If you are thinking of moving to Southend 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 Southend to figures for Buckinghamshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Southend is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Southend 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. Southend has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
Southend Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Southend as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Southend is also older than the Oxfordshire average, making Southend a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||6.1%||6.3%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.9%||5.5%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||6.1%||5.7%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.7%||3.6%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||6.6%||10.2%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||5.3%||7.2%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||20.5%||20.7%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||21%||19.2%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||6.5%||5.8%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||9.7%||8.3%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||5.9%||5.3%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.5%||2.3%||2.3%|
Southend Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Southend and are from the UK Census of 2011. Southend has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Southend also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Southend are better educated than the average England citizen.
Southend Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Southend 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 Southend is both lower than the average for Oxfordshire 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 Southend than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||1.1%||1.4%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||1%||1.4%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||6.4%||7.6%||13.5%|
Southend General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Southend. The percentage of residents in Southend rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Southend rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Southend is generally better than in the average person in England.
Southend Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Southend has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Southend is a relatively affluent area.
|Social Rented (Council)||1.6%||4.6%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||9.8%||9.7%||8.3%|
Southend Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Southend are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Southend 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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.6%||0.7%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||3.4%||4.7%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||5.2%||8.8%||9.4%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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