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If you are thinking of moving to Bosham 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 Bosham to figures for West Sussex and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Bosham is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Bosham 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. Bosham has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeChichesterWest SussexEngland
AB28.80%25.07%22.96%
C131.49%33.63%30.92%
C221.10%21.45%20.64%
DE18.61%19.85%25.49%

Bosham General Health Statistics

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

HealthChichesterWest SussexEngland
Very Good47.64%46.97%47.17%
Good34.95%35.49%34.22%
Fair13.09%12.99%13.12%
Bad3.36%3.55%4.25%
Very Bad0.96%1.00%1.25%

Bosham Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Bosham as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Bosham is also older than the West Sussex average, making Bosham a older persons location.

AgeChichesterWest SussexEngland
Age 0 to 45%5.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.4%5.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.2%3.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.9%7.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.5%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4416.5%19.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.5%20.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.5%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 7412.1%10.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 848.6%7.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.7%3.3%2.3%
Mean Age44.542.339.3
Median Age464339

Bosham Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureChichesterWest SussexEngland
Owned40.5%36.4%30.6%
Mortgage26.6%34.2%32.8%
Shared0.9%0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.2%4.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.7%7.9%8.3%
Private Rented12.8%13.1%15.4%
Other2.1%1.3%1.4%
Rent Free2.2%1.4%1.3%

Bosham Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Bosham are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Bosham has a higher level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a lower rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does not have a significant immigrant population.

CountryChichesterWest SussexEngland
United Kingdom91.9%89.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.8%3.4%3.7%
Outside the EU4.7%6.1%9.4%

Bosham Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Bosham and are from the UK Census of 2011. Bosham has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Bosham also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Bosham are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationChichesterWest SussexEngland
No Qualifications19.5%20%22.5%
Level 111.6%14.2%13.3%
Level 215.9%17%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.4%3.6%3.6%
Level 312.8%12.3%12.4%
Level 432.4%27.8%27.4%
Other4.4%5.2%5.7%

Bosham Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Bosham 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 unemployment in Bosham is both lower than the average for West Sussex and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Bosham than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitChichesterWest SussexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.7%1.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.5%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.9%9.7%13.5%


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

Do you live in Bosham? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

  • Steve Antony Williams

    I live in Bosham (not the “top” bit which is often referred to as Broadbridge, nor the really expensive end. I moved here in February 2014 and was instantly struck by how quiet it is. At night there are no sounds and even in the day it is a very quiet place to live. Also at night it is very dark (lack of street lights being rural).

    I guess if you’re young it’s kind of “boring” round here but Chichester and Portsmouth aren’t so far away (and Hayling Island if you like that sort of thing) and for “middle aged” going “old farts” like myself it’s great.

    The downsides for me? Well there’s hardly any shops, hardly anything really except houses and water (eg a big harbour) …. Oh hang on that’s not a downside. The downside is the price, it’s fairly expensive to live here, although to be fair less than you might expect unless you plan to go live down Smuggler’s Lane and/or Bosham Hoe.