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About the borough

Key population and demographic facts about the London borough of Barking and Dagenham.

Did you know that Barking and Dagenham has:

  • 214,107 residents - 7th smallest population in London
  • 58,551 under 16s - highest proportion in London and the UK
  • 135,749 16 to 64s - 7th lowest proportion in London
  • 19,807 over 65’s - 7th lowest proportion in London
  • 32.7 average age - lower than London average (35.8)
  • 58.4 male healthy life expectancy - lowest in London
  • 59.2 female healthy life expectancy - below London average (64.0)
  • 50.5 average attainment 8 score per pupil (GCSE) - below London average (54.1)
  • 11.9% have no qualifications – highest in London
  • 74.2 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age - highest in London
  • 92.9 crimes per 1,000 people - higher than London average (88.2)
  • 16.0 domestic abuse offences per 1,000 people - highest in London
  • £335,000 average house price - lowest in London
  • 7.7% unemployment - 2nd highest in the country
  • 65.7% employment - 3rd lowest in the country
  • 9.8% Universal Credit claimants in employment – 2nd highest in the country
  • 67.1% Black and minority ethnic (BME) population - above London average (62.2%)
  • 12.9% obesity amongst children in Reception – 2nd highest in London
  • 2.9% NEET and Not Known - below London average (4.1%)

Infographic - LBBD did you know? (PDF, 121KB)

About our wards

Infographics showing key statistics for each of our 19 wards covering population, diversity, crime, health, etc.

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Abbey Ward

Did you know that Abbey has:

  • 4,293 residents - lowest in the borough
  • 1,346 under 16s - 3rd highest proportion in the borough
  • 2,743 16s to 64s – 5th highest proportion in the borough
  • 204 65 and over - 2nd lowest proportion in the borough
  • 29 average age - younger than the borough average (33)
  • male life expectancy – data not yet available for new wards
  • female life expectancy - data not yet available for new wards
  • 51.5 average attainment 8 score per pupil (GCSE) - highest in the borough
  • 19.8% open space - lower than the borough average (26.7%)
  • 68.1 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age - lower than the borough average (71.3)
  • 319.8 crimes per 1,000 people - highest in the borough
  • domestic abuse offences per 1,000 people - data not yet available for new wards 
  • £342,500 median house price (all types) - higher than the borough average (£330,000)
  • 7.9% unemployment related benefits claimants - 3rd lowest in the borough 
  • £30,526 median household income - higher than the borough average (£29,920)
  • 10.7% Universal Credit claimants in employment - higher than the borough average (9.9%)
  • 89.1% BME population - highest proportion in the borough
  • obesity amongst children in Reception - data not yet available for new wards
  • 0% NEET and Not Known - lowest in the borough

Infographic - Abbey - did you know? (PDF, 150KB)

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Alibon Ward

Did you know that Alibon has:

  • 9,724 residents – 12th highest in the borough
  • 2,626 under 16s - 4th lowest proportion in the borough
  • 6,232 16s to 64s - 2nd highest proportion in the borough
  • 866 65 and over - 11th highest proportion in the borough
  • 34 average age - older than the borough average (33)
  • male life expectancy - data not yet available for new wards
  • female life expectancy - data not yet available for new wards
  • 44.5 average attainment 8 score per pupil (GCSE) - lower than the borough average (46.4)
  • 9.9% open space - 2nd lowest in the borough
  • 57.6 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age - lowest in the borough 
  • 83.9 crimes per 1,000 people - higher than the borough average (83.8)
  • domestic abuse offences per 1,000 people - data not yet available for new wards
  • £324,625 median house price (all types) - lower than the borough average (£330,000)
  • 8.2% unemployment related benefits claimants - lower than the borough average (8.6%)
  • £31,172 median household income - higher than the borough average (£29,920)
  • 9.6% Universal Credit claimants in employment - lower than the borough average (9.9%)
  • 59.8% BME population - lower than the borough average (67.2%)
  • obesity amongst children in Reception - data not yet available for new wards
  • 4.0% NEET and Not Known - higher than the borough average (3.7%)

