If you are thinking of moving to Hastings 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 Hastings to figures for East Sussex and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Hastings is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Hastings General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Hastings. The percentage of residents in Hastings rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Hastings rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Hastings is generally worse than in the average person in England.
Hastings Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Hastings are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Hastings 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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.6%||0.6%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||2.9%||2.8%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||5.2%||4.7%||9.4%|
Hastings 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. Hastings has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
Hastings Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Hastings has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Hastings is an economically deprived area.Since all home ownership is lower than the national average and all rented accommodation levels are higher than the national average, this also suggests an area of economic deprivation
|Social Rented (Council)||1.9%||4.7%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||12.7%||6.3%||8.3%|
Hastings Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Hastings as a whole, is older than the national average. However, the population of Hastings is younger than the East Sussex average.
|Age 0 to 4||6.2%||5.2%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.2%||5.1%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.9%||5.8%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.8%||3.7%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||8.9%||7.3%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||6.2%||4.9%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||19.6%||17.2%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||20.2%||20.5%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||6.7%||7.5%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||8.8%||11.2%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||5.6%||7.8%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.7%||3.7%||2.3%|
Hastings Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Hastings and are from the UK Census of 2011. Hastings has a high level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.
Hastings Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Hastings come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They are the last published indiciator of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment firgures as a percentage and has no further plans to do so. That being said, these census 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 Hastings is both higher than the average for East Sussex and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in Hastings than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||4.7%||2.5%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||4%||2.3%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||20.5%||12.9%||13.5%|
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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