If you are thinking of moving to Osea 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 Osea Island to figures for Essex and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Osea Island is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Osea Island Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Osea Island and are from the UK Census of 2011. Osea 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.
Osea 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.
Osea Island Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Osea Island as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Osea Island is also older than the Essex average, making Osea Island a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||4.9%||5.9%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.3%||5.6%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||6%||6%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.8%||3.9%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||6.7%||8%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||4%||5.6%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||18.5%||19.8%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||22.4%||20.3%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||8.3%||6.8%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||11.3%||9.6%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||6.3%||6.2%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.5%||2.5%||2.3%|
Osea Island General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Osea Island. The percentage of residents in Osea Island rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.
Osea Island Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Osea Island has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Osea Island is a relatively affluent area.
|Social Rented (Council)||0.6%||7.9%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||9.8%||6.4%||8.3%|
Osea Island Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Osea Island are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Osea 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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.5%||0.7%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||1.2%||2.2%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||2.2%||4.4%||9.4%|
Osea 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 Osea Island 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. Osea Island 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 Osea 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 Osea 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 Osea Island than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.
|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%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.