Infographic - Alibon - did you know? (PDF, 151KB)

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Barking Riverside ward

Did you know that Barking Riverside has:

  • 9,352 residents – 6th lowest in the borough
  • 3,125 under 16s - highest proportion in the borough
  • 5,857 16s to 64s - 10th highest proportion in the borough
  • 370 65 and over - lowest proportion in the borough
  • 29 average age - younger than the borough average (33)
  • male life expectancy - data not yet available for new wards
  • female life expectancy - data not yet available for new wards
  • 48.8 average attainment 8 score per pupil (GCSE) - higher than the borough average (46.4)
  • 49.6% open space - 3rd highest proportion in the borough
  • 75.1 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age - higher than the borough average (71.3) 
  • 95.1 crimes per 1,000 people - higher than the borough average (83.8)
  • domestic abuse offences per 1,000 people - data not yet available for new wards
  • £320,250 median house price (all types) - lower than the borough average (£330,000) 
  • 8.6% unemployment related benefits claimants - same as the borough average
  • £28,436 median household income - lower than the borough average (£29,920)
  • 11.0% Universal Credit claimants in employment - higher than the borough average (9.9%)
  • 79.1% BME population - higher than the borough average (67.2%)
  • obesity amongst children in Reception - data not yet available for new wards
  • 3.1% NEET and Not Known - lower than the borough average (3.7%)

Infographic - Barking Riverside - did you know?(PDF, 151KB)

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Beam ward

Did you know that Beam has:

  • 8,362 residents - 3rd lowest in the borough
  • 2,489 under 16s - 7th highest proportion in the borough
  • 5,097 16s to 64s - 2nd lowest proportion in the borough
  • 776 65 and over - 8th highest proportion in the borough
  • 33 average age - same as the borough average
  • male life expectancy -  – data not yet available for new wards
  • female life expectancy - data not yet available for new wards
  • 44.1 average attainment 8 score per pupil (GCSE) - lower than the borough average (46.4)
  • 21.2% open space - lower than the borough average (26.7%)
  • 67.2 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age - lower than the borough average (71.3)
  • 95.4 crimes per 1,000 people - higher than the borough average (83.8)
  • domestic abuse offences per 1,000 people - data not yet available for new wards 
  • £315,875 median house price (all types) - lower than the borough average (£330,000) 
  • 9.8% unemployment related benefits claimants - 2nd highest in the borough
  • £31,867 median household income - higher than the borough average (£29,920)
  • 10.9% Universal Credit claimants in employment - higher than the borough average (9.9%)
  • 69.4% BME population - higher than the borough average (67.2%)
  • obesity amongst children in Reception - data not yet available for new wards
  • 2.8% NEET and Not Known - lower than the borough average (3.7%)

Infographic - Beam - did you know? (PDF, 142KB)

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Becontree ward

Did you know that Becontree has:

  • 9,504 residents - 7th lowest in the borough
  • 2,572 under 16s - 5th lowest proportion in the borough
  • 6,061 16s to 64s - 6th highest proportion in the borough
  • 871 65 and over - 9th highest proportion in the borough
  • 34 average age - older than the borough average (33)
  • male life expectancy - data not yet available for new wards
  • female life expectancy - data not yet available for new wards
  • 48.8 average attainment 8 score per pupil (GCSE) - higher than the borough average (46.4)
  • 1.5% open space - lowest in the borough
  • 64.6 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age - lower than the borough average (71.3)
  • 64.5 crimes per 1,000 people – 2nd lowest in the borough
  • domestic abuse offences per 1,000 people - data not yet available for new wards
  • £335,312 median house price (all types) - higher than the borough average £330,000)
  • 9.0% unemployment related benefits claimants - higher than the borough average (8.6%)
  • £31,117 median household income - higher than the borough average (£29,920)
  • 9.7% Universal Credit claimants in employment - lower than the borough average (9.9%)
  • 65.9% BME population - lower than the borough average (67.2%)
  • obesity amongst children in Reception - data not yet available for new wards
  • 6.0% NEET and Not Known - highest in the borough

