Socio-economic statistics for Canvey Island, Essex

Socio-economic statistics for Canvey Island, Essex
Socio-economic statistics for Canvey Island, Essex

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

Canvey Island Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureCastle PointEngland
Social Rented (Council)4%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)1.4%8.3%
Private Rented9.8%15.4%
Rent Free0.9%1.3%

Canvey Island Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Canvey Island are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Canvey Island 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.

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CountryCastle PointEngland
United Kingdom96.4%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries0.9%3.7%
Outside the EU2.1%9.4%

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

GradeCastle PointEngland

Canvey Island General Health Statistics

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

HealthCastle PointEngland
Very Good43.49%47.17%
Very Bad1.26%1.25%

Canvey Island 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 Canvey Island 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Canvey Island than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitCastle PointEssexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.6%2.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.3%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)12%11.5%13.5%

Canvey Island Education Statistics

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

QualificationCastle PointEngland
No Qualifications29.9%22.5%
Level 118%13.3%
Level 217.8%15.2%
Level 310.6%12.4%
Level 414.6%27.4%

Canvey Island Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeCastle PointEngland
Age 0 to 44.7%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.6%
Age 10 to145.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.8%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 648.1%6%
Age 65 to 7411.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 847%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.3%
Mean Age43.239.3
Median Age4539

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

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