Hawstead, Suffolk

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

Hawstead 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. Hawstead is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

How grim is your Postcode?

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Hawstead 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Hawstead is both lower than the average for Suffolk 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 Hawstead than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitSuffolkEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)%11.3%13.5%

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

Hawstead Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Hawstead as a whole, is younger than the national average.

AgeEngland
Age 0 to 4%6.3%
Age 5 to 9%5.6%
Age 10 to14%5.8%
Age 15 to 17%3.7%
Age 18 to 24%9.4%
Age 25 to 29%6.9%
Age 30 to 44%20.6%
Age 45 to 59%19.4%
Age 60 to 64%6%
Age 65 to 74%8.6%
Age 75 to 84%5.5%
Age 85 and over%2.3%
Mean Age39.3
Median Age39

Hawstead Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Hawstead has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Hawstead is an economically deprived area.

TenureEngland
Owned%30.6%
Mortgage%32.8%
Shared%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)%8.3%
Private Rented%15.4%
Other%1.4%
Rent Free%1.3%

Hawstead Immigration Statistics

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

CountryEngland
United Kingdom%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland%0.7%
Other EU Countries%3.7%
Outside the EU%9.4%

Hawstead General Health Statistics

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

HealthEngland
Very Goodnan%47.17%
Goodnan%34.22%
Fairnan%13.12%
Badnan%4.25%
Very Badnan%1.25%

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

GradeEngland
ABnan%22.96%
C1nan%30.92%
C2nan%20.64%
DEnan%25.49%

Hawstead Education Statistics

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

QualificationEngland
No Qualifications%22.5%
Level 1%13.3%
Level 2%15.2%
Apprenticeship%3.6%
Level 3%12.4%
Level 4%27.4%
Other%5.7%

What is the population of Hawstead and West Suffolk?

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

WardPopulation
Abbeygate5269
Bardwell2631
Barningham2605
Barrow2460
Brandon Central3328
Brandon East2682
Brandon West3270
Chedburgh & Chevington2517
Clare, Hundon & Kedington8537
Eastgate2676
Exning2078
Haverhill Central3214
Haverhill East4541
Haverhill North4116
Haverhill South6968
Haverhill South East2532
Haverhill West5958
Horringer2619
Iceni6224
Ixworth2269
Kentford & Moulton2486
Lakenheath8408
Manor2637
Mildenhall Great Heath3089
Mildenhall Kingsway & Market2875
Mildenhall Queensway2749
Minden5700
Moreton Hall7915
Newmarket East5391
Newmarket North5168
Newmarket West5583
Pakenham & Troston3235
Risby3225
Rougham2339
Southgate4235
St Olaves4151
Stanton2822
The Fornhams & Great Barton4859
The Rows7628
Tollgate5888
Westgate5476
Whepstead & Wickhambrook2482
Withersfield2467
West Suffolk Total177302



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


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