Socio-economic statistics for Lower Sheering, Essex

Socio-economic statistics for Lower Sheering, Essex
Socio-economic statistics for Lower Sheering, Essex

Socio-economic statistics for Lower Sheering, Essex

Statistics

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

Lower Sheering Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureEpping ForestEssexEngland
Owned34.8%34.7%30.6%
Mortgage37.5%36.7%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)11.9%7.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.1%6.4%8.3%
Private Rented10.2%11.4%15.4%
Other0.8%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.1%1.3%

Lower Sheering Age Distribution Statistics

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

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AgeEpping ForestEssexEngland
Age 0 to 45.9%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.6%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.5%8%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.3%5.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.5%19.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921%20.3%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.7%6.8%6%
Age 65 to 749.2%9.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.2%6.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.5%2.3%
Mean Age41.140.939.3
Median Age424139

Lower Sheering Education Statistics

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

QualificationEpping ForestEssexEngland
No Qualifications24%23.9%22.5%
Level 115.6%16.1%13.3%
Level 216.3%17.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.3%3.8%3.6%
Level 311.1%11.6%12.4%
Level 425.3%23%27.4%
Other4.5%4.5%5.7%

Lower Sheering General Health Statistics

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

HealthEpping ForestEssexEngland
Very Good49.26%47.13%47.17%
Good33.75%34.94%34.22%
Fair12.38%13.10%13.12%
Bad3.56%3.74%4.25%
Very Bad1.04%1.09%1.25%

Lower Sheering Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Lower Sheering are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Lower Sheering 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.

CountryEpping ForestEssexEngland
United Kingdom90.9%92.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.8%0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.6%2.2%3.7%
Outside the EU5.7%4.4%9.4%

Lower Sheering 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.

GradeEpping ForestEssexEngland
AB25.47%22.55%22.96%
C136.30%33.54%30.92%
C220.22%22.53%20.64%
DE18.01%21.39%25.49%

Lower Sheering 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 Lower Sheering 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. Lower Sheering is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Lower Sheering 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 Lower Sheering 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 Lower Sheering than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitEpping ForestEssexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.5%2.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.8%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.9%11.5%13.5%


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

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