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If you are thinking of moving to Aldershot or just want to know a what the area is like, the statistics on this page should give you a good introduction. They cover a range of socio-economic factors so you can compare Aldershot to figures for Hampshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Aldershot is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Aldershot Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Aldershot and are from the UK Census of 2011.

QualificationRushmoorHampshireEngland
No Qualifications18.6%18.5%22.5%
Level 116.5%13.6%13.3%
Level 217.2%16.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.6%4.5%3.6%
Level 312.5%12.8%12.4%
Level 424.7%29.7%27.4%
Other6.9%4.2%5.7%

Aldershot Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Aldershot come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Aldershot than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitRushmoorHampshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2%1.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.6%1.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.3%8.7%13.5%

Aldershot Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Aldershot as a whole, is younger than the national average. However, population of Aldershot is older than the Hampshire average.

AgeRushmoorHampshireEngland
Age 0 to 47.2%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 96%5.6%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%6%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.5%7.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 297.8%5.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4424.1%19.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5918.6%20.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 644.9%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 746.7%9.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 843.9%6.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.7%2.6%2.3%
Mean Age36.641.139.3
Median Age364239

Aldershot Social Grade & Occcupation Statistics

Social grade is a classification based on occupation and it enables a household and all its members to be classified according to the job of the main income earner.

GradeRushmoorHampshireEngland
AB22.53%28.56%22.96%
C133.96%31.89%30.92%
C223.38%21.03%20.64%
DE20.14%18.52%25.49%

Aldershot General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Aldershot. The percentage of residents in Aldershot rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Aldershot rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Aldershot is generally better than in the average person in England.

HealthRushmoorHampshireEngland
Very Good50.07%49.10%47.17%
Good35.54%34.98%34.22%
Fair10.77%11.90%13.12%
Bad2.80%3.14%4.25%
Very Bad0.82%0.88%1.25%

Aldershot Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureRushmoorHampshireEngland
Owned23.2%34.6%30.6%
Mortgage40.3%36.9%32.8%
Shared1.8%0.9%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.1%4.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)14.2%9%8.3%
Private Rented12.7%10.6%15.4%
Other4.9%2%1.4%
Rent Free0.8%1.2%1.3%

Aldershot Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Aldershot are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Aldershot has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.

CountryRushmoorHampshireEngland
United Kingdom82.4%91.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.8%2.6%3.7%
Outside the EU13.1%5.3%9.4%



Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.

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