Socio-economic statistics for Fordingbridge, Hampshire

Socio-economic statistics for Fordingbridge, Hampshire
Socio-economic statistics for Fordingbridge, Hampshire

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

Fordingbridge Education Statistics

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

QualificationNew ForestEngland
No Qualifications21.1%22.5%
Level 113.3%13.3%
Level 216.7%15.2%
Level 312%12.4%
Level 427.2%27.4%

Fordingbridge 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.

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GradeNew ForestEngland

Fordingbridge Immigration Statistics

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

CountryNew ForestEngland
United Kingdom94%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2%3.7%
Outside the EU3.6%9.4%

Fordingbridge Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureNew ForestEngland
Social Rented (Council)6.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.2%8.3%
Private Rented10.6%15.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%

Fordingbridge General Health Statistics

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

HealthNew ForestEngland
Very Good45.15%47.17%
Very Bad1.08%1.25%

Fordingbridge 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.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Fordingbridge 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 unemployment in Fordingbridge 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 Fordingbridge than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitNew ForestHampshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.4%1.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.6%1.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.1%8.7%13.5%

Fordingbridge Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Fordingbridge as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Fordingbridge is also older than the average, making Fordingbridge a older persons location.

AgeNew ForestEngland
Age 0 to 44.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.8%5.6%
Age 10 to145.5%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4416.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.9%6%
Age 65 to 7412.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 848.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over4.2%2.3%
Mean Age45.239.3
Median Age4739

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

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