If you are thinking of moving to Mersea Island 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 Mersea Island to figures for Essex and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Mersea Island is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Mersea Island 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.
These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Mersea Island 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Mersea Island 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 Mersea Island than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||2.3%||2.6%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||1.9%||2.1%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||11.1%||11.5%||13.5%|
Mersea Island Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Mersea Island has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Mersea Island is a relatively affluent area.
|Social Rented (Council)||8.2%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||5.3%||8.3%|
Mersea Island 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.
Mersea Island Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Mersea Island and are from the UK Census of 2011.
Mersea Island Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Mersea Island as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Mersea Island is also older than the average, making Mersea Island a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||6.2%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.5%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.6%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.6%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||11.2%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||6.9%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||20.6%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||18.5%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||6.3%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||8.3%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||5.3%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.2%||2.3%|
Mersea Island Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Mersea Island are from the UK Census of 2011.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.5%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||3.9%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||6.8%||9.4%|
Mersea Island General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Mersea Island. The percentage of residents in Mersea Island rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Mersea Island rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Mersea Island is generally better than in the average person in England.
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.