Socio-economic statistics for Handcross, West Sussex

Socio-economic statistics for Handcross, West Sussex
Socio-economic statistics for Handcross, West Sussex

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

Handcross Immigration Statistics

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

CountryMid SussexEngland
United Kingdom90.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.9%3.7%
Outside the EU6.1%9.4%

Handcross Education Statistics

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

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QualificationMid SussexEngland
No Qualifications14.8%22.5%
Level 113.4%13.3%
Level 217.3%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.4%3.6%
Level 313.2%12.4%
Level 433.6%27.4%
Other4.2%5.7%

Handcross Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureMid SussexEngland
Owned35.5%30.6%
Mortgage38.8%32.8%
Shared1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)0.5%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.1%8.3%
Private Rented11.7%15.4%
Other1.1%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.3%

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

GradeMid SussexEngland
AB31.74%22.96%
C135.24%30.92%
C218.96%20.64%
DE14.06%25.49%

Handcross General Health Statistics

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

HealthMid SussexEngland
Very Good51.80%47.17%
Good33.98%34.22%
Fair10.68%13.12%
Bad2.76%4.25%
Very Bad0.78%1.25%

Handcross Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeMid SussexEngland
Age 0 to 46%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.9%5.6%
Age 10 to146.3%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.6%6%
Age 65 to 749.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.8%2.3%
Mean Age4139.3
Median Age4239

Handcross 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 Handcross 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 Handcross is both lower than the average for West Sussex 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 Handcross than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitMid SussexWest SussexEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)0.9%1.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.3%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)6.6%9.7%13.5%


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


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