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

Fordham Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Fordham are from the UK Census of 2011.

CountryColchesterEssexEngland
United Kingdom88.8%92.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.9%2.2%3.7%
Outside the EU6.8%4.4%9.4%

Fordham Education Statistics

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

QualificationColchesterEssexEngland
No Qualifications19.4%23.9%22.5%
Level 114.3%16.1%13.3%
Level 216.7%17.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.4%3.8%3.6%
Level 313.8%11.6%12.4%
Level 427.2%23%27.4%
Other5.2%4.5%5.7%

Fordham 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.

GradeColchesterEssexEngland
AB23.37%22.55%22.96%
C134.78%33.54%30.92%
C220.48%22.53%20.64%
DE21.37%21.39%25.49%

Fordham Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureColchesterEssexEngland
Owned31.9%34.7%30.6%
Mortgage34.4%36.7%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)8.2%7.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.3%6.4%8.3%
Private Rented16.3%11.4%15.4%
Other2.4%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.1%1.3%

Fordham General Health Statistics

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

HealthColchesterEssexEngland
Very Good48.83%47.13%47.17%
Good34.83%34.94%34.22%
Fair12.09%13.10%13.12%
Bad3.29%3.74%4.25%
Very Bad0.96%1.09%1.25%

Fordham Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Fordham 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 Fordham 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 Fordham than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitColchesterEssexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.3%2.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.9%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.1%11.5%13.5%

Fordham Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeColchesterEssexEngland
Age 0 to 46.2%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.6%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 2411.2%8%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.9%5.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.6%19.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5918.5%20.3%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.3%6.8%6%
Age 65 to 748.3%9.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.3%6.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.5%2.3%
Mean Age38.940.939.3
Median Age384139



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

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