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

Hougham General Health Statistics

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

HealthSouth KestevenLincolnshireEngland
Very Good46.81%43.02%47.17%
Good35.13%35.96%34.22%
Fair13.28%15.13%13.12%
Bad3.74%4.60%4.25%
Very Bad1.04%1.30%1.25%

Hougham Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitSouth KestevenLincolnshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.4%2.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.8%2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.6%13.3%13.5%

Hougham Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySouth KestevenLincolnshireEngland
United Kingdom93.2%92.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.6%4.3%3.7%
Outside the EU2.8%2.4%9.4%

Hougham Education Statistics

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

QualificationSouth KestevenLincolnshireEngland
No Qualifications21.6%26.1%22.5%
Level 113.8%14.1%13.3%
Level 217.2%16.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.6%4.2%3.6%
Level 312.4%12.3%12.4%
Level 425.6%21.3%27.4%
Other4.8%5.5%5.7%

Hougham Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSouth KestevenLincolnshireEngland
Owned33.6%36%30.6%
Mortgage35.8%32.6%32.8%
Shared0.9%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)10.4%8.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.1%5.5%8.3%
Private Rented13.3%13.8%15.4%
Other1.3%1.8%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.6%1.3%

Hougham 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.

GradeSouth KestevenLincolnshireEngland
AB23.21%17.93%22.96%
C129.41%28.67%30.92%
C223.32%24.74%20.64%
DE24.06%28.66%25.49%

Hougham Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSouth KestevenLincolnshireEngland
Age 0 to 45.6%5.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%4.9%5.6%
Age 10 to146.2%5.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.8%8.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.1%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.2%18%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.6%20.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.2%7.4%6%
Age 65 to 7410.3%11.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.1%6.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.7%2.6%2.3%
Mean Age41.842.539.3
Median Age434439



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

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