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.
|Age 0 to 4||6%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||4.4%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||2.4%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||13.2%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||11.8%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||27%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||15.2%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||4.2%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||5.9%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||3.6%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||1.4%||2.3%|
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 are the last published indiciator of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment firgures as a percentage and has no further plans to do so. That being said, these census 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.
|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%|
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019
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
|Social Rented (Council)||23%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||10.1%||8.3%|
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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||2.4%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||10.6%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||29.5%||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.
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.
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.
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.