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

Shadwell General Health Statistics

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

HealthTower HamletsEngland
Very Good50.56%47.17%
Good32.75%34.22%
Fair10.65%13.12%
Bad4.42%4.25%
Very Bad1.62%1.25%

Shadwell Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeTower HamletsEngland
Age 0 to 47.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.1%5.6%
Age 10 to145.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 172.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 2414.9%9.4%
Age 25 to 2915.8%6.9%
Age 30 to 4427.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5911.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 642.3%6%
Age 65 to 743.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 842.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over0.7%2.3%
Mean Age30.939.3
Median Age2939

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

GradeTower HamletsEngland
AB33.08%22.96%
C130.38%30.92%
C29.78%20.64%
DE26.76%25.49%

Shadwell Education Statistics

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

QualificationTower HamletsEngland
No Qualifications20%22.5%
Level 19.3%13.3%
Level 28.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship0.9%3.6%
Level 310.1%12.4%
Level 441%27.4%
Other10%5.7%

Shadwell Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Shadwell has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Shadwell 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

TenureTower HamletsEngland
Owned8.5%30.6%
Mortgage15.7%32.8%
Shared2.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)17.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)22.3%8.3%
Private Rented30.8%15.4%
Other1.7%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

Shadwell Immigration Statistics

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

CountryTower HamletsEngland
United Kingdom56.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.1%0.7%
Other EU Countries8.8%3.7%
Outside the EU33.1%9.4%

Shadwell Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Shadwell 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 Shadwell is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitTower HamletsEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)15.6%13.5%


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

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