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