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

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

GradeTest ValleyHampshireEngland
AB30.02%28.56%22.96%
C131.22%31.89%30.92%
C220.43%21.03%20.64%
DE18.33%18.52%25.49%

Cottonworth Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Cottonworth has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Cottonworth is a relatively affluent area.

TenureTest ValleyHampshireEngland
Owned34.5%34.6%30.6%
Mortgage35.9%36.9%32.8%
Shared0.7%0.9%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)4.4%4.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10%9%8.3%
Private Rented10.4%10.6%15.4%
Other2.4%2%1.4%
Rent Free1.7%1.2%1.3%

Cottonworth Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Cottonworth are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Cottonworth 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.

CountryTest ValleyHampshireEngland
United Kingdom91.7%91.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.2%2.6%3.7%
Outside the EU4.7%5.3%9.4%

Cottonworth Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Cottonworth as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Cottonworth is also older than the Hampshire average, making Cottonworth a older persons location.

AgeTest ValleyHampshireEngland
Age 0 to 45.8%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.6%5.6%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 247%7.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.6%5.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.5%19.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.8%20.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.2%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 7410%9.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.9%6.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.5%2.6%2.3%
Mean Age41.441.139.3
Median Age434239

Cottonworth Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Cottonworth 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 Cottonworth is both lower than the average for Hampshire 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 Cottonworth than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitTest ValleyHampshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.3%1.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.1%1.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)7.9%8.7%13.5%

Cottonworth General Health Statistics

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

HealthTest ValleyHampshireEngland
Very Good50.02%49.10%47.17%
Good34.59%34.98%34.22%
Fair11.62%11.90%13.12%
Bad2.97%3.14%4.25%
Very Bad0.80%0.88%1.25%

Cottonworth Education Statistics

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

QualificationTest ValleyHampshireEngland
No Qualifications18.4%18.5%22.5%
Level 113.6%13.6%13.3%
Level 216.5%16.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.5%4.5%3.6%
Level 312.5%12.8%12.4%
Level 430.5%29.7%27.4%
Other4.1%4.2%5.7%



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

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