Overview

Did you know that Barking and Dagenham has:

  • 218,900 residents - 11th smallest population in London
  • 53,700 under 15s - highest proportion in England and Wales
  • 145,900 15 to 64s - 9th lowest proportion in London
  • 19,000 over 65’s - 6th lowest proportion in London
  • 32.7 average age - lower than London average (35.8)
  • 58.1 male healthy life expectancy - lowest in London
  • 60.1 female healthy life expectancy - below London average (65.0)
  • 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
  • 94.0 crimes per 1,000 people - lower than London average (94.7)
  • 16.1 domestic abuse offences per 1,000 people - highest in London
  • £338,500 average house price - lowest in London
  • 6.8% unemployment - 10th highest in the country
  • 67.6% employment - 3rd lowest in the country
  • 9.3% 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
  • 2.8% NEET and Not Known - below London average (2.9%)

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