Socio-economic statistics for Ballards Gore, Essex

Socio-economic statistics for Ballards Gore, Essex
Socio-economic statistics for Ballards Gore, Essex

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

Ballards Gore Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment figures as a percentage of the working population and has no further plans to do so. They do however publish the number of Universal Credit claimants in every local district council. We have taken the LDC that includes and compared it to the nearest councils. Please be aware that Universal Credit is a in and out of work benefit. Therefore these figures are an indicator of BOTH unemployment and underemployment.

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Ballards Gore are dated . They are the last published statistics of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment in Ballards Gore 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 Ballards Gore than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.9%2.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.5%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.5%11.5%13.5%

Ballards Gore rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Ballards Gore Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications23.6%22.5%
Level 117.8%13.3%
Level 218.4%15.2%
Level 311.9%12.4%
Level 420%27.4%

Ballards Gore General Health Statistics

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

Very Good47.76%47.17%
Very Bad0.94%1.25%

Ballards Gore Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Social Rented (Council)1.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.4%8.3%
Private Rented7.6%15.4%
Rent Free0.8%1.3%

Ballards Gore Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Ballards Gore are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Ballards Gore 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.

United Kingdom96.4%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries0.9%3.7%
Outside the EU2.2%9.4%

Ballards Gore Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Ballards Gore as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Ballards Gore is also older than the average, making Ballards Gore a older persons location.

Age 0 to 45.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.6%
Age 10 to146.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.1%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.3%6%
Age 65 to 7410.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.5%2.3%
Mean Age42.339.3
Median Age4439

Ballards Gore 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.


What is the population of Ballards Gore and Rochford?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Rochford including Ballards Gore. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Downhall and Rawreth7141
Foulness and The Wakerings7033
Hawkwell East6169
Hawkwell West6785
Hockley and Ashingdon6766
Roche North and Rural7072
Roche South6357
Sweyne Park and Grange6691
Rochford Total87627

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

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