Socio-economic statistics for Bocking’s Elm, Essex

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Bocking's Elm in Tendring 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 Bocking's Elm older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Bocking's Elm and Tendring? Is Bocking's Elm an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

Bocking's Elm Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in St Osyth.
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

Bocking's Elm 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 Tendring.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Tendring 4.1% -0.8%
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 Bocking's Elm 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 Bocking's Elm.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 41.91%
In Part-Time Work 33.97%
Unemployed 5.91%
66.03% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Bocking's Elm

How many residents own or rent their home in Bocking's Elm and Tendring

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Bocking's Elm either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 74.27 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 25.73 of Bocking's Elm residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
St Osyth 74.27% 25.73%
Tendring 71.48% 28.52%
East 65.23% 34.77%
England 61.31% 38.69%

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

Bocking's Elm compared to other wards in Tendring

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Little Clacton 88.16% 11.84%
2 St Bartholomew's (Tendring) 85.3% 14.7%
3 Alresford & Elmstead 84.61% 15.39%
4 Weeley & Tendring 84.35% 15.66%
5 Eastcliff (Tendring) 83.37% 16.63%
6 Thorpe, Beaumont & Great Holland 83.24% 16.76%
7 The Bentleys & Frating 83.15% 16.85%
8 Kirby-le-Soken & Hamford 82.97% 17.03%
9 Stour Valley 82.35% 17.65%
10 The Oakleys & Wix 82.08% 17.92%
11 Burrsville 81.25% 18.75%
12 Kirby Cross 80.46% 19.54%
13 Ardleigh & Little Bromley 80.03% 19.97%
14 Dovercourt Tollgate 79.47% 20.53%
15 Frinton 78.84% 21.16%
16 St Osyth 74.27% 25.73%
17 Brightlingsea 73.57% 26.43%
18 Cann Hall (Tendring) 70.91% 29.09%
19 St Paul's (Tendring) 70.54% 29.46%
20 Lawford, Manningtree & Mistley 70.46% 29.54%
21 Dovercourt All Saints 68.95% 31.05%
22 Homelands 67.98% 32.02%
23 St John's (Tendring) 67.11% 32.89%
24 Dovercourt Vines & Parkeston 66.88% 33.12%
25 West Clacton & Jaywick Sands 65.52% 34.48%
26 Walton (Tendring) 64.33% 35.67%
27 St James (Tendring) 59.82% 40.18%
28 Dovercourt Bay 58.51% 41.49%
29 Coppins 56.82% 43.18%
30 Bluehouse 55.56% 44.44%
31 Harwich & Kingsway 44.28% 55.72%
32 Pier 40.12% 59.88%
Bocking's Elm is ranked 16 out of 32 wards in Tendring for the percentage of home owners.

What are the occupations of the residents of Bocking's Elm?

The largest employment sector in Bocking's Elm is Skilled Trades. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Skilled Trades 18.58%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 15.64%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 12.91%
Professional Occupations 10.29%
Elementary Occupations 9.61%
Associate Professional & Technical 9.5%
Administrative & Secretarial 9.29%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 7.14%

Bocking's Elm & Tendring 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 Bocking's Elm in the Tendring local area district.

Bocking's Elm has a lower rate of immigrants than Tendring, the East of England region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
St Osyth 96.46% 3.54%
Tendring 94.96% 5.04%
East 85.09% 14.91%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Bocking's Elm compared to other wards in Tendring

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Pier 89.19% 10.81%
2 Ardleigh & Little Bromley 91.57% 8.43%
3 Harwich & Kingsway 92.69% 7.31%
4 St Paul's 92.8% 7.2%
5 St James 92.96% 7.04%
6 Walton 93.72% 6.28%
7 Coppins 93.81% 6.19%
8 St John's 94.09% 5.91%
9 Homelands 94.47% 5.53%
10 West Clacton & Jaywick Sands 94.67% 5.33%
11 Frinton 94.82% 5.18%
12 Weeley & Tendring 94.84% 5.16%
13 Dovercourt Bay 94.84% 5.16%
14 Alresford & Elmstead 95.13% 4.87%
15 Lawford, Manningtree & Mistley 95.23% 4.77%
16 Bluehouse 95.38% 4.62%
17 Eastcliff 95.39% 4.61%
18 Kirby-le-Soken & Hamford 95.4% 4.6%
19 Brightlingsea 95.51% 4.49%
20 Burrsville 95.54% 4.46%
21 Cann Hall 95.66% 4.35%
22 Dovercourt Vines & Parkeston 95.77% 4.23%
23 Dovercourt Tollgate 95.84% 4.16%
24 The Bentleys & Frating 95.97% 4.03%
25 Stour Valley 95.98% 4.02%
26 Thorpe, Beaumont & Great Holland 96.21% 3.79%
27 St Bartholomew's 96.22% 3.78%
28 The Oakleys & Wix 96.22% 3.78%
29 Dovercourt All Saints 96.27% 3.73%
30 St Osyth 96.46% 3.54%
31 Kirby Cross 96.65% 3.35%
32 Little Clacton 97.06% 2.94%
'; Bocking's Elm is ranked 30 out of 32 wards in Tendring for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

Bocking's Elm Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Bocking's Elm 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 Bocking's Elm to the national average for England.
Level St Osyth England
No Qualifications 31.91% 18.08%
Level 1 13.01% 9.69%
Level 2 12.74% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 7.21% 5.32%
Level 3 14.44% 16.92%
Level 4 17.25% 33.92%

Bocking's Elm Health Statistics

St Osyth has a significantly lower proportion of residents (>5%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
St Osyth 37.53% 34.2% 18.91% 6.83% 2.53%
Tendring 39.44% 35.62% 17.17% 6% 1.77%
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 Tendring changed since 2011?

Tendring residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 0.82% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 38.42% 35.82% 18.15% 5.83% 1.78%
2021 39.44% 35.62% 17.17% 6% 1.77%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

What is the population of Bocking's Elm and Tendring?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Tendring including Bocking's Elm. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Ward Population
Alresford & Elmstead 6663
Ardleigh & Little Bromley 2839
Bluehouse 5454
Brightlingsea 8722
Burrsville 5197
Cann Hall 6493
Coppins 7572
Dovercourt All Saints 6390
Dovercourt Bay 3178
Dovercourt Tollgate 3471
Dovercourt Vines & Parkeston 3102
Eastcliff 2965
Frinton 5398
Harwich & Kingsway 3810
Homelands 3412
Kirby Cross 3070
Kirby-le-Soken & Hamford 3687
Lawford, Manningtree & Mistley 8311
Little Clacton 2906
Pier 2645
St Bartholomew's 5853
St James 7339
St John's 6923
St Osyth 4924
St Paul's 2643
Stour Valley 3081
The Bentleys & Frating 3310
The Oakleys & Wix 2995
Thorpe, Beaumont & Great Holland 3245
Walton 3167
Weeley & Tendring 2872
West Clacton & Jaywick Sands 5716
Tendring Total 147353



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



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