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

Rom Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Rom 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 unemployment in Rom is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in Rom than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitBarking and DagenhamEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)5.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)19%13.5%

Rom General Health Statistics

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

HealthBarking and DagenhamEngland
Very Good47.24%47.17%
Good33.74%34.22%
Fair12.93%13.12%
Bad4.67%4.25%
Very Bad1.42%1.25%

Rom Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Rom and are from the UK Census of 2011. Rom 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.

QualificationBarking and DagenhamEngland
No Qualifications27.9%22.5%
Level 115.2%13.3%
Level 215%15.2%
Apprenticeship2.1%3.6%
Level 39.3%12.4%
Level 420.9%27.4%
Other9.7%5.7%

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

GradeBarking and DagenhamEngland
AB12.02%22.96%
C130.46%30.92%
C223.48%20.64%
DE34.04%25.49%

Rom Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeBarking and DagenhamEngland
Age 0 to 410%6.3%
Age 5 to 97.7%5.6%
Age 10 to146.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.2%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 298.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4423.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5916.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 643.7%6%
Age 65 to 745%8.6%
Age 75 to 843.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.6%2.3%
Mean Age33.439.3
Median Age3239

Rom Immigration Statistics

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

CountryBarking and DagenhamEngland
United Kingdom69.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.9%0.7%
Other EU Countries6.7%3.7%
Outside the EU23.4%9.4%

Rom Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Rom has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Rom is an economically deprived area.

TenureBarking and DagenhamEngland
Owned17.1%30.6%
Mortgage29.3%32.8%
Shared1.3%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)28.4%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.3%8.3%
Private Rented16.6%15.4%
Other1.1%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.3%


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

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