Socio-economic statistics for Hastings, East Sussex

Socio-economic statistics for Hastings, East Sussex
Socio-economic statistics for Hastings, East Sussex

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 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%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.7%8.3%
Private Rented27.2%15.4%
Rent Free1%1.3%

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.

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No Qualifications25.4%22.5%
Level 115.8%13.3%
Level 217.5%15.2%
Level 312.1%12.4%
Level 421.2%27.4%

Hastings Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 46.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.6%
Age 10 to145.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.9%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.7%6%
Age 65 to 748.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.7%2.3%
Mean Age40.239.3
Median Age4139

Hastings 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. Hastings 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 Hastings 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 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.

BenefitHastingsEast SussexEngland
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%

Hastings rates 7/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

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.

United Kingdom91.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.9%3.7%
Outside the EU5.2%9.4%

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.

Very Good40.50%47.17%
Very Bad1.72%1.25%

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.


What is the population of Hastings and Hastings?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Hastings including Hastings. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Central St Leonards7706
Maze Hill5550
Old Hastings5147
St Helens4543
West St Leonards4748
Wishing Tree5950
Hastings Total92554

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

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