Infographic - Becontree - did you know? (PDF, 151KB)

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Chadwell Heath ward

Did you know that Chadwell Heath has:

  • 13,101 residents - 8th highest in the borough
  • 3,490 under 16s - 3rd lowest proportion in the borough
  • 7,981 16s to 64s - lowest proportion in the borough
  • 1,630 65 and over - 2nd highest proportion in the borough
  • 35 average age - older than the borough average (33)
  • male life expectancy - data not yet available for new wards
  • female life expectancy - data not yet available for new wards
  • 44.8 average attainment 8 score per pupil (GCSE) - lower than the borough average (46.4)
  • 53.2% open space – 2nd highest in the borough
  • 75.7 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age - higher than the borough average (71.3)
  • 81.1 crimes per 1,000 people - lower than the borough average (83.8)
  • domestic abuse offences per 1,000 people - data not yet available for new wards
  • £372,786 median house price (all types) – 2nd highest in the borough
  • 8.3% unemployment related benefits claimants - lower than the borough average (8.6%)
  • £30,874 median household income - higher than the borough average (£29,920)
  • 9.0% Universal Credit claimants in employment - 3rd lowest in the borough 
  • 63.1% BME population - lower than the borough average (67.2%)
  • obesity amongst children in Reception - data not yet available for new wards
  • 3.9% NEET and Not Known - higher than the borough average (3.7%)

Infographic - Chadwell Heath - did you know? (PDF, 151KB)

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Eastbrook and Rush Green ward

Did you know that Eastbrook & Rush Green has:

  • 8,484 residents - 4th lowest in the borough
  • 1,939 under 16s - lowest proportion in the borough
  • 5,288 16s to 64s - 6th lowest proportion in the borough
  • 1,257 65 and over - highest proportion in the borough
  • 38 average age - oldest in the borough
  • male life expectancy - data not yet available for new wards
  • female life expectancy – data not yet available for new wards
  • 43.8 average attainment 8 score per pupil (GCSE) - lower than the borough average (46.4)
  • 68.3% open space - highest proportion in the borough
  • 60.7 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age - 2nd lowest in the borough 
  • 68.1 crimes per 1,000 people - lower than the borough average (83.8) 
  • domestic abuse offences per 1,000 people - data not yet available for new wards
  • £367,400 median house price (all types) – 3rd highest in the borough 
  • 8.4% unemployment related benefits claimants - lower than the borough average (8.6%)
  • £34,584 median household income - 2nd highest in the borough
  • 8.1% Universal Credit claimants in employment – 2nd lowest in the borough
  • 45.0% BME population - lowest proportion in the borough
  • obesity amongst children in Reception - data not yet available for new wards
  • 5.5% NEET and Not Known - 2nd highest in the borough

Infographic - Eastbrook & Rush Green - did you know? (PDF, 151KB)

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Eastbury ward

Did you know that Eastbury has:

  • 15,839 residents - highest in the borough
  • 4,385 under 16s - 13th highest proportion in the borough
  • 10,122 16s to 64s - 4th highest proportion in the borough
  • 1,332 65 and over - 12th highest proportion in the borough
  • 33 average age - same as the borough average
  • male life expectancy - data not yet available for new wards
  • female life expectancy - data not yet available for new wards
  • 45.9 average attainment 8 score per pupil (GCSE) - lower than the borough average (46.4)
  • 18.9% open space - lower than the borough average (26.7%)
  • 65.6 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age - lower than the borough average (71.3)
  • 66.7 crimes per 1,000 people - lower than the borough average (83.8)
  • domestic abuse offences per 1,000 people - data not yet available for new wards 
  • £331,500 median house price (all types) - higher than the borough average (£330,000)
  • 8.9% unemployment related benefits claimants - higher than the borough average (8.6%)
  • £29,686 median household income - lower than the borough average (£29,920)
  • 9.5% Universal Credit claimants in employment - lower than the borough average (9.9%)
  • 66.7% BME population - lower than the borough average (67.2%)
  • obesity amongst children in Reception – data not yet available for new wards 
  • 4.1% NEET and Not Known - higher than the borough average (3.7%)

