Socio-economic statistics for Waltham’s Cross, Essex

Socio-economic statistics for Waltham’s Cross, Essex
Socio-economic statistics for Waltham’s Cross, Essex

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

Waltham's Cross Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Waltham's Cross are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Waltham's Cross 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 Kingdom94.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.3%3.7%
Outside the EU3%9.4%

Waltham's Cross Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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Social Rented (Council)3.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.6%8.3%
Private Rented12%15.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

Waltham's Cross General Health Statistics

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

Very Good47.51%47.17%
Very Bad0.93%1.25%

Waltham's Cross Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment figures as a percentage of the working population and has no further plans to do so. They do however publish the number of Universal Credit claimants in every local district council. We have taken the LDC that includes and compared it to the nearest councils. Please be aware that Universal Credit is a in and out of work benefit. Therefore these figures are an indicator of BOTH unemployment and underemployment.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Waltham's Cross are dated . They are the last published statistics of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment in Waltham's Cross is both lower than the average for Essex and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Waltham's Cross than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.4%2.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.6%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.6%11.5%13.5%

Waltham's Cross rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Waltham's Cross Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Waltham's Cross and are from the UK Census of 2011. Waltham's Cross 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 Qualifications22.8%22.5%
Level 116.5%13.3%
Level 218.1%15.2%
Level 312%12.4%
Level 422.2%27.4%

Waltham's Cross 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.


Waltham's Cross Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Waltham's Cross as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Waltham's Cross is also older than the average, making Waltham's Cross a older persons location.

Age 0 to 46.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.9%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.8%6%
Age 65 to 748.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.4%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.3%2.3%
Mean Age4039.3
Median Age4139

What is the population of Waltham's Cross and Braintree?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Braintree including Waltham's Cross. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Bocking Blackwater9708
Bocking North5272
Bocking South6645
Braintree Central & Beckers Green10156
Braintree South6995
Braintree West5905
Gosfield & Greenstead Green2270
Great Notley & Black Notley10032
Halstead St Andrew's6215
Halstead Trinity6553
Hatfield Peverel & Terling5816
Kelvedon & Feering5682
Silver End & Cressing6742
Stour Valley North2904
Stour Valley South2911
The Colnes5814
Three Fields5916
Witham Central6466
Witham North7098
Witham South6529
Witham West6920
Braintree Total153091

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

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