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

West Harrow Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

West Harrow has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that West Harrow 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%

West Harrow Immigration Statistics

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

West Harrow General Health Statistics

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

West Harrow Age Distribution Statistics

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

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

West Harrow Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in West Harrow 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. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in West Harrow 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%

West Harrow Education Statistics

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

West Harrow 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 Harrow 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%


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

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