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

Lower Common Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureHartHampshireEngland
Owned35.5%34.6%30.6%
Mortgage42.6%36.9%32.8%
Shared1.1%0.9%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)0.6%4.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7%9%8.3%
Private Rented9.5%10.6%15.4%
Other2.6%2%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.2%1.3%

Lower Common Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Lower Common 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 Lower Common 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 Lower Common than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitHartHampshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1%1.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)0.8%1.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)5.3%8.7%13.5%

Lower Common Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Lower Common and are from the UK Census of 2011. Lower Common 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. Lower Common also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Lower Common are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationHartHampshireEngland
No Qualifications13.5%18.5%22.5%
Level 112.4%13.6%13.3%
Level 216.2%16.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.5%4.5%3.6%
Level 313%12.8%12.4%
Level 437.5%29.7%27.4%
Other3.9%4.2%5.7%

Lower Common Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeHartHampshireEngland
Age 0 to 46.2%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.3%5.6%5.6%
Age 10 to146.4%6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.6%7.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 295%5.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.6%19.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.2%20.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.5%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 749.3%9.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.2%6.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.6%2.3%
Mean Age4041.139.3
Median Age414239

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

GradeHartHampshireEngland
AB40.45%28.56%22.96%
C132.31%31.89%30.92%
C216.52%21.03%20.64%
DE10.72%18.52%25.49%

Lower Common General Health Statistics

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

HealthHartHampshireEngland
Very Good55.01%49.10%47.17%
Good33.09%34.98%34.22%
Fair9.26%11.90%13.12%
Bad2.08%3.14%4.25%
Very Bad0.56%0.88%1.25%

Lower Common Immigration Statistics

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

CountryHartHampshireEngland
United Kingdom90.4%91.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries3%2.6%3.7%
Outside the EU6%5.3%9.4%



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

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