The High, Essex

Statistics

If you are thinking of moving to The High 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 The High to figures for Essex and nationally. These statistics can tell you if The High is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

The High General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for The High. The percentage of residents in The High rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

HealthHarlowEssexEngland
Very Good45.11%47.13%47.17%
Good35.85%34.94%34.22%
Fair13.67%13.10%13.12%
Bad4.15%3.74%4.25%
Very Bad1.21%1.09%1.25%

The High Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of The High are from the UK Census of 2011. Since The High 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.

CountryHarlowEssexEngland
United Kingdom88.4%92.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1%0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.6%2.2%3.7%
Outside the EU7%4.4%9.4%

The High Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureHarlowEssexEngland
Owned21.2%34.7%30.6%
Mortgage34.9%36.7%32.8%
Shared0.9%0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)26.9%7.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.3%6.4%8.3%
Private Rented10%11.4%15.4%
Other0.8%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free0.9%1.1%1.3%

The High Age Distribution Statistics

The population of The High as a whole, is younger than the national average. However, population of The High is older than the Essex average.

AgeHarlowEssexEngland
Age 0 to 47.3%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 96%5.6%5.6%
Age 10 to146%6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.1%8%9.4%
Age 25 to 297.3%5.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.6%19.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.6%20.3%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.1%6.8%6%
Age 65 to 747.2%9.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.8%6.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.9%2.5%2.3%
Mean Age38.240.939.3
Median Age374139

The High 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. The High has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeHarlowEssexEngland
AB14.91%22.55%22.96%
C131.79%33.54%30.92%
C224.42%22.53%20.64%
DE28.88%21.39%25.49%

The High Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in The High 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 The High is both higher than the average for Essex and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitHarlowEssexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.2%2.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.7%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)14.9%11.5%13.5%

The High Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of The High and are from the UK Census of 2011. The High 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.

QualificationHarlowEssexEngland
No Qualifications26%23.9%22.5%
Level 118.8%16.1%13.3%
Level 217.2%17.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.6%3.8%3.6%
Level 311.2%11.6%12.4%
Level 417.6%23%27.4%
Other5.6%4.5%5.7%



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

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