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Changing UK: BBC Essex

For the full details of the facts and figures from the Changing UK report see the tables below.

The results of the report have been broken down by BBC local radio station areas.

For the stories behind the figures click here.

Population
Measure Value Rank
(out of 45, 1 is the highest)
Population density (people per sq km) 465 14
Population 2006 (1,000s) 1,549 11
Population change 1981-2006 (%) 13.3 18
Aged under 5, 2006 (% ) 5.7 15
Of pensionable age or over 2006 (%) 19.9 20
Average age 2006 39.9 21
Standardised mortality ratio, 2005 (UK=100) 92.7 34
Infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births 2005 3.6 41
Economics
Average dwelling price 2006 (1,000s.) 214 9
Housing completions, 2006 4,810 10
Bread-line poor, 2000 (%) 21.5 38
Non-poor, non-wealthy, 2000 (%) 47.8 32
Asset wealthy, 2000 (%) 30.7 11
Bread-line poor, 1990 (%) 16.9 39
Non-poor, non-wealthy, 1990 (%) 50.6 33
Asset wealthy, 1990 (%) 32.5 11
Bread-line poor, 1980 (%) 13.4 41
Non-poor, non-wealthy, 1980 (%) 63.7 30
Asset wealthy, 1980 (%) 22.9 16
Bread-line poor, 1970 (%) 18.5 42
Anomie
Higher figures denote a weaker sense of belonging Index  
2001 22.8 40
1991 22.0 42
1981 17.3 43
1971 17.3 33
Politics
Political apathy: Abstentions %  
1945-1950-1951 (%) 20.3 23
1955-1959-1964 (%) 21.0 23
1966-1970-1974, Feb (%) 21.6 30
1974 Oct-1979-1983 (%) 25.2 22
1987-1992 (%) 21.5 27
1997-2001-2005 (%) 35.3 18
Moving population
Number that would have to move home if the population were to be equally distributed by age:
Age 0-4 5,308 (in) 31
Age 5-7 2,430 (out) 41
Age 8-9 1,237 (out) 36
Age 10-14 2,882 (out) 27
Age 15 705 (in) 18
Age 16-17 982 (in) 18
Age 18-19 2,387 (in) 8
Age 20-24 11,739 (in) 13
Age 25-29 9,933 (in) 26
Age 30-44 13,089 (in) 32
Age 45-59 10,910 (out) 18
Age 60-64 7,310 (out) 27
Age 65-74 10,569 (out) 20
Age 75+ 11,281 (out) 31
Total 90,761
% of population that would have to move in 2006 5.8 37
The anomie index is a rough way of calculating a lack of a sense of belonging, or social fragmentation. It was calculated in each area using the following criteria. 1. Non-married adults multiplied by a weight of 0.18 2. One-person households multiplied by a weight 0.50 3. People who have moved to their current address within the last year multiplied by 0.38 4. People renting privately multiplied by 0.80


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