Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Statistics

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

New England Age Distribution Statistics

The population of New England as a whole, is older than the national average.

AgeBraintreeEssexEngland
Age 0 to 46.4%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.9%5.6%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.6%8%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.7%5.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.7%19.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.5%20.3%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.8%6.8%6%
Age 65 to 748.9%9.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.4%6.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.3%2.5%2.3%
Mean Age4040.939.3
Median Age414139

New England Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitBraintreeEssexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.4%2.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.6%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.6%11.5%13.5%

New England 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.

GradeBraintreeEssexEngland
AB20.96%22.55%22.96%
C132.37%33.54%30.92%
C225.07%22.53%20.64%
DE21.60%21.39%25.49%

New England Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of New England are from the UK Census of 2011. Since New England 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.

CountryBraintreeEssexEngland
United Kingdom94.1%92.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.3%2.2%3.7%
Outside the EU3%4.4%9.4%

New England General Health Statistics

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

HealthBraintreeEssexEngland
Very Good47.51%47.13%47.17%
Good35.69%34.94%34.22%
Fair12.44%13.10%13.12%
Bad3.43%3.74%4.25%
Very Bad0.93%1.09%1.25%

New England Education Statistics

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

QualificationBraintreeEssexEngland
No Qualifications22.8%23.9%22.5%
Level 116.5%16.1%13.3%
Level 218.1%17.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.9%3.8%3.6%
Level 312%11.6%12.4%
Level 422.2%23%27.4%
Other4.4%4.5%5.7%

New England Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureBraintreeEssexEngland
Owned30.5%34.7%30.6%
Mortgage38.1%36.7%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)3.9%7.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.6%6.4%8.3%
Private Rented12%11.4%15.4%
Other1.2%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.1%1.3%


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

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