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

South Woodham Ferrers Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitChelmsfordEssexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.2%2.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.7%2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.1%11.5%13.5%

South Woodham Ferrers Education Statistics

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

QualificationChelmsfordEssexEngland
No Qualifications18.9%23.9%22.5%
Level 115%16.1%13.3%
Level 217.3%17.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.6%3.8%3.6%
Level 312.5%11.6%12.4%
Level 428.8%23%27.4%
Other3.9%4.5%5.7%

South Woodham Ferrers Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeChelmsfordEssexEngland
Age 0 to 45.9%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.6%5.6%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.2%8%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.3%5.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.9%19.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.3%20.3%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.5%6.8%6%
Age 65 to 748.7%9.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.7%6.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.3%2.5%2.3%
Mean Age40.140.939.3
Median Age404139

South Woodham Ferrers Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureChelmsfordEssexEngland
Owned34%34.7%30.6%
Mortgage39.2%36.7%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.1%7.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)11%6.4%8.3%
Private Rented10.9%11.4%15.4%
Other1%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.1%1.3%

South Woodham Ferrers General Health Statistics

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

HealthChelmsfordEssexEngland
Very Good50.19%47.13%47.17%
Good34.72%34.94%34.22%
Fair11.44%13.10%13.12%
Bad2.84%3.74%4.25%
Very Bad0.81%1.09%1.25%

South Woodham Ferrers Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of South Woodham Ferrers are from the UK Census of 2011. Since South Woodham Ferrers 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.

CountryChelmsfordEssexEngland
United Kingdom92.4%92.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries2%2.2%3.7%
Outside the EU4.9%4.4%9.4%

South Woodham Ferrers 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. South Woodham Ferrers has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeChelmsfordEssexEngland
AB28.97%22.55%22.96%
C134.87%33.54%30.92%
C219.10%22.53%20.64%
DE17.07%21.39%25.49%


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

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