Authority → Essex

Essex Population

Here are the latest population statistics on Essex in the United Kingdom. The data is updated regularly per the latest population statistics releases.

Last update: January 17, 2024

1,506,300

Population

4.9%

Unqualified

2.6%

Unemployment

£32,354

Salary

£393,553

Property

Quick answer: Essex is a local authority in England. The population of Essex is 1,506,300. The population per square mile of Essex is 1,061. The average salary in Essex is £32,354 per year. The average property price in Essex is £393,553.


Books about Essex: Numerous fiction and non-fiction books have been produced about the rich history of Essex. Here is a link to some of the books about Essex.


Essex Demographics


The population of Essex is 1,506,300. The population per square mile of Essex is 1,061. The population has increased by 8,500 in the past year. The population has increased by 309,400 since 1981.


There are more females in Essex. They account for 51.3% of the population.


Essex Employment


79.0% of the people in Essex are in employment. There are more males in employment. The definition of employment is being employed or self-employed and aged 16 to 64.


The unemployment rate in Essex is 2.6%. The definition of unemployment is being economically active but unemployed. The average unemployment rate nationally is 3.8%.


Essex Student Population


The student population of Essex is 38,500. Students account for 22.6% of the economically inactive population aged 16 to 64.


88.6% of the people in Essex have an NVQ1 qualification. 74.5% have an NVQ2 qualification. 53.6% have an NVQ3 qualification. 35.5% have an NVQ4 qualification.


4.9% of the people in Essex have no qualifications. The national average for people with no qualifications is 6.6%.


Essex Economy


There are 66,800 businesses in Essex. 90.0% are micro businesses. 8.4% are small businesses. 1.4% are medium businesses. 0.3% are large businesses.


The biggest industry employers in Essex are wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles businesses.


Essex Salary


The average salary in Essex is £32,354 per year. Males earn 22.4% more.


Salaries in Essex are 3.08% less than the national average of £33,384.


Essex Property


The average property price in Essex is £393,553. The national average property price is £294,910.


Average property prices by type in Essex: £623,850 for detached houses. £404,078 for semi-detached houses. £328,678 for terrace houses. £217,606 for flats.