Socio-economic statistics for Southend, Buckinghamshire

Socio-economic statistics for Southend, Buckinghamshire
Socio-economic statistics for Southend, Buckinghamshire

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.

GradeSouth OxfordshireEngland
AB36.09%22.96%
C130.04%30.92%
C218.96%20.64%
DE14.91%25.49%

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.

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TenureSouth OxfordshireEngland
Owned37.2%30.6%
Mortgage35.8%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.8%8.3%
Private Rented11.1%15.4%
Other2.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.3%

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 average, making Southend a older persons location.

AgeSouth OxfordshireEngland
Age 0 to 46.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.9%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.5%6%
Age 65 to 749.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.5%2.3%
Mean Age40.939.3
Median Age4239

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.

HealthSouth OxfordshireEngland
Very Good52.56%47.17%
Good33.35%34.22%
Fair10.73%13.12%
Bad2.62%4.25%
Very Bad0.73%1.25%

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.

QualificationSouth OxfordshireEngland
No Qualifications16.5%22.5%
Level 112.1%13.3%
Level 214.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.8%3.6%
Level 312%12.4%
Level 436.7%27.4%
Other4%5.7%

Southend Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment figures as a percentage of the working population and has no further plans to do so. They do however publish the number of Universal Credit claimants in every local district council. We have taken the LDC that includes and compared it to the nearest councils. Please be aware that Universal Credit is a in and out of work benefit. Therefore these figures are an indicator of BOTH unemployment and underemployment. Southend is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Southend are dated . They are the last published statistics of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could 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.

BenefitSouth OxfordshireOxfordshireEngland
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 rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

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.

CountrySouth OxfordshireEngland
United Kingdom90.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.4%3.7%
Outside the EU5.2%9.4%

What is the population of Southend and South Oxfordshire?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in South Oxfordshire including Southend. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

WardPopulation
Benson & Crowmarsh8639
Berinsfield4032
Chalgrove3345
Chinnor8575
Cholsey10307
Didcot North East10245
Didcot South10256
Didcot West7777
Forest Hill & Holton3597
Garsington & Horspath3534
Goring3839
Haseley Brook4182
Henley-on-Thames11927
Kidmore End & Whitchurch3870
Sandford & the Wittenhams4033
Sonning Common7512
Thame12747
Wallingford8336
Watlington3983
Wheatley4158
Woodcote & Rotherfield8888
South Oxfordshire Total143782



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


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