Socio-economic statistics for Horsebridge, Hampshire

Socio-economic statistics for Horsebridge, Hampshire

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

Horsebridge Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Horsebridge 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 Horsebridge to the national average for England.
Level Mid Test England
No Qualifications 12.08% 18.08%
Level 1 8.08% 9.69%
Level 2 12.96% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 4.12% 5.32%
Level 3 17.2% 16.92%
Level 4 43.45% 33.92%

What are the occupations of the residents of Horsebridge?

The largest employment sector in Horsebridge is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 21.71%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 21.13%
Associate Professional & Technical 14.63%
Skilled Trades 10.86%
Administrative & Secretarial 9.14%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 6.81%
Elementary Occupations 6.74%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 4.23%

How many residents own or rent their home in Horsebridge and Test Valley

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Horsebridge either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 63.41 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 36.59 of Horsebridge residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Mid Test 63.41% 36.59%
Test Valley 68.94% 31.06%
South East 65.66% 34.34%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Horsebridge has a higher level of home ownership than than the national average.

Horsebridge compared to other wards in Test Valley

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Ampfield & Braishfield 82.95% 17.05%
2 Valley Park 82.33% 17.67%
3 Chilworth, Nursling & Rownhams 81.15% 18.85%
4 Blackwater 80.78% 19.22%
5 Charlton & the Pentons 78.91% 21.09%
6 Romsey Tadburn 77.83% 22.17%
7 North Baddesley 76.64% 23.36%
8 Anna 76.33% 23.67%
9 Romsey Cupernham 73.73% 26.27%
10 Andover Winton 71.21% 28.79%
11 Harewood (Test Valley) 70.46% 29.54%
12 Bellinger 68.51% 31.49%
13 Andover Millway 68.42% 31.58%
14 Romsey Abbey 63.54% 36.46%
15 Mid Test 63.41% 36.59%
16 Andover Harroway 61.91% 38.09%
17 Bourne Valley 59.88% 40.12%
18 Andover Downlands 59.62% 40.38%
19 Andover Romans 55.36% 44.64%
20 Andover St Mary's 51.02% 48.98%
Horsebridge is ranked 15 out of 20 wards in Test Valley for the percentage of home owners.

Horsebridge Health Statistics

Mid Test has significantly more residents (>5%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Mid Test 54.1% 32.76% 10% 2.47% 0.66%
Test Valley 50.34% 34.36% 11.44% 3.03% 0.82%
South East 49.98% 34.01% 11.77% 3.31% 0.93%
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 Test Valley changed since 2011?

Test Valley residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 0.09% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 50.02% 34.59% 11.62% 2.97% 0.8%
2021 50.34% 34.36% 11.44% 3.03% 0.82%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

Horsebridge Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Mid Test.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under 4.91%
5 - 9 years 5.97%
10 - 15 years 6.3%
16 - 19 years 3.86%
20 - 24 years 3.35%
25 - 34 years 9.5%
35 - 49 years 18.6%
50 - 64 years 23.32%
65 - 74 years 13.16%
75 - 84 years 8.28%
85 years & over 2.73%

Horsebridge 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 Test Valley.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Test Valley 1.9% -0.1%
South East 2.9% -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 Horsebridge 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 Horsebridge.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 58.59%
In Part-Time Work 29.2%
Unemployed 2.74%
70.8% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Horsebridge

Horsebridge & Test Valley 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 Horsebridge in the Test Valley local area district.

Horsebridge has a lower rate of immigrants than Test Valley, the South East region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Mid Test 92.01% 7.99%
Test Valley 88.88% 11.12%
South East 84.24% 15.76%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Horsebridge compared to other wards in Test Valley

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Andover Romans 81.77% 18.23%
2 Andover St Mary's 83.86% 16.14%
3 Valley Park 85% 15%
4 Andover Millway 85.83% 14.17%
5 Andover Harroway 86.34% 13.66%
6 Andover Downlands 86.65% 13.35%
7 Andover Winton 88.08% 11.92%
8 Chilworth, Nursling & Rownhams 88.71% 11.29%
9 Bourne Valley 90.58% 9.42%
10 Ampfield & Braishfield 90.84% 9.16%
11 Harewood 90.9% 9.1%
12 Bellinger 91.38% 8.62%
13 Anna 91.74% 8.26%
14 Mid Test 92.01% 7.99%
15 Romsey Abbey 92.19% 7.81%
16 North Baddesley 92.27% 7.73%
17 Romsey Cupernham 92.46% 7.54%
18 Charlton & the Pentons 92.54% 7.46%
19 Romsey Tadburn 92.73% 7.27%
20 Blackwater 93.67% 6.33%
'; Horsebridge is ranked 14 out of 20 wards in Test Valley for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

What is the population of Horsebridge and Test Valley?

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

Ward Population
Ampfield & Braishfield 2355
Andover Downlands 3214
Andover Harroway 10551
Andover Millway 9355
Andover Romans 8435
Andover St Mary's 9974
Andover Winton 6821
Anna 6585
Bellinger 3184
Blackwater 6379
Bourne Valley 4107
Charlton & the Pentons 3277
Chilworth, Nursling & Rownhams 7248
Harewood 3342
Mid Test 9155
North Baddesley 7359
Romsey Abbey 5409
Romsey Cupernham 8140
Romsey Tadburn 5672
Valley Park 6601
Test Valley Total 127163



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

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