Hinckley, Leicestershire

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

Hinckley 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.

GradeHinckley and BosworthEngland

Hinckley Immigration Statistics

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

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CountryHinckley and BosworthEngland
United Kingdom95.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.4%3.7%
Outside the EU2.4%9.4%

Hinckley Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeHinckley and BosworthEngland
Age 0 to 45.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.2%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.5%6%
Age 65 to 7410.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 846%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.3%2.3%
Mean Age41.739.3
Median Age4339

Hinckley Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureHinckley and BosworthEngland
Social Rented (Council)7.1%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.2%8.3%
Private Rented10.3%15.4%
Rent Free1%1.3%

Hinckley Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Hinckley and are from the UK Census of 2011. Hinckley has a high level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.

QualificationHinckley and BosworthEngland
No Qualifications24.4%22.5%
Level 114.3%13.3%
Level 216.1%15.2%
Level 312.4%12.4%
Level 424.1%27.4%

Hinckley 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 Hinckley 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 Hinckley than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitHinckley and BosworthLeicestershireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.2%1.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.6%1.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.9%9.2%13.5%

Hinckley rates 5/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Hinckley General Health Statistics

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

HealthHinckley and BosworthEngland
Very Good46.26%47.17%
Very Bad0.98%1.25%

What is the population of Hinckley and Hinckley and Bosworth?

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

Barlestone, Nailstone and Osbaston3330
Burbage Sketchley and Stretton10005
Burbage St Catherines and Lash Hill5853
Cadeby, Carlton and Market Bosworth with Shackerstone3842
Earl Shilton10942
Hinckley Castle6703
Hinckley Clarendon9663
Hinckley De Montfort10443
Hinckley Trinity7186
Markfield, Stanton and Fieldhead6044
Newbold Verdon with Desford and Peckleton8765
Ratby, Bagworth and Thornton7801
Twycross and Witherley with Sheepy3168
Hinckley and Bosworth Total113666

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

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