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

Great Wakering Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 45.2%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.6%5.6%
Age 10 to146.2%6%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.1%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.1%8%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.5%5.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.3%19.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.1%20.3%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.3%6.8%6%
Age 65 to 7410.6%9.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.9%6.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.5%2.5%2.3%
Mean Age42.340.939.3
Median Age444139

Great Wakering Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Social Rented (Council)1.2%7.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.4%6.4%8.3%
Private Rented7.6%11.4%15.4%
Rent Free0.8%1.1%1.3%

Great Wakering Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Great Wakering come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area. The rate of unemployment in Great Wakering 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 Great Wakering than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.9%2.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.5%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.5%11.5%13.5%

Great Wakering General Health Statistics

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

Very Good47.76%47.13%47.17%
Very Bad0.94%1.09%1.25%

Great Wakering Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Great Wakering are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Great Wakering 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 Kingdom96.4%92.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries0.9%2.2%3.7%
Outside the EU2.2%4.4%9.4%

Great Wakering Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Great Wakering and are from the UK Census of 2011. Great Wakering 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 Qualifications23.6%23.9%22.5%
Level 117.8%16.1%13.3%
Level 218.4%17.2%15.2%
Level 311.9%11.6%12.4%
Level 420%23%27.4%

Great Wakering 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.


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

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