Employment and income
Thurrock was seen historically as an area of ingrained poverty, but statistics are beginning to tell a different story.
Employment and unemployment details are reported in the Office for National Statistics: labour market profile for Thurrock.
|Employment status, aged 16 to 64||Thurrock||East region||Great Britain|
|Economically active in employment, January 2021 to December 2021||75.9%||77.1%||74.6%|
|Economically active but unemployed, January 2021 to December 2021||4.9%||4.1%||4.8%|
|Benefits claimants, February 2022||4.5%||3.7%||4.4%|
Details of average weekly earnings come from the Office of National Statistics' annual survey of hours and earnings, 2021.
|Average weekly earnings||Thurrock||East region||UK|
|People who work in the area||£613.60||£601.90||£612.80|
|People who are residents in the area||£670.60||£628.60||£613.10|
Details of work places come from the Office of National Statistics annual population survey, 2011.
|Place of work||Total|
|Thurrock residents who live and work in Thurrock||43,076|
|People who work in Thurrock but commute from other areas||19,141|
|Thurrock residents who commute to other areas for work||31,956|
Download a summary of population breakdown, mental health and Universal Credit claims.