Infographic - Eastbury - did you know? (PDF, 152KB)

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Gascoigne ward

Did you know that Gascoigne has:

  • 11,220 residents - 11th highest in the borough
  • 3,560 under 16s – 2nd highest proportion in the borough
  • 7,082 16s to 64s - 8th highest proportion in the borough
  • 578 65 and over - 3rd lowest proportion in the borough
  • 30 average age - younger than the borough average (33)
  • male life expectancy - data not yet available for new wards
  • female life expectancy - data not yet available for new wards
  • 43.1 average attainment 8 score per pupil (GCSE) - 2nd lowest in the borough
  • 23.7% open space - lower than the borough average (26.7%)
  • 82.7 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age - higher than the borough average (71.3)
  • 75.0 crimes per 1,000 people - lower than the borough average (83.8) 
  • domestic abuse offences per 1,000 people - data not yet available for new wards
  • £275,000 median house price (all types) – 2nd lowest in the borough 
  • 9.1% unemployment related benefits claimants - higher than the borough average (8.6%) 
  • £23,201 median household income - lowest in the borough
  • 11.1% Universal Credit claimants in employment - 2nd highest in the borough
  • 82.7% BME population - 3rd highest in the borough
  • obesity amongst children in Reception - data not yet available for new wards
  • 2.6% NEET and Not Known - lower than the borough average (3.7%)

Infographic - Gascoigne - did you know? (PDF, 142KB)

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Goresbrook ward

Did you know that Goresbrook has:

  • 13,859 residents - 5th highest in the borough
  • 3,884 under 16s - 12th highest proportion in the borough
  • 8,604 16s to 64s - 4th lowest proportion in the borough
  • 1,371 65 and over - 5th highest proportion in the borough
  • 34 average age - older than the borough average (33)
  • male life expectancy - data not yet available for new wards
  • female life expectancy - data not yet available for new wards
  • 51.0 average attainment 8 score per pupil (GCSE) – 2nd highest in the borough
  • 19.7% open space - lower than the borough average (26.7%)
  • 67.9 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age - lower than the borough average (71.3)
  • 86.5 crimes per 1,000 people - higher than the borough average (83.8)
  • domestic abuse offences per 1,000 people - data not yet available for new wards
  • £305,679 median house price (all types) - lower than the borough average (£330,000)
  • 8.2% unemployment related benefits claimants - lower than the borough average (8.6%)
  • £28,911 median household income - lower than the borough average (£29,920)
  • 9.1% Universal Credit claimants in employment - lower than the borough average (9.9%) 
  • 58.0% BME population - lower than the borough average (67.2%)
  • obesity amongst children in Reception - data not yet available for new wards 
  • 4.1% NEET and Not Known - higher than the borough average (3.7%)

Infographic - Goresbrook - did you know? (PDF, 151KB)

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Heath ward

Did you know that Heath has:

