Socio-economic statistics for Boreham, Essex

Socio-economic statistics for Boreham, Essex
Socio-economic statistics for Boreham, Essex

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

Boreham Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Boreham are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Boreham 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 Kingdom92.4%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries2%3.7%
Outside the EU4.9%9.4%

Boreham 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 Boreham 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Boreham 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 Boreham than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.2%2.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.7%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.1%11.5%13.5%

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

Boreham 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. Boreham has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.


Boreham General Health Statistics

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

Very Good50.19%47.17%
Very Bad0.81%1.25%

Boreham Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 45.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.6%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.3%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.5%6%
Age 65 to 748.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.3%2.3%
Mean Age40.139.3
Median Age4039

Boreham Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications18.9%22.5%
Level 115%13.3%
Level 217.3%15.2%
Level 312.5%12.4%
Level 428.8%27.4%

Boreham Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Social Rented (Council)2.1%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)11%8.3%
Private Rented10.9%15.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

What is the population of Boreham and Chelmsford?

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

Bicknacre and East and West Hanningfield5426
Boreham and The Leighs6582
Broomfield and The Walthams10330
Chelmer Village and Beaulieu Park11104
Chelmsford Rural West3155
Goat Hall5944
Great Baddow East8411
Great Baddow West6446
Little Baddow, Danbury and Sandon8320
Moulsham and Central12745
Moulsham Lodge5544
Patching Hall9170
Rettendon and Runwell6075
South Hanningfield, Stock and Margaretting5814
South Woodham-Chetwood and Collingwood7887
South Woodham-Elmwood and Woodville7953
Springfield North10144
St Andrews9597
The Lawns5399
Waterhouse Farm6744
Chelmsford Total179549

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

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