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 Lewisham 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 Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Southend as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Southend is also older than the average, making Southend a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||8%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||6%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.5%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.5%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||10%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||9.6%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||27.1%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||17.3%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||3.5%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||4.9%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||3.3%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||1.2%||2.3%|
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 Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Southend are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Southend has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.
|Rebublic of Ireland||1.4%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||7.6%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||24.7%||9.4%|
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 higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||4.6%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||2.9%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||15.8%||13.5%|
Southend Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Southend has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Southend is an economically deprived area.Since all home ownership is lower than the national average and all rented accommodation levels are higher than the national average, this also suggests an area of economic deprivation
|Social Rented (Council)||15.6%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||15.5%||8.3%|
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 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.
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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