Socio-economic statistics for Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Hornsea in East Riding of Yorkshire 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 Hornsea older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Hornsea and East Riding of Yorkshire? Is Hornsea an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

Hornsea 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 East Riding of Yorkshire.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
East Riding of Yorkshire 2.5% -0.2%
Yorkshire and The Humber 4.2% -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 Hornsea 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 Hornsea.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 43.5%
In Part-Time Work 33.41%
Unemployed 4.36%
66.59% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Hornsea

Hornsea & East Riding of Yorkshire 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 Hornsea in the East Riding of Yorkshire local area district.

Hornsea has a lower rate of immigrants than East Riding of Yorkshire, the Yorkshire and The Humber region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
North Holderness 97.2% 2.8%
East Riding of Yorkshire 95.04% 4.96%
Yorkshire and The Humber 88.65% 11.35%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Hornsea compared to other wards in East Riding of Yorkshire

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Goole South 80.45% 19.55%
2 Goole North 87.42% 12.58%
3 South Hunsley 93.25% 6.75%
4 Cottingham North 93.86% 6.14%
5 Cottingham South 93.99% 6.01%
6 Pocklington Provincial 94.65% 5.35%
7 St Mary's 94.68% 5.32%
8 Minster and Woodmansey 94.74% 5.26%
9 Dale 94.99% 5.01%
10 Beverley Rural 95.01% 4.99%
11 Bridlington South 95.25% 4.75%
12 Wolds Weighton 95.38% 4.62%
13 Hessle 95.47% 4.53%
14 Willerby and Kirk Ella 95.5% 4.5%
15 Tranby 95.63% 4.37%
16 Driffield and Rural 96.03% 3.97%
17 Howden 96.24% 3.76%
18 Bridlington Central and Old Town 96.32% 3.68%
19 Howdenshire 96.75% 3.25%
20 Snaith, Airmyn, Rawcliffe and Marshland 96.92% 3.08%
21 Bridlington North 97.18% 2.82%
22 North Holderness 97.2% 2.8%
23 East Wolds and Coastal 97.22% 2.78%
24 South East Holderness 97.29% 2.71%
25 South West Holderness 97.56% 2.44%
26 Mid Holderness 97.81% 2.19%
'; Hornsea is ranked 22 out of 26 wards in East Riding of Yorkshire for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

Hornsea Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in North Holderness.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under
5 - 9 years
10 - 15 years
16 - 19 years
20 - 24 years
25 - 34 years
35 - 49 years
50 - 64 years
65 - 74 years
75 - 84 years
85 years & over

Hornsea Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Hornsea 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 Hornsea to the national average for England.
Level North Holderness England
No Qualifications 21.03% 18.08%
Level 1 10.73% 9.69%
Level 2 14.1% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 7.92% 5.32%
Level 3 16.42% 16.92%
Level 4 26.56% 33.92%

What are the occupations of the residents of Hornsea?

The largest employment sector in Hornsea is Skilled Trades. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Skilled Trades 14.5%
Professional Occupations 13.7%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 12.95%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 12.08%
Elementary Occupations 11.03%
Associate Professional & Technical 10.53%
Administrative & Secretarial 8.66%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 7.14%

Hornsea Health Statistics

North Holderness has a significantly lower proportion of residents (>5%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
North Holderness 38.45% 36.4% 17.91% 5.39% 1.85%
East Riding of Yorkshire 44.87% 35.39% 14.37% 4.12% 1.26%
Yorkshire and The Humber 46.18% 34.31% 13.7% 4.49% 1.32%
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 East Riding of Yorkshire changed since 2011?

East Riding of Yorkshire residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 0.1% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 45.19% 34.97% 14.46% 4.15% 1.24%
2021 44.87% 35.39% 14.37% 4.12% 1.26%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How many residents own or rent their home in Hornsea and East Riding of Yorkshire

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Hornsea either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 72.43 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 27.57 of Hornsea residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
North Holderness 72.43% 27.57%
East Riding of Yorkshire 73.12% 26.88%
Yorkshire and The Humber 62.58% 37.42%
England 61.31% 38.69%

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

Hornsea compared to other wards in East Riding of Yorkshire

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Willerby and Kirk Ella 87.65% 12.35%
2 South Hunsley 84.01% 15.99%
3 Beverley Rural 82.05% 17.95%
4 Dale 81.25% 18.75%
5 Mid Holderness 80.65% 19.35%
6 Cottingham North 80.4% 19.6%
7 Howdenshire 79.31% 20.69%
8 Snaith, Airmyn, Rawcliffe and Marshland 78.45% 21.55%
9 Bridlington North 77.96% 22.04%
10 South West Holderness 76.49% 23.51%
11 East Wolds and Coastal 76.02% 23.98%
12 Pocklington Provincial 75.95% 24.05%
13 Howden 75.2% 24.8%
14 Tranby 75.11% 24.89%
15 St Mary's (East Riding of Yorkshire) 75.05% 24.95%
16 Wolds Weighton 74.24% 25.76%
17 Cottingham South 72.56% 27.44%
18 North Holderness 72.43% 27.57%
19 Driffield and Rural 71.73% 28.27%
20 Hessle 71.38% 28.62%
21 South East Holderness 68.48% 31.52%
22 Goole North 65.11% 34.89%
23 Minster and Woodmansey 64.45% 35.55%
24 Bridlington Central and Old Town 57.32% 42.68%
25 Bridlington South 49.92% 50.08%
26 Goole South 47.78% 52.22%
Hornsea is ranked 18 out of 26 wards in East Riding of Yorkshire for the percentage of home owners.

What is the population of Hornsea and East Riding of Yorkshire?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in East Riding of Yorkshire including Hornsea. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Ward Population
Beverley Rural 14078
Bridlington Central and Old Town 11025
Bridlington North 13054
Bridlington South 14671
Cottingham North 8047
Cottingham South 9643
Dale 18125
Driffield and Rural 15369
East Wolds and Coastal 14547
Goole North 11528
Goole South 11157
Hessle 15359
Howden 5277
Howdenshire 15283
Mid Holderness 13769
Minster and Woodmansey 16490
North Holderness 10579
Pocklington Provincial 18026
Snaith, Airmyn, Rawcliffe and Marshland 9803
South East Holderness 14927
South Hunsley 10569
South West Holderness 14412
St Mary's 16211
Tranby 10336
Willerby and Kirk Ella 13727
Wolds Weighton 17189
East Riding of Yorkshire Total 343201



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



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