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

Southend-on-Sea Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Southend-on-Sea are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Southend-on-Sea 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.

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

Southend-on-Sea Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Social Rented (Council)6.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.7%8.3%
Private Rented20.7%15.4%
Rent Free0.9%1.3%

Southend-on-Sea General Health Statistics

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

Very Good45.11%47.17%
Very Bad1.26%1.25%

Southend-on-Sea Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Southend-on-Sea and are from the UK Census of 2011. Southend-on-Sea 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.

No Qualifications24.6%22.5%
Level 116.4%13.3%
Level 217.5%15.2%
Level 311.4%12.4%
Level 421.8%27.4%

Southend-on-Sea 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-on-Sea Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Southend-on-Sea as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Southend-on-Sea is also older than the average, making Southend-on-Sea a older persons location.

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

Southend-on-Sea Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Southend-on-Sea 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-on-Sea 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)3.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)15.5%13.5%

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

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