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

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

GradeBrecklandNorfolkEngland
AB15.99%18.49%22.96%
C128.57%29.55%30.92%
C227.71%24.92%20.64%
DE27.73%27.04%25.49%

Hockering General Health Statistics

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

HealthBrecklandNorfolkEngland
Very Good42.22%42.70%47.17%
Good37.29%36.62%34.22%
Fair14.99%15.06%13.12%
Bad4.31%4.37%4.25%
Very Bad1.18%1.25%1.25%

Hockering Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Hockering as a whole, is older than the national average.

AgeBrecklandNorfolkEngland
Age 0 to 45.7%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.9%4.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.7%8.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.6%5.8%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.9%18%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.7%19.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.5%7.4%6%
Age 65 to 7411.3%11.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.3%7.4%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.9%3%2.3%
Mean Age42.642.739.3
Median Age444339

Hockering Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureBrecklandNorfolkEngland
Owned37%37.2%30.6%
Mortgage31.7%29.7%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.4%7.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)11.4%8.6%8.3%
Private Rented13.4%13.4%15.4%
Other1.8%1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.8%1.6%1.3%

Hockering Immigration Statistics

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

CountryBrecklandNorfolkEngland
United Kingdom91.3%92.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries5%3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU3.3%3.6%9.4%

Hockering Education Statistics

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

QualificationBrecklandNorfolkEngland
No Qualifications28%26.3%22.5%
Level 115%14.3%13.3%
Level 216.9%16.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship4%4.2%3.6%
Level 311.1%11.8%12.4%
Level 418.6%21.9%27.4%
Other6.5%5.3%5.7%

Hockering Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Hockering come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area. The rate of unemployment in Hockering is both lower than the average for Norfolk 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 Hockering than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitBrecklandNorfolkEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.5%3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.1%2.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.9%13.2%13.5%


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

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