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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.

Do you live in Clacton-on-Sea? Let us know what you think in the comments below.


  • Mindthegap

    Hi yeah I lived in Clacton on sea had criminals for neighbours stole items off us and done attempted break in when we was out and done extortion of three thousand pounds off us and we nearly got run over by one of them who even mounted the kerb to do it so that was our experience of living in clacton