If you are thinking of moving to Old Heath 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 Old Heath to figures for Essex and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Old Heath is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Old Heath Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Old Heath has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Old Heath is a relatively affluent area.
|Social Rented (Council)||8.2%||7.9%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||5.3%||6.4%||8.3%|
Old Heath General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Old Heath. The percentage of residents in Old Heath rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Old Heath rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Old Heath is generally better than in the average person in England.
Old Heath Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Old Heath and are from the UK Census of 2011.
Old Heath Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Old Heath are from the UK Census of 2011.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.5%||0.7%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||3.9%||2.2%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||6.8%||4.4%||9.4%|
Old Heath Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Old Heath as a whole, is younger than the national average. However, population of Old Heath is older than the Essex average.
|Age 0 to 4||6.2%||5.9%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.5%||5.6%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.6%||6%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.6%||3.9%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||11.2%||8%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||6.9%||5.6%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||20.6%||19.8%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||18.5%||20.3%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||6.3%||6.8%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||8.3%||9.6%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||5.3%||6.2%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.2%||2.5%||2.3%|
Old Heath 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 Old Heath 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 Old Heath 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 Old Heath 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 Old Heath 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%|
Old Heath 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.
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.