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

Greenstead Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Greenstead 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%

Greenstead Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Greenstead 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 Greenstead 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 Greenstead 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%

Greenstead Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Greenstead 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%

Greenstead General Health Statistics

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

Greenstead Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Greenstead has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Greenstead 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%

Greenstead Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Greenstead as a whole, is younger than the national average. However, population of Greenstead 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

Greenstead 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%


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

Do you live in Greenstead? Let us know what you think in the comments below.


  • denise

    Great place in the late 60’s and 70’s before they stared to build everywhere, like growing up in the country

  • danielle

    There is nothing wrong with greenstead I lived there from the age of 5 and Im 42 now. Alot of my old school friends still live there, plus their kids went too the same schools as their mums. As long as you dont go looking for trouble it wont look for you. In the 1980’s it did have a bad reputation when the Centurion pub was open but it has improved alot.