Socio-economic statistics for Maldon, Essex

Socio-economic statistics for Maldon, Essex

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

Maldon Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Maldon North.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under4.83%
5 - 9 years4.4%
10 - 15 years5.33%
16 - 19 years2.83%
20 - 24 years4.96%
25 - 34 years10.56%
35 - 49 years14.82%
50 - 64 years20.63%
65 - 74 years12.85%
75 - 84 years12.47%
85 years & over6.32%

Maldon Unemployment Statistics

Since the introduction of Universal Credit, The Department for Work & Pensions have not issued any statistics (in our view) that can be used to ascertain the levels of unemployment or under employment in the UK, just meaningless geographic counts. However, the Office of National Statistics does publish claimant counts of people receiving out of work benefits, be that legacy Jobseeker\’s Allowance or Universal Credit as a proportion of people over 16. These figures are usually updated once a month and are for Local Authority Districts and Unitary Authority Districts. So below are the figures of Maldon.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
East of England3%-0.3%
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Last Retrieved: March 2023
The 2021 census had data on people who were economically active (seeking work) yet unemployed on Census day (Sunday March 21st 2021). These statitics do cover Maldon on a ward level. However, it has to be noted that the Census day was during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and therefore are not reflective of normal levels of unemployment. For example, between March 2020 and June 2020 people claiming Universal Credit doubled in most areas of the United Kingdom and then steadily declined up to the day of the Census and beyond. This data also contains the proportion of people in part-time work (working between 1-35 hours per week), which maybe an indicator of under employment in Maldon.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment49.64%
In Part-Time Work32.82%
67.18% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Maldon.

Maldon & Maldon Immigration Statistics

We have analysed the Census 2021 raw data on country of birth and compiled immigration statistics as percentages of the population. All percentage firgures have been rounded to two decimal places. Below are the figures for Maldon in the Maldon local area district.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Maldon North92.47%7.53%

Maldon compared to other wards in Maldon

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1Maldon North92.47%7.53%
2Maldon East93.96%6.04%
3Maldon South94.47%5.53%
4Tolleshunt D'Arcy94.94%5.06%
5Burnham-on-Crouch South95.11%4.89%
6Wickham Bishops and Woodham95.34%4.66%
7Maldon West95.56%4.44%
8Heybridge East95.56%4.44%
9Heybridge West95.67%4.33%
11Burnham-on-Crouch North95.96%4.04%
12Great Totham95.96%4.04%
Maldon is ranked 1 out of 17 wards in Maldon for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

Maldon Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Maldon residents have in terms of formal qualifications as a percentage. The UK government breaks qualifications down into 7 levels. A detailed explanation of these levels can be found here. However, the Census groups these into just 4 'levels'. Here are some examples of the qualifications each census level represents when not stated;

  • Level 1 - GCSE grades D, E, F, or G & below
  • Level 2 - GCSE A*, A, B, C or O Level grades A, B or C
  • Level 3 - A or AS qualification at any grade
  • Level 4 - HNC, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or Phd

How grim is your Postcode?
In this first table we have compared Maldon to the national average for England.
Level Maldon North England
No Qualifications21.99%18.08%
Level 111.21%9.69%
Level 213.97%13.32%
Level 314.58%16.92%
Level 428.61%33.92%

How many residents own or rent their home in Maldon and Maldon?

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Maldon either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 62.09 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 37.91 of Maldon residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Maldon North62.09%37.91%

Maldon has a higher level of home ownership than than the national average.

Maldon compared to other wards in Maldon

# Ward Owned Rented
1Wickham Bishops and Woodham85.26%14.74%
4Great Totham84.37%15.63%
7Heybridge East82.33%17.67%
8Maldon South80.78%19.22%
9Maldon West79.13%20.87%
10Burnham-on-Crouch North77.22%22.78%
12Tolleshunt D'Arcy76.69%23.31%
14Burnham-on-Crouch South67.77%32.23%
15Heybridge West67.23%32.77%
16Maldon North62.09%37.91%
17Maldon East53.81%46.19%
Maldon is ranked 16 out of 17 wards in Maldon for the percentage of home owners.

Maldon Health Statistics

Maldon North has a significantly lower proportion of residents (>5%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Maldon North42.35%35.77%16.35%4.63%0.91%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How has the health of residents in Maldon changed since 2011?

Maldon residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 0.3% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

Maldon 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.


What is the population of Maldon and Maldon?

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

Burnham-on-Crouch North4124
Burnham-on-Crouch South4097
Great Totham3981
Heybridge East4061
Heybridge West4530
Maldon East2481
Maldon North4438
Maldon South3916
Maldon West3831
Tolleshunt D'Arcy4368
Wickham Bishops and Woodham3523
Maldon Total65401

Last updated: 19/04/2021, Additional Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.

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