Fairfield, Wandsworth: Wandsworth 012D

What type of jobs do the people that live here have and what levels of unemployment are there?

Wandsworth 012D sits within the Fairfield ward under the local district authority of Wandsworth.

The data on this page shows what socio-economic employment category people living here fall into (in orange) and what the level of unemployment is in the area. This area is compared against the average across London (blue) for reference.

Broadly speaking, the higher the orange bars are on the left of the chart shows more people working in higher paid professions in this area; with jobs having less pay and responsibility on the right hand side (all the way down to full time students).

At the bottom of the page you can also check unemployment percentages against the wider region as well.

Employment classifications for Fairfield: Wandsworth 012D

23.7% of people living here are employed in higher managerial and professional occupations - this is 10.5% more people than the average for London.

Often people employed in this category earn a higher than average income - the jobs that would fall into this category include doctors and senior management of bigger companies etc.

The chart above shows the employment classications for the people living in Wandsworth 012D compared against London.

This provides information about the National Statistics Socio-economic Classification (NS-SeC) of usual residents aged 16 to 74, for England and Wales as at census day, 27 March 2011.

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 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.

Wandsworth 012D London Difference
Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations 23.7 % 13.2 % 80 %
Lower professional, administrative and technical occupations 30.4 % 19.3 % 58 %
Intermediate occupations 9.7 % 9.9 % 1 %
Employers in small organisations 4.4 % 7.9 % 44 %
Lower supervisory and technical occupations 3.2 % 4.2 % 24 %
Semi-routine occupations 6.3 % 8.7 % 27 %
Routine occupations 4.2 % 6.2 % 31 %
Full time students 5.8 % 9.6 % 39 %

The larger the percentage numbers in the coloured boxes, the bigger the difference between the two areas.

If a higher than average number of people fall within the employment classification, the box will be shown in green.

Employment classification definitions

Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations


People who employ others (and so assume some degree of control over them) in enterprises employing 25 or more people, and who delegate some part of their managerial and entrepreneurial functions to salaried staff.

Higher professionals who are also large employers.


Positions in which there is a service relationship with the employer, and which involve general planning and supervision of operations on behalf of the employer.


Positions, whether occupied by employers, the self-employed or employees, that cover all types of higher professional work.

Lower professional, administrative and technical occupations


Positions, whether occupied by employers, the self-employed or employees, that cover lower professional and higher technical occupations.


Employees in these groups generally plan and supervise operations on behalf of the employer under the direction of senior managers.


These positions involve formal and immediate supervision of others, and primarily cover intermediate occupations.

Intermediate occupations


Positions in clerical, sales, service and intermediate technical occupations that do not involve general planning or supervisory powers.

They do not usually involve any exercise of authority (other than in applying standardised rules and procedures where discretion is minimal) and are subject to quite detailed bureaucratic regulation.

Employers in small organisations


People, other than higher or lower professionals, who employ others and so assume some degree of control over them.

These employers carry out all or most of the entrepreneurial and managerial functions of the enterprise and have fewer than 25 employees.

Employers in small establishments, although they employ others, do not usually delegate most of their managerial or entrepreneurial functions to them.

Small employers remain essentially in direct control of their enterprises.

It is likely that the majority of small employers have only one or two, or at most ten employees.

The distinction between large and small employers is made by applying a size rule of 25 employees.


Self-employed positions in which people are engaged in any (non-professional) trade, personal service, or semi-routine, routine or other occupation but have no employees other than family workers.

Lower supervisory and technical occupations


Operationally, these positions are distinguished most easily by having a job title (‘foreman’ or ‘supervisor’).


Lower technical craft occupations and lower technical process operative occupations - are likely to have some work autonomy when compared to L12 and L13.

Semi-routine occupations


The work involved requires at least some element of employee discretion.

Routine occupations


These positions have the least need for employee discretion.

Never worked and long-term unemployed


Positions that involve involuntary exclusion from the labour market, specifically:

  • those who have never been in paid employment but would wish to be.
  • those who have been unemployed for an extended period while still seeking or wanting work.

Full-time students


People over 16 who are engaged in full-time courses of study in secondary, tertiary or higher education institutions.

What employment classification do the people living here fit into?

In the table below, green boxes show that more of the people living in this area fall into this employment category than the wider population in this region.

Conversely, red boxes signify that fewer people work in the employment category, compared against the wider region.

What's the unemployment like in this area?

People who are unable to find work are more likely to face financial hardship so it is better to have as many people of working age being able to find suitable jobs.

23.7% of people living here have never worked or are long term unemployed - this is 2.5% fewer people than the average for London.

This shows the long term unemployed people living in the area, as well as the percentage of people who have never worked.

It is a good sign when more people are employed in an area - so we show green boxes if this area has more people in employment than the regional average.

Wandsworth 012D London Difference
Never worked and long term unemployed 4.4 % 6.9 % 37 %
Never worked 2.7 % 5.2 % 48 %
Long term unemployed 1.7 % 1.7 % 1 %

What roads make up this area?

The residents of following roads fall within the catchment that make up this data set:

  • Cologne Road
  • Garrick Close
  • Harbut Road
  • Haydon Way
  • Nantes Close
  • Pembrook Mews
  • Plough Road
  • Rochelle Close
  • Turenne Close

Other areas within Fairfield, Wandsworth