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

Horncastle Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureEast LindseyLincolnshireEngland
Owned42.4%36%30.6%
Mortgage26.8%32.6%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.6%8.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8.4%5.5%8.3%
Private Rented15.3%13.8%15.4%
Other2%1.8%1.4%
Rent Free1.7%1.6%1.3%

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

GradeEast LindseyLincolnshireEngland
AB14.28%17.93%22.96%
C126.94%28.67%30.92%
C226.79%24.74%20.64%
DE31.98%28.66%25.49%

Horncastle Education Statistics

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

QualificationEast LindseyLincolnshireEngland
No Qualifications32.6%26.1%22.5%
Level 114.2%14.1%13.3%
Level 215.6%16.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.3%4.2%3.6%
Level 310.5%12.3%12.4%
Level 418.1%21.3%27.4%
Other4.8%5.5%5.7%

Horncastle General Health Statistics

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

HealthEast LindseyLincolnshireEngland
Very Good38.22%43.02%47.17%
Good35.29%35.96%34.22%
Fair18.27%15.13%13.12%
Bad6.36%4.60%4.25%
Very Bad1.86%1.30%1.25%

Horncastle Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Horncastle 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 25% higher in Horncastle than the national average, suggesting that many people maybe under employed or on a low salary.

BenefitEast LindseyLincolnshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.9%2.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.9%2.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)17.7%13.3%13.5%

Horncastle Immigration Statistics

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

CountryEast LindseyLincolnshireEngland
United Kingdom96.3%92.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.7%4.3%3.7%
Outside the EU1.6%2.4%9.4%

Horncastle Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeEast LindseyLincolnshireEngland
Age 0 to 44.5%5.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.4%4.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.3%5.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.7%8.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.3%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4415.2%18%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921%20.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 649%7.4%6%
Age 65 to 7414.6%11.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 848.4%6.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over3%2.6%2.3%
Mean Age45.842.539.3
Median Age494439



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

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