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

Southchurch 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.

GradeSouthend-on-SeaEngland
AB19.93%22.96%
C134.87%30.92%
C221.33%20.64%
DE23.87%25.49%

Southchurch Education Statistics

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

QualificationSouthend-on-SeaEngland
No Qualifications24.6%22.5%
Level 116.4%13.3%
Level 217.5%15.2%
Apprenticeship3%3.6%
Level 311.4%12.4%
Level 421.8%27.4%
Other5.3%5.7%

Southchurch Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSouthend-on-SeaEngland
Age 0 to 46.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 646%6%
Age 65 to 748.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.1%5.5%
Age 85 and over3%2.3%
Mean Age40.239.3
Median Age4039

Southchurch Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitSouthend-on-SeaEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)15.5%13.5%

Southchurch Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSouthend-on-SeaEngland
Owned30.7%30.6%
Mortgage34.4%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)6.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.7%8.3%
Private Rented20.7%15.4%
Other1.3%1.4%
Rent Free0.9%1.3%

Southchurch Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySouthend-on-SeaEngland
United Kingdom90.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.1%3.7%
Outside the EU6%9.4%

Southchurch General Health Statistics

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

HealthSouthend-on-SeaEngland
Very Good45.11%47.17%
Good35.09%34.22%
Fair14.06%13.12%
Bad4.48%4.25%
Very Bad1.26%1.25%


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

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