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

Bighton Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications14.5%18.5%22.5%
Level 19.6%13.6%13.3%
Level 214.6%16.7%15.2%
Level 313.9%12.8%12.4%
Level 440.7%29.7%27.4%

Bighton General Health Statistics

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

Very Good53.20%49.10%47.17%
Very Bad0.74%0.88%1.25%

Bighton Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.1%1.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.2%1.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)6.8%8.7%13.5%

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


Bighton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Social Rented (Council)10.6%4.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.9%9%8.3%
Private Rented12%10.6%15.4%
Rent Free2%1.2%1.3%

Bighton Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Bighton as a whole, is older than the national average.

Age 0 to 45.6%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.6%5.6%5.6%
Age 10 to146%6%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.3%7.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.8%5.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.9%19.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.4%20.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.6%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 749.6%9.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.3%6.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.8%2.6%2.3%
Mean Age40.941.139.3
Median Age424239

Bighton Immigration Statistics

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

United Kingdom91.1%91.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.7%2.6%3.7%
Outside the EU5.7%5.3%9.4%

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

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