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

South 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. South Heath has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeTendringEssexEngland
AB14.14%22.55%22.96%
C128.65%33.54%30.92%
C226.52%22.53%20.64%
DE30.69%21.39%25.49%

South Heath Education Statistics

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

QualificationTendringEssexEngland
No Qualifications34.3%23.9%22.5%
Level 115.2%16.1%13.3%
Level 216.2%17.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.1%3.8%3.6%
Level 39.5%11.6%12.4%
Level 415.9%23%27.4%
Other4.8%4.5%5.7%

South Heath Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeTendringEssexEngland
Age 0 to 44.9%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.8%5.6%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 247%8%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.1%5.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4415.3%19.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.5%20.3%19.4%
Age 60 to 648.2%6.8%6%
Age 65 to 7413.6%9.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 849.3%6.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over4%2.5%2.3%
Mean Age45.740.939.3
Median Age484139

South Heath Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureTendringEssexEngland
Owned44.6%34.7%30.6%
Mortgage29.1%36.7%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)4.8%7.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.6%6.4%8.3%
Private Rented14.8%11.4%15.4%
Other1.4%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.1%1.3%

South Heath Immigration Statistics

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

CountryTendringEssexEngland
United Kingdom95.7%92.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.6%2.2%3.7%
Outside the EU2.1%4.4%9.4%

South Heath General Health Statistics

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

HealthTendringEssexEngland
Very Good38.42%47.13%47.17%
Good35.82%34.94%34.22%
Fair18.15%13.10%13.12%
Bad5.83%3.74%4.25%
Very Bad1.78%1.09%1.25%

South Heath Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in South Heath 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 South Heath is both higher than the average for Essex and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in South Heath than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitTendringEssexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.8%2.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.6%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)18.9%11.5%13.5%


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

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