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

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

GradeGosportHampshireEngland
AB16.57%28.56%22.96%
C134.38%31.89%30.92%
C223.92%21.03%20.64%
DE25.13%18.52%25.49%

Forton General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Forton. The percentage of residents in Forton rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

HealthGosportHampshireEngland
Very Good45.32%49.10%47.17%
Good36.21%34.98%34.22%
Fair13.58%11.90%13.12%
Bad3.89%3.14%4.25%
Very Bad0.99%0.88%1.25%

Forton Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeGosportHampshireEngland
Age 0 to 46.6%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.7%5.6%5.6%
Age 10 to146%6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.3%7.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.5%5.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.8%19.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.9%20.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.3%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 748.7%9.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.9%6.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.4%2.6%2.3%
Mean Age39.841.139.3
Median Age404239

Forton Education Statistics

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

QualificationGosportHampshireEngland
No Qualifications21.6%18.5%22.5%
Level 116.2%13.6%13.3%
Level 218.1%16.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship5%4.5%3.6%
Level 313.4%12.8%12.4%
Level 421.5%29.7%27.4%
Other4.2%4.2%5.7%

Forton Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Forton 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.

BenefitGosportHampshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.4%1.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.3%1.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)12.6%8.7%13.5%

Forton Immigration Statistics

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

CountryGosportHampshireEngland
United Kingdom93.9%91.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.3%2.6%3.7%
Outside the EU3.4%5.3%9.4%

Forton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureGosportHampshireEngland
Owned29.4%34.6%30.6%
Mortgage35.9%36.9%32.8%
Shared1.1%0.9%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)9.3%4.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.1%9%8.3%
Private Rented12.7%10.6%15.4%
Other3.6%2%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.2%1.3%


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

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