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

Southwood General Health Statistics

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

HealthRushmoorHampshireEngland
Very Good50.07%49.10%47.17%
Good35.54%34.98%34.22%
Fair10.77%11.90%13.12%
Bad2.80%3.14%4.25%
Very Bad0.82%0.88%1.25%

Southwood Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Southwood 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Southwood than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitRushmoorHampshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2%1.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.6%1.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.3%8.7%13.5%

Southwood Education Statistics

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

QualificationRushmoorHampshireEngland
No Qualifications18.6%18.5%22.5%
Level 116.5%13.6%13.3%
Level 217.2%16.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.6%4.5%3.6%
Level 312.5%12.8%12.4%
Level 424.7%29.7%27.4%
Other6.9%4.2%5.7%

Southwood Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeRushmoorHampshireEngland
Age 0 to 47.2%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 96%5.6%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%6%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.5%7.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 297.8%5.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4424.1%19.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5918.6%20.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 644.9%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 746.7%9.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 843.9%6.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.7%2.6%2.3%
Mean Age36.641.139.3
Median Age364239

Southwood Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Southwood are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Southwood has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.

CountryRushmoorHampshireEngland
United Kingdom82.4%91.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.8%2.6%3.7%
Outside the EU13.1%5.3%9.4%

Southwood Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureRushmoorHampshireEngland
Owned23.2%34.6%30.6%
Mortgage40.3%36.9%32.8%
Shared1.8%0.9%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.1%4.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)14.2%9%8.3%
Private Rented12.7%10.6%15.4%
Other4.9%2%1.4%
Rent Free0.8%1.2%1.3%

Southwood 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.

GradeRushmoorHampshireEngland
AB22.53%28.56%22.96%
C133.96%31.89%30.92%
C223.38%21.03%20.64%
DE20.14%18.52%25.49%


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

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