Socio-economic statistics for Dry Street, Essex

Socio-economic statistics for Dry Street, Essex
Socio-economic statistics for Dry Street, Essex

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

Dry Street 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.


Dry Street 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. Dry Street is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

How grim is your Postcode?

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Dry Street 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Dry Street is both higher than the average for Essex and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.7%2.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.6%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)14.7%11.5%13.5%

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

Dry Street Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Dry Street and are from the UK Census of 2011. Dry Street 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 Qualifications26.6%22.5%
Level 118.4%13.3%
Level 217.6%15.2%
Level 310.7%12.4%
Level 418.6%27.4%

Dry Street General Health Statistics

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

Very Good46.25%47.17%
Very Bad1.32%1.25%

Dry Street Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Dry Street are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Dry Street 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 Kingdom92.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.5%3.7%
Outside the EU5%9.4%

Dry Street Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Social Rented (Council)14.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.8%8.3%
Private Rented9.4%15.4%
Rent Free0.9%1.3%

Dry Street Age Distribution Statistics

Age 0 to 46.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.1%5.6%
Age 10 to146.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 646%6%
Age 65 to 748.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.1%2.3%
Mean Age39.139.3
Median Age3939

What is the population of Dry Street and Basildon?

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

Billericay East12224
Billericay West11865
Laindon Park13120
Langdon Hills9249
Lee Chapel North14806
Pitsea North West13233
Pitsea South East12268
St Martin's10020
Wickford Castledon7643
Wickford North13147
Wickford Park10178
Basildon Total187558

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

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