  • 9,172 residents - 5th lowest in the borough
  • 2,648 under 16s - 9th highest proportion in the borough
  • 5,704 16s to 64s - 5th lowest proportion in the borough
  • 820 65 and over - 10th highest proportion in the borough
  • 33 average age - same as the borough average
  • male life expectancy - data not yet available for new wards
  • female life expectancy -  data not yet available for new wards
  • 44.5 average attainment 8 score per pupil (GCSE) - lower than the borough average (46.4)
  • 14.5% open space - lower than the borough average (26.7%)
  • 71.8 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age - higher than the borough average (71.3)
  • 94.3 crimes per 1,000 people - higher than the borough average (83.8)
  • domestic abuse offences per 1,000 people – data not yet available for new wards
  • £316,417 median house price (all types) - lower than the borough average (£330,000)
  • 8.6% unemployment related benefits claimants - same as the borough
  • £26,186 median household income - 3rd lowest in the borough
  • 10.4% Universal Credit claimants in employment - higher than the borough average (9.9%)
  • 59.8% BME population - lower than the borough average (67.2%)
  • obesity amongst children in Reception - data not yet available for new wards 
  • 3.2% NEET and Not Known - lower than the borough average (3.7%)

Infographic - Heath - did you know? (PDF, 151KB)

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Longbridge ward

Did you know that Longbridge has:

  • 12,595 residents - 10th highest in the borough
  • 3,160 under 16s - 2nd lowest proportion in the borough
  • 8,130 16s to 64s - highest proportion in the borough
  • 1,305 65 and over - 3rd highest proportion in the borough
  • 34 average age - older than the borough average (33)
  • 81.3 male life expectancy -  older than the borough average (77.8)
  • 84.6 female life expectancy - older than the borough average (82.7)
  • 50.6 average attainment 8 score per pupil (GCSE) - 3rd highest in the borough
  • 28.3% open space - higher than the borough average (26.7%)
  • 69.0 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age - lower than the borough average (71.3)
  • 66.3 crimes per 1,000 people - lower than the borough average (83.8)
  • 11.0 domestic abuse offences per 1,000 people – lower than the borough average (16.4)
  • £484,542 median house price (all types) - highest in the borough
  • 7.0% unemployment related benefits claimants - lowest in the borough
  • £39,889 median household income - highest in the borough
  • 7.2% Universal Credit claimants in employment - lowest in the borough
  • 80.5% BME population - higher than the borough average (67.2%) 
  • 9.1% obesity amongst children in Reception - lower than the borough average (13.0%)
  • 2.1% NEET and Not Known – lower than the borough average (3.7%)

Infographic - Longbridge - did you know? (PDF, 150KB)

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Mayesbrook ward

Did you know that Mayesbrook has:

  • 14,771 residents - 4th highest in the borough
  • 4,451 under 16s - 5th highest proportion in the borough
  • 9,213 16s to 64s - 12th highest proportion in the borough
  • 1,107 65 and over - 6th lowest proportion in the borough
  • 32 average age - younger than the borough average (33)
  • male life expectancy - data not yet available for new wards
  • female life expectancy - data not yet available for new wards
  • 44.1 average attainment 8 score per pupil (GCSE) - lower than the borough average (46.4)
  • 32.6% open space - higher than the borough average (26.7%)
  • 66.1 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age - lower than the borough average (71.3)
  • 60.6 crimes per 1,000 people - lowest in the borough
  • domestic abuse offences per 1,000 people - data not yet available for new wards 
  • £317,584 median house price (all types) - lower than the borough average (£330,000)
  • 8.2% unemployment related benefits claimants - lower than the borough average (8.6%)
  • £29,366 median household income - lower than the borough average (£29,920)
  • 10.6% Universal Credit claimants in employment - higher than the borough average (9.9%)
  • 65.5% BME population - lower than the borough average (67.2%)
  • obesity amongst children in Reception - data not yet available for new wards
  • 3.7% NEET and Not Known - same as the borough average

Infographic - Mayesbrook - did you know? (PDF, 151KB)

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Northbury ward

Did you know that Northbury has:

