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.
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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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.
|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%|
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019
Hawstead Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Hawstead as a whole, is younger than the national average.
|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%|
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.
|Social Rented (Council)||%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||%||8.3%|
Hawstead Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Hawstead are from the UK Census of 2011.
|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.
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.
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.
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.
|Chedburgh & Chevington||2517|
|Clare, Hundon & Kedington||8537|
|Haverhill South East||2532|
|Kentford & Moulton||2486|
|Mildenhall Great Heath||3089|
|Mildenhall Kingsway & Market||2875|
|Pakenham & Troston||3235|
|The Fornhams & Great Barton||4859|
|Whepstead & Wickhambrook||2482|
|West Suffolk Total||177302|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.