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
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
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.
The ethnic split of Spitalfields' residents
Employment, Education & Health
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
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.
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.