Socio-economic statistics for St Lawrence, Essex

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for St Lawrence in Maldon from UK government sources such as the 2021 Census and the Index of Multiple Deprivation. They should give you a broad snapshot of the area and the surrounding locations. Are the residents of St Lawrence older than the national average or younger? What is the population of St Lawrence and Maldon? Is St Lawrence an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

How many residents own or rent their home in St Lawrence and Maldon

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in St Lawrence either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 84.48 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 15.52 of St Lawrence residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Mayland 84.48% 15.52%
Maldon 76.19% 23.81%
East 65.23% 34.77%
England 61.31% 38.69%

St Lawrence has a significantly higher level of home ownership than the national average. This is indicative or an economically wealthy area.

St Lawrence compared to other wards in Maldon

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Wickham Bishops and Woodham 85.26% 14.74%
2 Purleigh 84.53% 15.47%
3 Mayland 84.48% 15.52%
4 Great Totham 84.37% 15.63%
5 Tollesbury 83.77% 16.23%
6 Althorne 82.55% 17.45%
7 Heybridge East 82.33% 17.67%
8 Maldon South 80.78% 19.22%
9 Maldon West 79.13% 20.87%
10 Burnham-on-Crouch North 77.22% 22.78%
11 Tillingham 76.95% 23.05%
12 Tolleshunt D'Arcy 76.69% 23.31%
13 Southminster 72.33% 27.67%
14 Burnham-on-Crouch South 67.77% 32.23%
15 Heybridge West 67.23% 32.77%
16 Maldon North 62.09% 37.91%
17 Maldon East 53.81% 46.19%
St Lawrence is ranked 3 out of 17 wards in Maldon for the percentage of home owners.

What are the occupations of the residents of St Lawrence?

The largest employment sector in St Lawrence is Managers, Directors & Senior Officials. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 15.82%
Skilled Trades 15.63%
Professional Occupations 12.35%
Associate Professional & Technical 12.31%
Administrative & Secretarial 12.26%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 8.84%
Elementary Occupations 8.33%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 7.67%

St Lawrence Unemployment Statistics

Since the introduction of Universal Credit, The Department for Work & Pensions have not issued any statistics (in our view) that can be used to ascertain the levels of unemployment or under employment in the UK, just meaningless geographic counts. However, the Office of National Statistics does publish claimant counts of people receiving out of work benefits, be that legacy Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit as a proportion of people over 16. These figures are usually updated once a month and are for Local Authority Districts and Unitary Authority Districts. So below are the figures of Maldon.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Maldon 2.1% -0.5%
East of England 3% -0.3%
England 3.8% -0.3%
UK 3.7% -0.3%
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Last Retrieved: March 2023
The 2021 census had data on people who were economically active (seeking work) yet unemployed on Census day (Sunday March 21st 2021). These statitics do cover St Lawrence on a ward level. However, it has to be noted that the Census day was during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and therefore are not reflective of normal levels of unemployment. For example, between March 2020 and June 2020 people claiming Universal Credit doubled in most areas of the United Kingdom and then steadily declined up to the day of the Census and beyond. This data also contains the proportion of people in part-time work (working between 1-35 hours per week), which maybe an indicator of under employment in St Lawrence.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 56.66%
In Part-Time Work 30.49%
Unemployed 2.87%
69.51% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in St Lawrence

St Lawrence Health Statistics

Mayland has a lower proportion of residents (very_good_pc-$ward_health->very_good_pc, 2)%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Mayland 46.92% 34.99% 13.12% 4.11% 0.85%
Maldon 46.68% 35.45% 13.11% 3.76% 1.01%
East 48.28% 34.64% 12.5% 3.58% 1%
England 48.49% 33.71% 12.65% 3.98% 1.17%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How has the health of residents in Maldon changed since 2011?

Maldon residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 0.3% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 46.2% 35.63% 13.42% 3.67% 1.08%
2021 46.68% 35.45% 13.11% 3.76% 1.01%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

St Lawrence Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Mayland.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under
5 - 9 years
10 - 15 years
16 - 19 years
20 - 24 years
25 - 34 years
35 - 49 years
50 - 64 years
65 - 74 years
75 - 84 years
85 years & over

St Lawrence Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education St Lawrence residents have in terms of formal qualifications as a percentage. The UK government breaks qualifications down into 7 levels. A detailed explanation of these levels can be found here. However, the Census groups these into just 4 \'levels\'. Here are some examples of the qualifications each census level represents when not stated;

  • Level 1 - GCSE grades D, E, F, or G & below
  • Level 2 - GCSE A*, A, B, C or O Level grades A, B or C
  • Level 3 - A or AS qualification at any grade
  • Level 4 - HNC, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or Phd

In this first table we have compared St Lawrence to the national average for England.
Level Mayland England
No Qualifications 21.06% 18.08%
Level 1 11.84% 9.69%
Level 2 16.3% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 7.62% 5.32%
Level 3 19.98% 16.92%
Level 4 20.14% 33.92%

St Lawrence & Maldon Immigration Statistics

We have analysed the Census 2021 raw data on country of birth and compiled immigration statistics as percentages of the population. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. Below are the figures for St Lawrence in the Maldon local area district.

St Lawrence has a lower rate of immigrants than Maldon, the East of England region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Mayland 96.74% 3.26%
Maldon 95.54% 4.46%
East 85.09% 14.91%
England 82.65% 17.35%

St Lawrence compared to other wards in Maldon

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Maldon North 92.47% 7.53%
2 Maldon East 93.96% 6.04%
3 Maldon South 94.47% 5.53%
4 Tolleshunt D'Arcy 94.94% 5.06%
5 Burnham-on-Crouch South 95.11% 4.89%
6 Wickham Bishops and Woodham 95.34% 4.66%
7 Maldon West 95.56% 4.44%
8 Heybridge East 95.56% 4.44%
9 Heybridge West 95.67% 4.33%
10 Purleigh 95.94% 4.06%
11 Burnham-on-Crouch North 95.96% 4.04%
12 Great Totham 95.96% 4.04%
13 Althorne 96.26% 3.74%
14 Southminster 96.56% 3.44%
15 Mayland 96.74% 3.26%
16 Tollesbury 96.84% 3.16%
17 Tillingham 97.64% 2.36%
'; St Lawrence is ranked 15 out of 17 wards in Maldon for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

What is the population of St Lawrence and Maldon?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Maldon including St Lawrence. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Ward Population
Althorne 4413
Burnham-on-Crouch North 4124
Burnham-on-Crouch South 4097
Great Totham 3981
Heybridge East 4061
Heybridge West 4530
Maldon East 2481
Maldon North 4438
Maldon South 3916
Maldon West 3831
Mayland 4896
Purleigh 3510
Southminster 4713
Tillingham 2390
Tollesbury 2129
Tolleshunt D'Arcy 4368
Wickham Bishops and Woodham 3523
Maldon Total 65401



Last updated: 20/02/2024, Additional Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.



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