Inhabitants and Housing

Spitalfields neighbourhood plan area has a resident population of 6,572 which represents 2.3% of the population of Tower Hamlets (which is 295,200). Spitalfields's resident population is 45.2% female and 54.8% male.

There are 3,779 persons on the electoral register.

The area has 2,616 households, which represent 2.58% of Tower Hamlets's 101,257 households.

The largest number of households lives in 'Number of all households - Private rented: Private
landlord or letting agency' accommodation with 44.3% of Spitalfields households. That compares
with 30.8% for Tower Hamlets London borough as a whole and 15.4% for London.

The second largest number of households lives in 'Percentage of all households - Social rented:
Other' accommodation with 21.7% of the neighbourhood plan area's households. That compares
with 22.3% for the London borough as a whole and 8.3% for London.

The household split by tenure is shown below.

Household Split by Tenure

Spitalfields neighbourhood area has 2,616 households, which represent 2.6% of Tower Hamlets's 101,257 households.

Age and Ethnic Demographics

The mean age of the Spitalfields neighbourhood plan area population is 32 years compared to a
mean age of 31 years for residents in the whole of Tower Hamlets . The predominant age band in
Spitalfields is 'Age 30 to 44' which represents 28.76% of the total neighbourhood plan area
population.

Spitalfields has 194 households with dependent children aged 0 to 4 . That represents 7.42% of
the neighbourhood plan area's households.

389 households in the neighbourhood plan area have dependent children of all ages . That
represents 14.87% of the neighbourhood plan area's households.

The largest ethnic group in Spitalfields is 'Number of usual residents who are White' with 52.6% of
the neighbourhood plan area's population. That compares with a figure of 45.2% for Tower Hamlets
London borough as a whole and 85.4% for London .

The second largest ethnic group is 'Number of usual residents who are Asian/Asian British' with
37.8% of the neighbourhood plan area's population. That compares with 41.1% for the London
borough as a whole and 18.5% for London.

Age Structure

Source: National Census 2011

The ethnic split of Spitalfields' residents

Source and categories used: National Census (2011)

Employment, Education & Health

Employment

The first chart provides a breakdown of Spitalfields neighbourhood plan area by socio-economic
classification for all residents aged 16 – 74.

The National Statistics Socio-economic Classification (NS-SEC) provides an indication of socioeconomic
position based on occupation. It is an Office for National Statistics standard classification.

To assign a person aged 16 to 74 to an NS-SEC category their occupation title is combined with
information about their employment status, whether they are employed or self-employed, and
whether or not they supervise other employees. Full-time students are recorded in the' full-time
students' category regardless of whether they are economically active or not.

The largest group is National Statistics Socio-Economic Classification - 2. Lower managerial,
administrative and professional occupations representing 24.41% of the neighbourhood plan area's
population.

Education

51.70% of Spitalfields's residents have achieved level 4 qualifications and above compared to
41.00% in Tower Hamlets as a whole and 13.59% of Spitalfields's residents have no qualifications
compared to 20.00% in Tower Hamlets.

This information is shown on the second chart.

Health

Spitalfields has 241 (4.0%) residents that report being in bad health and 86 (1.4%) residents that
report being in very bad health.

Its ranking for the number of residents in very bad health is 4 (out of 5 Neighbourhood plan areas)
within Tower Hamlets.

This information is shown in the third and final chart.

 Source: National Census (2011)

Source: National Census (2011)

 Source: National Census (2011)

Source: National Census (2011)

 Source: National Census (2011)

Source: National Census (2011)