Socio-economic statistics for Horham, Suffolk
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If you are thinking of moving to Horham 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 Horham to figures for Suffolk and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Horham is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Horham Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeMid SuffolkSuffolkEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%5.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.4%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.7%7.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.7%5.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.2%18.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.5%19.8%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.8%7.1%6%
Age 65 to 7411%10.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.5%6.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.8%2.3%
Mean Age42.441.739.3
Median Age444239

Horham Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Horham 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 Horham is both lower than the average for Suffolk 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 Horham than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitMid SuffolkSuffolkEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.6%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.3%1.8%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8%11.3%13.5%

Horham Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureMid SuffolkSuffolkEngland
Owned39.4%35.7%30.6%
Mortgage35.7%31.5%32.8%
Shared0.9%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)8.1%7.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.1%7.2%8.3%
Private Rented9.4%14%15.4%
Other1.8%1.6%1.4%
Rent Free1.6%1.6%1.3%

Horham Immigration Statistics

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

CountryMid SuffolkSuffolkEngland
United Kingdom95.3%91.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.7%2.9%3.7%
Outside the EU2.7%4.9%9.4%

Horham General Health Statistics

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

HealthMid SuffolkSuffolkEngland
Very Good47.88%45.89%47.17%
Good35.31%35.73%34.22%
Fair12.85%13.61%13.12%
Bad3.12%3.74%4.25%
Very Bad0.83%1.04%1.25%

Horham Education Statistics

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

QualificationMid SuffolkSuffolkEngland
No Qualifications22.3%24.3%22.5%
Level 113.9%14.4%13.3%
Level 216.8%16.5%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.1%4.2%3.6%
Level 312.4%11.6%12.4%
Level 426.4%23.5%27.4%
Other3.9%5.5%5.7%

Horham 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.

GradeMid SuffolkSuffolkEngland
AB24.70%20.50%22.96%
C130.08%30.24%30.92%
C225.74%24.29%20.64%
DE19.48%24.96%25.49%


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

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