Socio-economic statistics for Wealdstone, Harrow

Socio-economic statistics for Wealdstone, Harrow
Socio-economic statistics for Wealdstone, Harrow

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

Wealdstone Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Wealdstone has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Wealdstone is a relatively affluent area.

TenureHarrowEngland
Owned31.1%30.6%
Mortgage34.1%32.8%
Shared1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)6.1%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.5%8.3%
Private Rented20.4%15.4%
Other1.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.3%

Wealdstone Age Distribution Statistics

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

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AgeHarrowEngland
Age 0 to 46.7%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.1%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.1%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.9%9.4%
Age 25 to 298.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4422.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5918.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 645%6%
Age 65 to 747.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.9%2.3%
Mean Age37.639.3
Median Age3639

Wealdstone Education Statistics

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

QualificationHarrowEngland
No Qualifications16.8%22.5%
Level 110.9%13.3%
Level 212.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship1.7%3.6%
Level 310.4%12.4%
Level 436.8%27.4%
Other10.7%5.7%

Wealdstone 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.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Wealdstone 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Wealdstone than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitHarrowEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.1%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.7%13.5%

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

Wealdstone Immigration Statistics

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

CountryHarrowEngland
United Kingdom55.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland2.1%0.7%
Other EU Countries7.3%3.7%
Outside the EU35.4%9.4%

Wealdstone General Health Statistics

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

HealthHarrowEngland
Very Good47.58%47.17%
Good36.00%34.22%
Fair11.85%13.12%
Bad3.47%4.25%
Very Bad1.10%1.25%

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

GradeHarrowEngland
AB32.29%22.96%
C130.71%30.92%
C216.43%20.64%
DE20.57%25.49%

What is the population of Wealdstone and Harrow?

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

WardPopulation
Belmont11480
Canons13721
Edgware12633
Greenhill15638
Harrow on the Hill13205
Harrow Weald11424
Hatch End10414
Headstone North10361
Headstone South12002
Kenton East11398
Kenton West11155
Marlborough13522
Pinner10250
Pinner South10493
Queensbury12562
Rayners Lane11011
Roxbourne14228
Roxeth11549
Stanmore Park11910
Wealdstone12327
West Harrow11055
Harrow Total252338



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


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