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

Little Wakering Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Little Wakering are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Little 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.

CountryRochfordEssexEngland
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%

Little 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.

GradeRochfordEssexEngland
AB23.04%22.55%22.96%
C137.53%33.54%30.92%
C223.65%22.53%20.64%
DE15.78%21.39%25.49%

Little Wakering Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureRochfordEssexEngland
Owned41.5%34.7%30.6%
Mortgage41.4%36.7%32.8%
Shared0.2%0.6%0.8%
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%
Other0.9%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free0.8%1.1%1.3%

Little Wakering Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Little 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 Little 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 Little Wakering than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitRochfordEssexEngland
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%

Little Wakering General Health Statistics

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

HealthRochfordEssexEngland
Very Good47.76%47.13%47.17%
Good34.92%34.94%34.22%
Fair13.01%13.10%13.12%
Bad3.38%3.74%4.25%
Very Bad0.94%1.09%1.25%

Little Wakering Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeRochfordEssexEngland
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

Little Wakering Education Statistics

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

QualificationRochfordEssexEngland
No Qualifications23.6%23.9%22.5%
Level 117.8%16.1%13.3%
Level 218.4%17.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.3%3.8%3.6%
Level 311.9%11.6%12.4%
Level 420%23%27.4%
Other4%4.5%5.7%



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

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