Socio-economic statistics for Billericay, Essex

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Billericay in Basildon from UK government sources such as the 2021 Census and the Index of Multiple Deprivation. They should give you a broad snapshot of the area and the surrounding locations. Are the residents of Billericay older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Billericay and Basildon? Is Billericay an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

Billericay Unemployment Statistics

Since the introduction of Universal Credit, The Department for Work & Pensions have not issued any statistics (in our view) that can be used to ascertain the levels of unemployment or under employment in the UK, just meaningless geographic counts. However, the Office of National Statistics does publish claimant counts of people receiving out of work benefits, be that legacy Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit as a proportion of people over 16. These figures are usually updated once a month and are for Local Authority Districts and Unitary Authority Districts. So below are the figures of Basildon.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Basildon 3.4% -0.5%
East of England 3% -0.3%
England 3.8% -0.3%
UK 3.7% -0.3%
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Last Retrieved: March 2023
The 2021 census had data on people who were economically active (seeking work) yet unemployed on Census day (Sunday March 21st 2021). These statitics do cover Billericay on a ward level. However, it has to be noted that the Census day was during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and therefore are not reflective of normal levels of unemployment. For example, between March 2020 and June 2020 people claiming Universal Credit doubled in most areas of the United Kingdom and then steadily declined up to the day of the Census and beyond. This data also contains the proportion of people in part-time work (working between 1-35 hours per week), which maybe an indicator of under employment in Billericay.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 55.66%
In Part-Time Work 28.49%
Unemployed 3.53%
71.51% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Billericay

Billericay Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Burstead.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under
5 - 9 years
10 - 15 years
16 - 19 years
20 - 24 years
25 - 34 years
35 - 49 years
50 - 64 years
65 - 74 years
75 - 84 years
85 years & over

Billericay & Basildon Immigration Statistics

We have analysed the Census 2021 raw data on country of birth and compiled immigration statistics as percentages of the population. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. Below are the figures for Billericay in the Basildon local area district.

Billericay has a lower rate of immigrants than Basildon, the East of England region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Burstead 93.43% 6.57%
Basildon 88.19% 11.81%
East 85.09% 14.91%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Billericay compared to other wards in Basildon

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 St Martin's 76.59% 23.41%
2 Nethermayne 78.55% 21.45%
3 Lee Chapel North 83.17% 16.83%
4 Vange 86.17% 13.83%
5 Fryerns 86.64% 13.36%
6 Pitsea North West 87.2% 12.8%
7 Pitsea South East 87.32% 12.68%
8 Laindon Park 88.73% 11.27%
9 Langdon Hills 90.04% 9.96%
10 Billericay East 91.45% 8.55%
11 Billericay West 92.91% 7.09%
12 Crouch 93.08% 6.92%
13 Burstead 93.43% 6.57%
14 Wickford Castledon 93.66% 6.34%
15 Wickford North 93.77% 6.23%
16 Wickford Park 93.95% 6.05%
'; Billericay is ranked 13 out of 16 wards in Basildon for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

Billericay Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Billericay residents have in terms of formal qualifications as a percentage. The UK government breaks qualifications down into 7 levels. A detailed explanation of these levels can be found here. However, the Census groups these into just 4 \'levels\'. Here are some examples of the qualifications each census level represents when not stated;

  • Level 1 - GCSE grades D, E, F, or G & below
  • Level 2 - GCSE A*, A, B, C or O Level grades A, B or C
  • Level 3 - A or AS qualification at any grade
  • Level 4 - HNC, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or Phd

In this first table we have compared Billericay to the national average for England.
Level Burstead England
No Qualifications 16.13% 18.08%
Level 1 11.91% 9.69%
Level 2 16.48% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 5.77% 5.32%
Level 3 18.32% 16.92%
Level 4 28.8% 33.92%

Billericay Health Statistics

Burstead has more residents (very_good_pc-$country_health->very_good_pc, 2)%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Burstead 52.38% 32.74% 11.02% 3.03% 0.83%
Basildon 48.47% 34.22% 12.27% 3.85% 1.18%
East 48.28% 34.64% 12.5% 3.58% 1%
England 48.49% 33.71% 12.65% 3.98% 1.17%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How has the health of residents in Basildon changed since 2011?

Basildon residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 1.49% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 46.25% 34.95% 13.26% 4.21% 1.32%
2021 48.47% 34.22% 12.27% 3.85% 1.18%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How many residents own or rent their home in Billericay and Basildon

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Billericay either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 85.32 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 14.68 of Billericay residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Burstead 85.32% 14.68%
Basildon 63.25% 36.75%
East 65.23% 34.77%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Billericay has a significantly higher level of home ownership than the national average. This is indicative or an economically wealthy area.

Billericay compared to other wards in Basildon

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Burstead 85.32% 14.68%
2 Wickford Castledon 81.59% 18.41%
3 Billericay East 80.89% 19.11%
4 Billericay West 79.33% 20.67%
5 Langdon Hills 77.4% 22.6%
6 Wickford North 77.09% 22.91%
7 Crouch 74.08% 25.92%
8 Wickford Park 71.6% 28.4%
9 Laindon Park 58.42% 41.58%
10 Nethermayne 57.37% 42.63%
11 Pitsea South East 55.59% 44.41%
12 Fryerns 53.12% 46.88%
13 Pitsea North West 46.6% 53.4%
14 Lee Chapel North 44.13% 55.87%
15 St Martin's (Basildon) 43.99% 56.01%
16 Vange 41.28% 58.72%
Billericay is ranked 1 out of 16 wards in Basildon for the percentage of home owners.

What are the occupations of the residents of Billericay?

The largest employment sector in Billericay is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 21.38%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 17.98%
Associate Professional & Technical 14.66%
Administrative & Secretarial 13.59%
Skilled Trades 9.74%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 6.45%
Elementary Occupations 6.2%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 4.65%

What is the population of Billericay and Basildon?

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

Ward Population
Billericay East 12224
Billericay West 11865
Burstead 10837
Crouch 9058
Fryerns 15076
Laindon Park 13120
Langdon Hills 9249
Lee Chapel North 14806
Nethermayne 14113
Pitsea North West 13233
Pitsea South East 12268
St Martin's 10020
Vange 10721
Wickford Castledon 7643
Wickford North 13147
Wickford Park 10178
Basildon Total 187558



Last updated: 20/02/2024, Additional Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.



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