Socio-economic statistics for Heston, Hounslow

Socio-economic statistics for Heston, Hounslow
Socio-economic statistics for Heston, Hounslow

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

Heston Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Social Rented (Council)15.1%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.8%8.3%
Private Rented22.2%15.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%

Heston Education Statistics

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

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No Qualifications17.3%22.5%
Level 111.7%13.3%
Level 211.5%15.2%
Level 39.8%12.4%
Level 434.6%27.4%

Heston 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 Heston 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Heston than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.4%13.5%

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

Heston Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Heston are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Heston has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.

United Kingdom56.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries8.9%3.7%
Outside the EU32.9%9.4%

Heston Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 47.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.5%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 249.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 2910.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4425.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5917.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 644.3%6%
Age 65 to 745.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 843.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.3%2.3%
Mean Age35.239.3
Median Age3339

Heston 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.


Heston General Health Statistics

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

Very Good49.00%47.17%
Very Bad1.11%1.25%

What is the population of Heston and Hounslow?

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

Chiswick Homefields11232
Chiswick Riverside11261
Feltham North12392
Feltham West16180
Hanworth Park12415
Heston Central13117
Heston East12758
Heston West12968
Hounslow Central19091
Hounslow Heath15811
Hounslow South11212
Hounslow West15007
Osterley and Spring Grove13311
Turnham Green11940
Hounslow Total271767

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

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