Socio-economic statistics for Parson’s Heath, Essex

Socio-economic statistics for Parson’s Heath, Essex
Socio-economic statistics for Parson’s Heath, Essex

Socio-economic statistics for Parson’s Heath, Essex

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

Parson's Heath Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureColchesterEssexEngland
Owned31.9%34.7%30.6%
Mortgage34.4%36.7%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)8.2%7.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.3%6.4%8.3%
Private Rented16.3%11.4%15.4%
Other2.4%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.1%1.3%

Parson's Heath Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Parson's Heath and are from the UK Census of 2011.

QualificationColchesterEssexEngland
No Qualifications19.4%23.9%22.5%
Level 114.3%16.1%13.3%
Level 216.7%17.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.4%3.8%3.6%
Level 313.8%11.6%12.4%
Level 427.2%23%27.4%
Other5.2%4.5%5.7%

Parson's 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 Parson's 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 Parson's 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Parson's 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 Parson's Heath than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitColchesterEssexEngland
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%

Parson's Heath rates 5/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Parson's Heath General Health Statistics

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

HealthColchesterEssexEngland
Very Good48.83%47.13%47.17%
Good34.83%34.94%34.22%
Fair12.09%13.10%13.12%
Bad3.29%3.74%4.25%
Very Bad0.96%1.09%1.25%

Parson's Heath Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Parson's Heath as a whole, is younger than the national average. However, population of Parson's Heath is older than the Essex average.

AgeColchesterEssexEngland
Age 0 to 46.2%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.6%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 2411.2%8%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.9%5.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.6%19.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5918.5%20.3%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.3%6.8%6%
Age 65 to 748.3%9.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.3%6.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.5%2.3%
Mean Age38.940.939.3
Median Age384139

Parson's Heath Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Parson's Heath are from the UK Census of 2011.

CountryColchesterEssexEngland
United Kingdom88.8%92.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.9%2.2%3.7%
Outside the EU6.8%4.4%9.4%

Parson's 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.

GradeColchesterEssexEngland
AB23.37%22.55%22.96%
C134.78%33.54%30.92%
C220.48%22.53%20.64%
DE21.37%21.39%25.49%


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

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