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If you are thinking of moving to Clacton-on-Sea or just want to know a what the area is like, the statistics on this page should give you a good introduction. They cover a range of socio-economic factors so you can compare Clacton-on-Sea to figures for Essex and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Clacton-on-Sea is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Clacton-on-Sea Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Clacton-on-Sea come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area. The rate of unemployment in Clacton-on-Sea is both higher than the average for Essex and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in Clacton-on-Sea than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitTendringEssexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.8%2.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.6%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)18.9%11.5%13.5%

Clacton-on-Sea Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Clacton-on-Sea as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Clacton-on-Sea is also older than the Essex average, making Clacton-on-Sea a older persons location.

AgeTendringEssexEngland
Age 0 to 44.9%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.8%5.6%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 247%8%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.1%5.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4415.3%19.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.5%20.3%19.4%
Age 60 to 648.2%6.8%6%
Age 65 to 7413.6%9.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 849.3%6.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over4%2.5%2.3%
Mean Age45.740.939.3
Median Age484139

Clacton-on-Sea Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Clacton-on-Sea and are from the UK Census of 2011. Clacton-on-Sea has a high level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.

QualificationTendringEssexEngland
No Qualifications34.3%23.9%22.5%
Level 115.2%16.1%13.3%
Level 216.2%17.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.1%3.8%3.6%
Level 39.5%11.6%12.4%
Level 415.9%23%27.4%
Other4.8%4.5%5.7%

Clacton-on-Sea Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Clacton-on-Sea are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Clacton-on-Sea has a higher level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a lower rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does not have a significant immigrant population.

CountryTendringEssexEngland
United Kingdom95.7%92.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.6%2.2%3.7%
Outside the EU2.1%4.4%9.4%

Clacton-on-Sea Social Grade & Occcupation Statistics

Social grade is a classification based on occupation and it enables a household and all its members to be classified according to the job of the main income earner. Clacton-on-Sea has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeTendringEssexEngland
AB14.14%22.55%22.96%
C128.65%33.54%30.92%
C226.52%22.53%20.64%
DE30.69%21.39%25.49%

Clacton-on-Sea General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Clacton-on-Sea. The percentage of residents in Clacton-on-Sea rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Clacton-on-Sea rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Clacton-on-Sea is generally worse than in the average person in England.

HealthTendringEssexEngland
Very Good38.42%47.13%47.17%
Good35.82%34.94%34.22%
Fair18.15%13.10%13.12%
Bad5.83%3.74%4.25%
Very Bad1.78%1.09%1.25%

Clacton-on-Sea Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureTendringEssexEngland
Owned44.6%34.7%30.6%
Mortgage29.1%36.7%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)4.8%7.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.6%6.4%8.3%
Private Rented14.8%11.4%15.4%
Other1.4%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.1%1.3%


Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.

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