Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Statistics

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

Osea Island General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Osea Island. The percentage of residents in Osea Island rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

HealthMaldonEssexEngland
Very Good46.20%47.13%47.17%
Good35.63%34.94%34.22%
Fair13.42%13.10%13.12%
Bad3.67%3.74%4.25%
Very Bad1.08%1.09%1.25%

Osea Island 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.

GradeMaldonEssexEngland
AB24.06%22.55%22.96%
C131.43%33.54%30.92%
C225.51%22.53%20.64%
DE19.00%21.39%25.49%

Osea Island Education Statistics

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

QualificationMaldonEssexEngland
No Qualifications23.1%23.9%22.5%
Level 116%16.1%13.3%
Level 217.3%17.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.6%3.8%3.6%
Level 311.2%11.6%12.4%
Level 423.6%23%27.4%
Other4.1%4.5%5.7%

Osea Island Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureMaldonEssexEngland
Owned40%34.7%30.6%
Mortgage38.5%36.7%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)0.6%7.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.8%6.4%8.3%
Private Rented8.6%11.4%15.4%
Other1.1%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.1%1.3%

Osea Island Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Osea Island are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Osea Island 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.

CountryMaldonEssexEngland
United Kingdom96.1%92.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.2%2.2%3.7%
Outside the EU2.2%4.4%9.4%

Osea Island Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Osea Island as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Osea Island is also older than the Essex average, making Osea Island a older persons location.

AgeMaldonEssexEngland
Age 0 to 44.9%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.3%5.6%5.6%
Age 10 to146%6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.7%8%9.4%
Age 25 to 294%5.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.5%19.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.4%20.3%19.4%
Age 60 to 648.3%6.8%6%
Age 65 to 7411.3%9.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.3%6.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.5%2.5%2.3%
Mean Age4340.939.3
Median Age454139

Osea Island Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Osea Island 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 Osea Island 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 Osea Island than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitMaldonEssexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2%2.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.7%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.9%11.5%13.5%


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

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