4%



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

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