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Essex - UKH3

EU regions: United Kingdom > East of England > Essex

map of Essex UKH3
flag of Essex UKH3 coat of arms Essex UKH3
long term unemployment20190.7
share of long term unemployed201923.2
unemployment rate20193.2
employment rate201977.5
number of inhabitants20191 841 887
population density2018500
percentage of part time workers, men20198.97
percentage of part time workers, women201941.64
life long learning participation201912.1
youth unemployment rate20196.5
unemployment rate of youth with elementary education201724.6
old-age dependency ratio201932.1
gender gap in employment rate201991.36

more on wikipedia * more on wikidata Q23240 * Essex slovensky: UKH3

Composition of population according to age group, education and economic activity, Essex

age grouplow educationmiddle educationhigh education

note: in thousands, according to labour force sample survey. P – total population, E – employed, U – unemployed, I – number of ecnomically inactive

demographic pyramid UKH3 1996 Essex, population pyramid of Essex demographic pyramid UKH3 Essex

Employment by sectors, Essex

J36.94 %
R-U55.56 %
F80.49 %
K55.56 %
O-Q258.628 %
A6.71 %
B-E80.69 %
M_N131.814 %
TOTAL914.9100 %
L9.81 %
G-I196.922 %

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Employment by sectors, Essex, 2019From wikipedia:

Essex () is a county in the south-east of England, north-east of London. One of the home counties, it borders Suffolk and Cambridgeshire to the north, Hertfordshire to the west, Kent across the estuary of the River Thames to the south, and London to the south-west. The county town is Chelmsford, the only city in the county. For government statistical purposes Essex is placed in the East of England region.

There are three definitions of the extent of Essex, the widest being the Ancient County, the more usual being the smaller Ceremonial County and smallest being the administrative county – the area administered by the County Council and which excludes the two unitary authorities of Thurrock and Southend-on-Sea.

The Ceremonial County occupies the eastern part of what was, during the Early Middle Ages, the Kingdom of Essex. As well as rural areas, the county also includes London Stansted Airport, the new towns of Basildon and Harlow, Lakeside Shopping Centre, the port of Tilbury and the borough of Southend-on-Sea.


Essex had its roots in the Kingdom of the East Saxons, a polity which is likely to have had its roots in the territory of the Iron Age Trinovantes tribe.

Iron Age

Colchester in the north-east of the county is Britain's oldest recorded town, dating from before the Roman conquest, when it was known as Camulodunum and was sufficiently well-developed to have its own mint. The area was part of the territory of the Trinovantes tribe, who were subsumed into the conquering Catuvellauni in the decades prior to the Roman invasion in 43 AD.

Anglo-Saxon Period

The name Essex originates in the Anglo-Saxon period of the Early Middle Ages and has its root in the Anglo-Saxon (Old English) name Ēastseaxe ("East Saxons"), the eastern kingdom of the Saxons who had come from the continent and settled in Britain (cf. Middlesex, Sussex and Wessex) during the Heptarchy.

other: East of England, Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, East Anglia

neighbours: Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, East Anglia, Outer London – East and North East

subregions: Southend-on-Sea, Thurrock, Essex Haven Gateway, West Essex, Heart of Essex, Essex Thames Gateway

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: EU regions - Essex - UKH3, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/en/projects/eu-regions/UKH3


Current statistics

December 2022: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 178143, of which 73275 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 6.6 % (2.7 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Rimavská Sobota 20.8 % (13.0 %), Revúca 20.1 % (12.3 %), Kežmarok 18.0 % (8.9 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Bratislava V 2.6 %, Trenčín 2.8 %, Ilava 2.8 %, Bratislava I 3.0 %, Nitra 3.1 %