Socio-economic statistics for Heckfield, Hampshire

Socio-economic statistics for Heckfield, Hampshire
Socio-economic statistics for Heckfield, Hampshire

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

Heckfield General Health Statistics

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

Very Good55.01%47.17%
Very Bad0.56%1.25%

Heckfield 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. Heckfield is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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

Jobseekers Allowance (only)1%1.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)0.8%1.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)5.3%8.7%13.5%

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

Heckfield Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Heckfield are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Heckfield 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 Kingdom90.4%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries3%3.7%
Outside the EU6%9.4%

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


Heckfield Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 46.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.3%5.6%
Age 10 to146.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 295%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.5%6%
Age 65 to 749.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.3%
Mean Age4039.3
Median Age4139

Heckfield Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Social Rented (Council)0.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7%8.3%
Private Rented9.5%15.4%
Rent Free1%1.3%

Heckfield Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications13.5%22.5%
Level 112.4%13.3%
Level 216.2%15.2%
Level 313%12.4%
Level 437.5%27.4%

What is the population of Heckfield and Hart?

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

Blackwater and Hawley8468
Crookham East7552
Crookham West and Ewshot10582
Fleet Central9296
Fleet East7452
Fleet West9568
Hartley Wintney9569
Yateley East8283
Yateley West8458
Hart Total97608

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

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