Hirst, Northumberland

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

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

GradeEngland
ABnan%22.96%
C1nan%30.92%
C2nan%20.64%
DEnan%25.49%

Hirst Immigration Statistics

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

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CountryEngland
United Kingdom%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland%0.7%
Other EU Countries%3.7%
Outside the EU%9.4%

Hirst General Health Statistics

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

HealthEngland
Very Goodnan%47.17%
Goodnan%34.22%
Fairnan%13.12%
Badnan%4.25%
Very Badnan%1.25%

Hirst Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Hirst and are from the UK Census of 2011. Hirst 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.

QualificationEngland
No Qualifications%22.5%
Level 1%13.3%
Level 2%15.2%
Apprenticeship%3.6%
Level 3%12.4%
Level 4%27.4%
Other%5.7%

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

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

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

Hirst Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Hirst as a whole, is younger than the national average.

AgeEngland
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%
Mean Age39.3
Median Age39

Hirst Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureEngland
Owned%30.6%
Mortgage%32.8%
Shared%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)%8.3%
Private Rented%15.4%
Other%1.4%
Rent Free%1.3%

What is the population of Hirst and Northumberland?

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

WardPopulation
Alnwick10141
Amble5351
Amble West with Warkworth4113
Ashington Central4982
Bamburgh4472
Bedlington Central5333
Bedlington East4684
Bedlington West4530
Bellingham3877
Berwick East4844
Berwick North4576
Berwick West with Ord4217
Bothal4707
Bywell4630
Choppington4627
College5020
Corbridge4239
Cowpen4580
Cramlington East4363
Cramlington Eastfield5168
Cramlington North4863
Cramlington South East4508
Cramlington Village4341
Cramlington West6194
Croft4713
Druridge Bay6546
Haltwhistle4810
Hartley4872
Haydon4362
Haydon and Hadrian4515
Hexham Central with Acomb4534
Hexham East4657
Hexham West3846
Hirst5535
Holywell5023
Humshaugh4360
Isabella4766
Kitty Brewster6752
Longhorsley4328
Longhoughton4610
Lynemouth4500
Morpeth Kirkhill5494
Morpeth North4934
Morpeth Stobhill4860
Newbiggin Central and East4490
Newsham5116
Norham and Islandshires4186
Pegswood5422
Plessey3762
Ponteland East and Stannington4806
Ponteland North5013
Ponteland South with Heddon4352
Ponteland West4215
Prudhoe North5375
Prudhoe South5713
Rothbury4962
Seaton with Newbiggin West5470
Seghill with Seaton Delaval6139
Shilbottle5157
Sleekburn4336
South Blyth5274
South Tynedale4917
Stakeford4503
Stocksfield and Broomhaugh4873
Wensleydale4865
Wooler4497
Northumberland Total323820



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


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