Socio-economic statistics for Heathlands, Berkshire

Socio-economic statistics for Heathlands, Berkshire
Socio-economic statistics for Heathlands, Berkshire

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

Heathlands General Health Statistics

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

HealthWokinghamEngland
Very Good54.26%47.17%
Good33.56%34.22%
Fair9.44%13.12%
Bad2.14%4.25%
Very Bad0.61%1.25%

Heathlands Age Distribution Statistics

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

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AgeWokinghamEngland
Age 0 to 46.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.2%5.6%
Age 10 to146.3%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 247%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.1%6%
Age 65 to 748.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 845%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.9%2.3%
Mean Age39.439.3
Median Age4039

Heathlands 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 Heathlands 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Heathlands is both lower than the average for Merseyside (Met County) 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 Heathlands than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitWokinghamMerseyside (Met County)England
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.1%4.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)0.9%4.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)5.7%21.3%13.5%

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

Heathlands Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureWokinghamEngland
Owned35.6%30.6%
Mortgage44.2%32.8%
Shared1.1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)4.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)2.3%8.3%
Private Rented9.9%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free0.9%1.3%

Heathlands Immigration Statistics

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

CountryWokinghamEngland
United Kingdom87.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.8%3.7%
Outside the EU8.8%9.4%

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

GradeWokinghamEngland
AB43.03%22.96%
C131.40%30.92%
C214.83%20.64%
DE10.73%25.49%

Heathlands Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Heathlands and are from the UK Census of 2011. Heathlands 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. Heathlands also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Heathlands are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationWokinghamEngland
No Qualifications13.2%22.5%
Level 111.8%13.3%
Level 215.1%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.4%3.6%
Level 312.4%12.4%
Level 440%27.4%
Other4.2%5.7%

What is the population of Heathlands and Wokingham?

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

WardPopulation
Arborfield2910
Barkham4037
Bulmershe and Whitegates10007
Charvil3123
Coronation5529
Emmbrook9562
Evendons9434
Finchampstead North5589
Finchampstead South5817
Hawkedon9793
Hillside8541
Hurst3002
Loddon10231
Maiden Erlegh10968
Norreys10668
Remenham, Wargrave and Ruscombe5648
Shinfield North3760
Shinfield South10571
Sonning3309
South Lake5928
Swallowfield3330
Twyford6210
Wescott7186
Winnersh10614
Wokingham Without8178
Wokingham Total173945



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


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