  • 13,431 residents - 6th highest in the borough
  • 4,086 under 16s - 4th highest proportion in the borough
  • 8,605 16s to 64s - 3rd highest proportion in the borough
  • 740 65 and over - 4th lowest proportion in the borough
  • 30 average age - younger than the borough average (33)
  • male life expectancy - data not yet available for new wards
  • female life expectancy - data not yet available for new wards
  • 49.1 average attainment 8 score per pupil (GCSE) - higher than the borough average (46.4)
  • 20.8% open space - lower than the borough average (26.7%)
  • 90.7 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age - highest in the borough
  • 118.7 crimes per 1,000 people - 2nd highest in the borough
  • domestic abuse offences per 1,000 people - data not yet available for new wards 
  • £339,650 median house price (all types) - higher than the borough average (£330,000)
  • 11.0% unemployment related benefits claimants - highest in the borough
  • £29,456 median household income - lower than the borough average (£29,920)
  • 12.7% Universal Credit claimants in employment - highest in the borough
  • 88.3% BME population - 2nd highest in the borough
  • obesity amongst children in Reception - data not yet available for new wards
  • 2.0% NEET and Not Known - 2nd lowest in the borough

Infographic - Northbury - did you know? (PDF, 151KB)

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Parsloes ward

Did you know that Parsloes has:

  • 14,917 residents - 3rd highest in the borough
  • 4,124 under 16s - 6th lowest proportion in the borough
  • 9,350 16s to 64s - 9th highest proportion in the borough
  • 1,443 65 and over - 6th highest proportion in the borough
  • 34 average age - older than the borough average (33)
  • male life expectancy - data not yet available for new wards
  • female life expectancy - data not yet available for new wards
  • 47.3 average attainment 8 score per pupil (GCSE) - higher than the borough average (46.4)
  • 31.4% open space - higher than the borough average (26.7%)
  • 66.3 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age - lower than the borough average (71.3) 
  • 66.5 crimes per 1,000 people – lower than the borough average (83.8)
  • domestic abuse offences per 1,000 people - data not yet available for new wards
  • £317,229 median house price (all types) - lower than the borough average (£330,000)
  • 8.0% unemployment related benefits claimants - lower than the borough average (8.6%) 
  • £28,606 median household income - lower than the borough average (£29,920)
  • 9.2% Universal Credit claimants in employment - lower than the borough average (9.9%) 
  • 57.7% BME population – 2nd lowest in the borough
  • obesity amongst children in Reception - data not yet available for new wards
  • 4.1% NEET and Not Known - higher than the borough average (3.7%)

Infographic - Parsloes - did you know? (PDF, 151KB)

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Thames ward

Did you know that Thames View has:

  • 5,814 residents - 2nd lowest in the borough
  • 1,735 under 16s -  6th highest proportion in the borough
  • 3,687 16s to 64s - 7th highest proportion in the borough
  • 392 65 and over – 5th lowest proportion in the borough
  • 31 average age - younger than the borough average (33)
  • male life expectancy - data not yet available for new wards
  • female life expectancy - data not yet available for new wards
  • 47.8 average attainment 8 score per pupil (GCSE) - higher than the borough average (46.4)
  • 26.9% open space - higher than the borough average (26.7%)
  • 72.0 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age - higher than the borough average (71.3)
  • 86.0 crimes per 1,000 people - higher than the borough average (83.8)
  • domestic abuse offences per 1,000 people - data not yet available for new wards
  • £252,500 median house price (all types) –lowest in the borough 
  • 9.3% unemployment related benefits claimants - higher than the borough average (8.6%)
  • £24,589 median household income - 2nd lowest in the borough
  • 10.1% Universal Credit claimants in employment – higher than the borough average (9.9%) 
  • 74.0% BME population - higher than the borough average (67.2%)
  • obesity amongst children in Reception – data not yet available for new wards 
  • 4.2% NEET and Not Known - higher than the borough average (3.7%)

Infographic - Thames View - did you know? (PDF, 150KB)

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Valence ward

Did you know that Valence has:

