Socio-economic statistics for Wapping, Southwark

Socio-economic statistics for Wapping, Southwark
Socio-economic statistics for Wapping, Southwark

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

Wapping Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Social Rented (Council)31.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.5%8.3%
Private Rented22.2%15.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

Wapping Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Wapping are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Wapping 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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United Kingdom60.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries8.5%3.7%
Outside the EU29.2%9.4%

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


Wapping Age Distribution Statistics

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

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

Wapping 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. Wapping 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 Wapping 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 Wapping 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)4.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.5%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)14.7%13.5%

Wapping rates 5/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Wapping Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications16.3%22.5%
Level 19.4%13.3%
Level 210.2%15.2%
Level 310.5%12.4%
Level 443.1%27.4%

Wapping General Health Statistics

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

Very Good53.49%47.17%
Very Bad1.25%1.25%

What is the population of Wapping and Southwark?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Southwark including Wapping. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Borough & Bankside11108
Camberwell Green15162
Champion Hill10512
Dulwich Hill9804
Dulwich Village11199
Dulwich Wood10638
Goose Green14083
London Bridge & West Bermondsey17743
North Bermondsey18003
North Walworth13717
Nunhead & Queen's Road16524
Old Kent Road18255
Peckham Rye10586
Rye Lane15622
South Bermondsey17072
St George's7124
St Giles15376
Surrey Docks12846
Southwark Total320017

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

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