Northey Island, Essex

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

Northey Island Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Northey Island are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Northey Island 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.

CountryMaldonEngland
United Kingdom96.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.2%3.7%
Outside the EU2.2%9.4%

Northey 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. Northey Island is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

How grim is your Postcode?

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Northey 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Northey 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 Northey Island than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitMaldonEssexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2%2.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.7%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.9%11.5%13.5%

Northey Island rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Northey Island Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureMaldonEngland
Owned40%30.6%
Mortgage38.5%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)0.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.8%8.3%
Private Rented8.6%15.4%
Other1.1%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

Northey Island General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Northey Island. The percentage of residents in Northey Island rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

HealthMaldonEngland
Very Good46.20%47.17%
Good35.63%34.22%
Fair13.42%13.12%
Bad3.67%4.25%
Very Bad1.08%1.25%

Northey 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.

GradeMaldonEngland
AB24.06%22.96%
C131.43%30.92%
C225.51%20.64%
DE19.00%25.49%

Northey Island Education Statistics

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

QualificationMaldonEngland
No Qualifications23.1%22.5%
Level 116%13.3%
Level 217.3%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.6%3.6%
Level 311.2%12.4%
Level 423.6%27.4%
Other4.1%5.7%

Northey Island Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeMaldonEngland
Age 0 to 44.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.3%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 294%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 648.3%6%
Age 65 to 7411.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.5%2.3%
Mean Age4339.3
Median Age4539

What is the population of Northey Island and Maldon?

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

WardPopulation
Althorne4413
Burnham-on-Crouch North4124
Burnham-on-Crouch South4097
Great Totham3981
Heybridge East4061
Heybridge West4530
Maldon East2481
Maldon North4438
Maldon South3916
Maldon West3831
Mayland4896
Purleigh3510
Southminster4713
Tillingham2390
Tollesbury2129
Tolleshunt D'Arcy4368
Wickham Bishops and Woodham3523
Maldon Total65401



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


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