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

Shotgate Age Distribution Statistics

AgeBasildonEssexEngland
Age 0 to 46.5%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.1%5.6%5.6%
Age 10 to146.2%6%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.1%8%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.3%5.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421%19.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.7%20.3%19.4%
Age 60 to 646%6.8%6%
Age 65 to 748.3%9.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.7%6.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.1%2.5%2.3%
Mean Age39.140.939.3
Median Age394139

Shotgate General Health Statistics

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

HealthBasildonEssexEngland
Very Good46.25%47.13%47.17%
Good34.95%34.94%34.22%
Fair13.26%13.10%13.12%
Bad4.21%3.74%4.25%
Very Bad1.32%1.09%1.25%

Shotgate Education Statistics

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

QualificationBasildonEssexEngland
No Qualifications26.6%23.9%22.5%
Level 118.4%16.1%13.3%
Level 217.6%17.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.6%3.8%3.6%
Level 310.7%11.6%12.4%
Level 418.6%23%27.4%
Other4.3%4.5%5.7%

Shotgate 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.

GradeBasildonEssexEngland
AB18.45%22.55%22.96%
C132.63%33.54%30.92%
C222.87%22.53%20.64%
DE26.06%21.39%25.49%

Shotgate Immigration Statistics

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

CountryBasildonEssexEngland
United Kingdom92.8%92.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.5%2.2%3.7%
Outside the EU5%4.4%9.4%

Shotgate Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureBasildonEssexEngland
Owned28.9%34.7%30.6%
Mortgage37%36.7%32.8%
Shared1%0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)14.2%7.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.8%6.4%8.3%
Private Rented9.4%11.4%15.4%
Other0.9%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free0.9%1.1%1.3%

Shotgate Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Shotgate 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 Shotgate is both higher than the average for Essex and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitBasildonEssexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.7%2.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.6%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)14.7%11.5%13.5%


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

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