Thurrock facts and statistics

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.

The summary table below is from their annual population survey, April 2018 to March 2019.

Employment status, aged 16 to 64 Thurrock East region Great Britain
Economically active in employment 76.4% 78.4% 75.4%
Economically active but unemployed 4.0% 3.4% 4.1%

Details of average weekly earnings come from the Office of National Statistics' annual survey of hours and earnings, 2018.

Average weekly earnings Thurrock East region Great Britain
People who work in the area £547.40 £558.10 £570.90
People who are residents in the area £579.30 £590.30 £571.10

Details of benefits claimants come from NOMIS: DWP Benefit Claimants, November 2016.

Benefits claimants Thurrock East region Great Britain
Main out-of-work benefits claimants 7.6% 6.6% 8.4%
Job Seekers Allowance claimants 1.3% 0.8% 1.1%
ESA and incapacity benefits claimants 4.7% 4.8% 6.1%
Council Tax benefit claimants 11,846
Housing Benefit claimants 14,456

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

More information

Download a summary of population breakdown, mental health and Universal Credit claims.