Socio-economic statistics for Horham, Suffolk

Socio-economic statistics for Horham, Suffolk

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Horham in Mid Suffolk from UK government sources such as the 2021 Census and the Index of Multiple Deprivation. They should give you a broad snapshot of the area and the surrounding locations. Are the residents of Horham older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Horham and Mid Suffolk? Is Horham an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

Horham Health Statistics

Hoxne & Worlingworth has a lower proportion of residents (very_good_pc-$ward_health->very_good_pc, 2)%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Hoxne & Worlingworth 46.03% 36.84% 12.79% 3.22% 1.11%
Mid Suffolk 46.94% 35.99% 12.86% 3.36% 0.85%
East 48.28% 34.64% 12.5% 3.58% 1%
England 48.49% 33.71% 12.65% 3.98% 1.17%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How has the health of residents in Mid Suffolk changed since 2011?

Mid Suffolk residents who describe their health as either good or very good has decreased by 0.26% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 47.88% 35.31% 12.85% 3.12% 0.83%
2021 46.94% 35.99% 12.86% 3.36% 0.85%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

Horham Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Hoxne & Worlingworth.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under 3.56%
5 - 9 years 4.63%
10 - 15 years 6.19%
16 - 19 years 4.74%
20 - 24 years 3.15%
25 - 34 years 8.26%
35 - 49 years 13.97%
50 - 64 years 25.12%
65 - 74 years 16.75%
75 - 84 years 10.41%
85 years & over 3.22%

Horham Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Horham residents have in terms of formal qualifications as a percentage. The UK government breaks qualifications down into 7 levels. A detailed explanation of these levels can be found here. However, the Census groups these into just 4 \'levels\'. Here are some examples of the qualifications each census level represents when not stated;

  • Level 1 - GCSE grades D, E, F, or G & below
  • Level 2 - GCSE A*, A, B, C or O Level grades A, B or C
  • Level 3 - A or AS qualification at any grade
  • Level 4 - HNC, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or Phd

In this first table we have compared Horham to the national average for England.
Level Hoxne & Worlingworth England
No Qualifications 17.85% 18.08%
Level 1 9.4% 9.69%
Level 2 15.29% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 5.2% 5.32%
Level 3 17.42% 16.92%
Level 4 32.84% 33.92%

What are the occupations of the residents of Horham?

The largest employment sector in Horham is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 18.93%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 18.12%
Skilled Trades 14.3%
Associate Professional & Technical 13.57%
Administrative & Secretarial 8.53%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 7.96%
Elementary Occupations 7.55%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 6.17%

Horham Unemployment Statistics

Since the introduction of Universal Credit, The Department for Work & Pensions have not issued any statistics (in our view) that can be used to ascertain the levels of unemployment or under employment in the UK, just meaningless geographic counts. However, the Office of National Statistics does publish claimant counts of people receiving out of work benefits, be that legacy Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit as a proportion of people over 16. These figures are usually updated once a month and are for Local Authority Districts and Unitary Authority Districts. So below are the figures of Mid Suffolk.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Mid Suffolk 1.9% -0.2%
East of England 3% -0.3%
England 3.8% -0.3%
UK 3.7% -0.3%
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Last Retrieved: March 2023
The 2021 census had data on people who were economically active (seeking work) yet unemployed on Census day (Sunday March 21st 2021). These statitics do cover Horham on a ward level. However, it has to be noted that the Census day was during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and therefore are not reflective of normal levels of unemployment. For example, between March 2020 and June 2020 people claiming Universal Credit doubled in most areas of the United Kingdom and then steadily declined up to the day of the Census and beyond. This data also contains the proportion of people in part-time work (working between 1-35 hours per week), which maybe an indicator of under employment in Horham.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 52.15%
In Part-Time Work 30.14%
Unemployed 3.92%
69.86% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Horham

How many residents own or rent their home in Horham and Mid Suffolk

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Horham either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 77.22 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 22.78 of Horham residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Hoxne & Worlingworth 77.22% 22.78%
Mid Suffolk 73.87% 26.13%
East 65.23% 34.77%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Horham has a significantly higher level of home ownership than the national average. This is indicative or an economically wealthy area.

