Socio-economic statistics for Basingstoke, Hampshire

Socio-economic statistics for Basingstoke, Hampshire
Socio-economic statistics for Basingstoke, Hampshire

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

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

GradeBasingstoke and DeaneEngland
AB30.83%22.96%
C131.59%30.92%
C219.57%20.64%
DE18.01%25.49%

Basingstoke General Health Statistics

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

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HealthBasingstoke and DeaneEngland
Very Good50.68%47.17%
Good35.11%34.22%
Fair10.76%13.12%
Bad2.72%4.25%
Very Bad0.74%1.25%

Basingstoke Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureBasingstoke and DeaneEngland
Owned28.2%30.6%
Mortgage39.6%32.8%
Shared1.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)0.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)17%8.3%
Private Rented10.8%15.4%
Other1%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%

Basingstoke Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment figures as a percentage of the working population and has no further plans to do so. They do however publish the number of Universal Credit claimants in every local district council. We have taken the LDC that includes and compared it to the nearest councils. Please be aware that Universal Credit is a in and out of work benefit. Therefore these figures are an indicator of BOTH unemployment and underemployment. Basingstoke is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Basingstoke are dated . They are the last published statistics of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Basingstoke than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitBasingstoke and DeaneHampshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.6%1.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.5%1.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.5%8.7%13.5%

Basingstoke rates 5/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Basingstoke Immigration Statistics

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

CountryBasingstoke and DeaneEngland
United Kingdom89.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.3%3.7%
Outside the EU6.7%9.4%

Basingstoke Education Statistics

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

QualificationBasingstoke and DeaneEngland
No Qualifications17.3%22.5%
Level 114.7%13.3%
Level 216.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.8%3.6%
Level 312.6%12.4%
Level 430.5%27.4%
Other4.7%5.7%

Basingstoke Age Distribution Statistics

AgeBasingstoke and DeaneEngland
Age 0 to 46.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.9%5.6%
Age 10 to146.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4422.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.1%6%
Age 65 to 748%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.8%2.3%
Mean Age38.739.3
Median Age3939



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


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