Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex

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

Westcliff-on-Sea Education Statistics

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

QualificationSouthend-on-SeaEngland
No Qualifications24.6%22.5%
Level 116.4%13.3%
Level 217.5%15.2%
Apprenticeship3%3.6%
Level 311.4%12.4%
Level 421.8%27.4%
Other5.3%5.7%

Westcliff-on-Sea Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSouthend-on-SeaEngland
Owned30.7%30.6%
Mortgage34.4%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)6.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.7%8.3%
Private Rented20.7%15.4%
Other1.3%1.4%
Rent Free0.9%1.3%

Westcliff-on-Sea 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 Westcliff-on-Sea 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. Westcliff-on-Sea is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Westcliff-on-Sea 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Westcliff-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.

BenefitSouthend-on-SeaEngland
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%

Westcliff-on-Sea Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSouthend-on-SeaEngland
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

Westcliff-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.

GradeSouthend-on-SeaEngland
AB19.93%22.96%
C134.87%30.92%
C221.33%20.64%
DE23.87%25.49%

Westcliff-on-Sea General Health Statistics

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

HealthSouthend-on-SeaEngland
Very Good45.11%47.17%
Good35.09%34.22%
Fair14.06%13.12%
Bad4.48%4.25%
Very Bad1.26%1.25%

Westcliff-on-Sea Immigration Statistics

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

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



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

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