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If you are thinking of moving to Great Wigborough 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 Great Wigborough to figures for Essex and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Great Wigborough is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Great Wigborough Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Great Wigborough as a whole, is younger than the national average. However, population of Great Wigborough is older than the Essex average.

AgeColchesterEssexEngland
Age 0 to 46.2%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.6%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 2411.2%8%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.9%5.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.6%19.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5918.5%20.3%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.3%6.8%6%
Age 65 to 748.3%9.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.3%6.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.5%2.3%
Mean Age38.940.939.3
Median Age384139

Great Wigborough Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Great Wigborough 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 Great Wigborough is both lower than the average for Essex and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Great Wigborough than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitColchesterEssexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.3%2.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.9%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.1%11.5%13.5%

Great Wigborough Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Great Wigborough are from the UK Census of 2011.

CountryColchesterEssexEngland
United Kingdom88.8%92.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.9%2.2%3.7%
Outside the EU6.8%4.4%9.4%

Great Wigborough General Health Statistics

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

HealthColchesterEssexEngland
Very Good48.83%47.13%47.17%
Good34.83%34.94%34.22%
Fair12.09%13.10%13.12%
Bad3.29%3.74%4.25%
Very Bad0.96%1.09%1.25%

Great Wigborough Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Great Wigborough and are from the UK Census of 2011.

QualificationColchesterEssexEngland
No Qualifications19.4%23.9%22.5%
Level 114.3%16.1%13.3%
Level 216.7%17.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.4%3.8%3.6%
Level 313.8%11.6%12.4%
Level 427.2%23%27.4%
Other5.2%4.5%5.7%

Great Wigborough 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.

GradeColchesterEssexEngland
AB23.37%22.55%22.96%
C134.78%33.54%30.92%
C220.48%22.53%20.64%
DE21.37%21.39%25.49%

Great Wigborough Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Great Wigborough has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Great Wigborough is a relatively affluent area.

TenureColchesterEssexEngland
Owned31.9%34.7%30.6%
Mortgage34.4%36.7%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)8.2%7.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.3%6.4%8.3%
Private Rented16.3%11.4%15.4%
Other2.4%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.1%1.3%


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

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