If you are thinking of moving to Hook 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 Hook to figures for Kingston Upon Thames and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Hook is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Hook General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Hook. The percentage of residents in Hook rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Hook rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Hook is generally better than in the average person in England.
|Health||Kingston upon Thames||England|
Hook Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Hook are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Hook 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.
|Country||Kingston upon Thames||England|
|Rebublic of Ireland||1.2%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||6.9%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||20.1%||9.4%|
Hook Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Hook and are from the UK Census of 2011. Hook 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. Hook also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Hook are better educated than the average England citizen.
|Qualification||Kingston upon Thames||England|
Hook 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. Hook has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
|Grade||Kingston upon Thames||England|
Hook Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Hook as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Hook is also older than the average, making Hook a older persons location.
|Age||Kingston upon Thames||England|
|Age 0 to 4||6.8%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.6%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.3%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.2%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||11.3%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||7.7%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||24.3%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||17.9%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||5%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||6.4%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||4.2%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.1%||2.3%|
Hook Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
|Tenure||Kingston upon Thames||England|
|Social Rented (Council)||8.3%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||3.5%||8.3%|
Hook 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 Hook 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 Hook than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.
|Benefit||Kingston upon Thames||England|
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||1.5%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||1.5%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||7.4%||13.5%|
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.