Socio-economic statistics for Matching, Essex

Socio-economic statistics for Matching, Essex
Socio-economic statistics for Matching, Essex

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

Matching Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Matching are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Matching 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 ForestEngland
United Kingdom90.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.8%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.6%3.7%
Outside the EU5.7%9.4%

Matching General Health Statistics

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

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HealthEpping ForestEngland
Very Good49.26%47.17%
Very Bad1.04%1.25%

Matching 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 ForestEngland

Matching Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Matching and are from the UK Census of 2011. Matching 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 ForestEngland
No Qualifications24%22.5%
Level 115.6%13.3%
Level 216.3%15.2%
Level 311.1%12.4%
Level 425.3%27.4%

Matching Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeEpping ForestEngland
Age 0 to 45.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.7%6%
Age 65 to 749.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.3%
Mean Age41.139.3
Median Age4239

Matching 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. Matching 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 Matching 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 Matching 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 Matching 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%

Matching Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureEpping ForestEngland
Social Rented (Council)11.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.1%8.3%
Private Rented10.2%15.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%

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

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