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

Roydon Immigration Statistics

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

CountryEpping ForestEssexEngland
United Kingdom90.9%92.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.8%0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.6%2.2%3.7%
Outside the EU5.7%4.4%9.4%

Roydon 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.

GradeEpping ForestEssexEngland
AB25.47%22.55%22.96%
C136.30%33.54%30.92%
C220.22%22.53%20.64%
DE18.01%21.39%25.49%

Roydon Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitEpping ForestEssexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.5%2.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.8%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.9%11.5%13.5%

Roydon Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureEpping ForestEssexEngland
Owned34.8%34.7%30.6%
Mortgage37.5%36.7%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)11.9%7.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.1%6.4%8.3%
Private Rented10.2%11.4%15.4%
Other0.8%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.1%1.3%

Roydon Education Statistics

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

QualificationEpping ForestEssexEngland
No Qualifications24%23.9%22.5%
Level 115.6%16.1%13.3%
Level 216.3%17.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.3%3.8%3.6%
Level 311.1%11.6%12.4%
Level 425.3%23%27.4%
Other4.5%4.5%5.7%

Roydon General Health Statistics

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

HealthEpping ForestEssexEngland
Very Good49.26%47.13%47.17%
Good33.75%34.94%34.22%
Fair12.38%13.10%13.12%
Bad3.56%3.74%4.25%
Very Bad1.04%1.09%1.25%

Roydon Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeEpping ForestEssexEngland
Age 0 to 45.9%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.6%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.5%8%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.3%5.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.5%19.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921%20.3%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.7%6.8%6%
Age 65 to 749.2%9.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.2%6.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.5%2.3%
Mean Age41.140.939.3
Median Age424139



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

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