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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.7%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||3.1%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||6%||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%|
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.
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.
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 4||6.5%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.4%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.9%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.7%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||7.8%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||6.5%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||21.3%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||19.2%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||6%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||8.7%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||6.1%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||3%||2.3%|
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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