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

Romford Education Statistics

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

QualificationHaveringEngland
No Qualifications26.4%22.5%
Level 116.7%13.3%
Level 217.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.8%3.6%
Level 311.3%12.4%
Level 419.4%27.4%
Other5%5.7%

Romford Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeHaveringEngland
Age 0 to 45.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.1%6%
Age 65 to 748.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.3%
Mean Age40.439.3
Median Age4039

Romford Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Romford are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Romford has a higher level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a lower rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does not have a significant immigrant population.

CountryHaveringEngland
United Kingdom89.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.1%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.3%3.7%
Outside the EU6.9%9.4%

Romford 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.

GradeHaveringEngland
AB18.87%22.96%
C135.89%30.92%
C223.69%20.64%
DE21.55%25.49%

Romford General Health Statistics

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

HealthHaveringEngland
Very Good46.00%47.17%
Good35.57%34.22%
Fair13.27%13.12%
Bad3.99%4.25%
Very Bad1.17%1.25%

Romford Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Romford has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Romford is a relatively affluent area.

TenureHaveringEngland
Owned35.6%30.6%
Mortgage38.1%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)10.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.4%8.3%
Private Rented9.9%15.4%
Other0.8%1.4%
Rent Free0.8%1.3%

Romford Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Romford 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.

BenefitHaveringEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.1%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)12.2%13.5%


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

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