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

West Bergholt Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of West Bergholt 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%

West Bergholt Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of West Bergholt 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%

West Bergholt General Health Statistics

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

West Bergholt Age Distribution Statistics

The population of West Bergholt as a whole, is younger than the national average. However, population of West Bergholt 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

West Bergholt Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in West Bergholt 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 West Bergholt 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 West Bergholt 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%

West Bergholt Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

West Bergholt has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that West Bergholt 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%

West Bergholt 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%


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

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