Horham compared to other wards in Mid Suffolk

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Bacton (Mid Suffolk) 83.11% 16.89%
2 Onehouse 80.28% 19.72%
3 Palgrave 80.08% 19.92%
4 Blakenham 79.97% 20.03%
5 Gislingham 79.97% 20.03%
6 Thurston 79.35% 20.65%
7 Claydon & Barham 78.93% 21.07%
8 Rattlesden 78.39% 21.61%
9 Stonham 78.39% 21.61%
10 Mendlesham 77.6% 22.4%
11 Hoxne & Worlingworth 77.22% 22.78%
12 Fressingfield 76.67% 23.33%
13 Bramford 76.12% 23.88%
14 Rickinghall 75.6% 24.4%
15 Elmswell & Woolpit 74.12% 25.88%
16 Debenham 73.6% 26.4%
17 Stradbroke & Laxfield 72.92% 27.08%
18 Walsham-le-Willows 72.55% 27.45%
19 Needham Market 71.4% 28.6%
20 Haughley, Stowupland & Wetherden 71.11% 28.89%
21 Battisford & Ringshall 70.21% 29.79%
22 Stow Thorney 70.02% 29.98%
23 Eye 68.44% 31.56%
24 Combs Ford 67.82% 32.18%
25 Chilton (Mid Suffolk) 67.16% 32.84%
26 St Peter's (Mid Suffolk) 58.08% 41.92%
Horham is ranked 11 out of 26 wards in Mid Suffolk for the percentage of home owners.

Horham & Mid Suffolk Immigration Statistics

We have analysed the Census 2021 raw data on country of birth and compiled immigration statistics as percentages of the population. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. Below are the figures for Horham in the Mid Suffolk local area district.

Horham has a lower rate of immigrants than Mid Suffolk, the East of England region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Hoxne & Worlingworth 95.41% 4.59%
Mid Suffolk 94.37% 5.63%
East 85.09% 14.91%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Horham compared to other wards in Mid Suffolk

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Battisford & Ringshall 82.41% 17.59%
2 St Peter's 91.31% 8.69%
3 Stow Thorney 91.95% 8.05%
4 Chilton 93.39% 6.62%
5 Eye 93.94% 6.06%
6 Thurston 94.16% 5.84%
7 Rattlesden 94.19% 5.81%
8 Rickinghall 94.42% 5.58%
9 Elmswell & Woolpit 94.43% 5.57%
10 Combs Ford 94.65% 5.35%
11 Debenham 95% 5%
12 Needham Market 95.05% 4.95%
13 Onehouse 95.17% 4.83%
14 Stradbroke & Laxfield 95.22% 4.78%
15 Hoxne & Worlingworth 95.41% 4.59%
16 Gislingham 95.41% 4.59%
17 Blakenham 95.44% 4.56%
18 Haughley, Stowupland & Wetherden 95.61% 4.39%
19 Stonham 95.64% 4.36%
20 Bramford 95.69% 4.31%
21 Palgrave 95.81% 4.19%
22 Walsham-le-Willows 96.03% 3.97%
23 Mendlesham 96.16% 3.84%
24 Fressingfield 96.41% 3.59%
25 Claydon & Barham 96.44% 3.56%
26 Bacton 96.62% 3.38%
'; Horham is ranked 15 out of 26 wards in Mid Suffolk for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

What is the population of Horham and Mid Suffolk?

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

Ward Population
Bacton 3000
Battisford & Ringshall 3976
Blakenham 3299
Bramford 2540
Chilton 6676
Claydon & Barham 6031
Combs Ford 6210
Debenham 3309
Elmswell & Woolpit 6531
Eye 3067
Fressingfield 2884
Gislingham 3217
Haughley, Stowupland & Wetherden 5781
Hoxne & Worlingworth 2748
Mendlesham 3011
Needham Market 6133
Onehouse 2947
Palgrave 2879
Rattlesden 3186
Rickinghall 2956
St Peter's 2480
Stonham 2985
Stow Thorney 6748
Stradbroke & Laxfield 3150
Thurston 5926
Walsham-le-Willows 3187
Mid Suffolk Total 104857



Last updated: 20/02/2024, Additional Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.

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