Socio-economic statistics for Balls Green, Essex

Socio-economic statistics for Balls Green, Essex
Socio-economic statistics for Balls Green, Essex

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

Balls Green Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 44.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.8%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 247%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4415.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 648.2%6%
Age 65 to 7413.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 849.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over4%2.3%
Mean Age45.739.3
Median Age4839

Balls Green General Health Statistics

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

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Very Good38.42%47.17%
Very Bad1.78%1.25%

Balls Green Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Balls Green are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Balls Green 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 Kingdom95.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.6%3.7%
Outside the EU2.1%9.4%

Balls Green Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Social Rented (Council)4.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.6%8.3%
Private Rented14.8%15.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%

Balls Green 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. Balls Green has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.


Balls Green 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.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Balls Green 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 Balls Green 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 Balls Green than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

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%

Balls Green rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Balls Green Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Balls Green and are from the UK Census of 2011. Balls Green 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 Qualifications34.3%22.5%
Level 115.2%13.3%
Level 216.2%15.2%
Level 39.5%12.4%
Level 415.9%27.4%

What is the population of Balls Green and Tendring?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Tendring including Balls Green. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Alresford & Elmstead6663
Ardleigh & Little Bromley2839
Cann Hall6493
Dovercourt All Saints6390
Dovercourt Bay3178
Dovercourt Tollgate3471
Dovercourt Vines & Parkeston3102
Harwich & Kingsway3810
Kirby Cross3070
Kirby-le-Soken & Hamford3687
Lawford, Manningtree & Mistley8311
Little Clacton2906
St Bartholomew's5853
St James7339
St John's6923
St Osyth4924
St Paul's2643
Stour Valley3081
The Bentleys & Frating3310
The Oakleys & Wix2995
Thorpe, Beaumont & Great Holland3245
Weeley & Tendring2872
West Clacton & Jaywick Sands5716
Tendring Total147353

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

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