If you are thinking of moving to West Heath 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 Heath to figures for Bexley and nationally. These statistics can tell you if West Heath is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
West Heath Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of West Heath and are from the UK Census of 2011. West Heath has a high 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 Heath Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of West Heath are from the UK Census of 2011. Since West Heath 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||0.9%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||2.6%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||10.6%||9.4%|
West Heath General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for West Heath. The percentage of residents in West Heath rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in West Heath rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of West Heath is generally better than in the average person in England.
West Heath 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 Heath Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
West Heath has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that West Heath is a relatively affluent area.
|Social Rented (Council)||1.8%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||12.6%||8.3%|
West Heath Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in West Heath 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 Heath than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||2.8%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||1.9%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||11.9%||13.5%|
West Heath Age Distribution Statistics
|Age 0 to 4||6.5%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||6.1%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||6.5%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||4.2%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||8.9%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||6.1%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||20.3%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||19.8%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||5.5%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||8.1%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||5.8%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.2%||2.3%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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