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

West Hampstead Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeCamdenEngland
Age 0 to 46%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.6%
Age 10 to144.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 172.4%3.7%
Age 18 to 2413.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 2911.8%6.9%
Age 30 to 4427%20.6%
Age 45 to 5915.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 644.2%6%
Age 65 to 745.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 843.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.4%2.3%
Mean Age35.739.3
Median Age3339

West Hampstead Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in West Hampstead 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.

BenefitCamdenEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)12.9%13.5%

West Hampstead Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureCamdenEngland
Owned17.1%30.6%
Mortgage15.1%32.8%
Shared0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)23%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.1%8.3%
Private Rented30.5%15.4%
Other1.8%1.4%
Rent Free1.8%1.3%

West Hampstead Immigration Statistics

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

CountryCamdenEngland
United Kingdom57.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland2.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries10.6%3.7%
Outside the EU29.5%9.4%

West Hampstead Education Statistics

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

QualificationCamdenEngland
No Qualifications12.7%22.5%
Level 16.8%13.3%
Level 27.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship0.8%3.6%
Level 312.1%12.4%
Level 450.5%27.4%
Other9.2%5.7%

West Hampstead General Health Statistics

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

HealthCamdenEngland
Very Good53.41%47.17%
Good30.56%34.22%
Fair10.42%13.12%
Bad4.16%4.25%
Very Bad1.44%1.25%

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

GradeCamdenEngland
AB39.25%22.96%
C134.63%30.92%
C28.37%20.64%
DE17.75%25.49%


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

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