  • 14,974 residents - 2nd highest in the borough
  • 4,202 under 16s - 11th highest proportion in the borough
  • 9,361 16s to 64s - 11th highest proportion in the borough
  • 1,411 65 and over - 7th highest proportion in the borough
  • 34 average age - older than the borough average (33)
  • male life expectancy - data not yet available for new wards
  • female life expectancy - data not yet available for new wards
  • 44.8 average attainment 8 score per pupil (GCSE) - lower than the borough average (46.4) 
  • 10.0% open space - 3rd lowest in the borough 
  • 63.0 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age - 3rd lowest in the borough
  • 67.0 crimes per 1,000 people - lower than the borough average (83.8)
  • domestic abuse offences per 1,000 people - data not yet available for new wards
  • £326,625 median house price (all types) - lower than the borough average (£330,000) 
  • 8.7% unemployment related benefits claimants - higher than the borough average (8.6%)
  • £29,457 median household income - lower than the borough average (£29,920)
  • 9.7% Universal Credit claimants in employment - lower than the borough average (9.9%)
  • 58.2% BME population - lower than the borough average (67.2%)
  • obesity amongst children in Reception - data not yet available for new wards
  • 4.0% NEET and Not Known - higher than the borough average (3.7%)

Infographic - Valence - did you know? (PDF, 150KB)

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Village ward

Did you know that Village has:

  • 12,743 residents - 9th highest in the borough
  • 3,613 under 16s - 10th highest proportion in the borough
  • 7,810 16s to 64s - 3rd lowest proportion in the borough
  • 1,320 65 and over - 4th highest proportion in the borough
  • 34 average age - older than the borough average (33)
  • male life expectancy – data not yet available for new wards
  • female life expectancy - data not yet available for new wards
  • 41.5 average attainment 8 score per pupil (GCSE) - lowest in the borough
  • 46.6% open space - higher than the borough average (26.7%) 
  • 78.8 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age - higher than the borough average (71.3)
  • 83.1 crimes per 1,000 people - lower than the borough average (83.8)
  • domestic abuse offences per 1,000 people - data not yet available for new wards
  • £321,492 median house price (all types) - lower than the borough average (£330,000) 
  • 9.4% unemployment related benefits claimants - higher than the borough average (8.6%) 
  • £26,472 median household income - lower than the borough average (£29,920)
  • 10.6% Universal Credit claimants in employment - higher than the borough average (9.9%)
  • 59.9% BME population - lower than the borough average (67.2%)
  • obesity amongst children in Reception - data not yet available for new wards
  • 5.1% NEET and Not Known – 3rd highest in the borough

Infographic - Village - did you know? (PDF, 151KB)

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Whalebone ward

Did you know that Whalebone has:

  • 13,224 residents - 7th highest in the borough
  • 3,895 under 16s - 8th highest proportion in the borough
  • 8,244 16s to 64s - 7th lowest proportion in the borough
  • 1,085 65 and over - 7th lowest proportion in the borough
  • 32 average age - younger than the borough average (33)
  • male life expectancy - data not yet available for new wards
  • female life expectancy - data not yet available for new wards
  • 47.4 average attainment 8 score per pupil (GCSE) - higher than the borough average (46.4) 
  • 10.2% open space - lower than the borough average (26.7%) 
  • 82.9 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age - 2nd highest in the borough 
  • 81.9 crimes per 1,000 people - lower than the borough average (83.8)
  • domestic abuse offences per 1,000 people - data not yet available for new wards
  • £346,900 median house price (all types) - higher than the borough average (£330,000)
  • 7.4% unemployment related benefits claimants - 2nd lowest in the borough
  • £34,091 median household income - 3rd highest in the borough
  • 9.8% Universal Credit claimants in employment - lower than the borough average (9.9%)
  • 69.5% BME population - higher than the borough average (67.2%)
  • obesity amongst children in Reception - data not yet available for new wards
  • 3.4% NEET and Not Known - lower than the borough average (3.7%)

Infographic - Whalebone - did you know? (PDF, 151KB)

Key facts

Infographic on borough stats