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

Horsford General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Horsford. The percentage of residents in Horsford rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

Very Good44.30%42.70%47.17%
Very Bad1.08%1.25%1.25%

Horsford Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications22.9%26.3%22.5%
Level 114.8%14.3%13.3%
Level 217.5%16.2%15.2%
Level 312%11.8%12.4%
Level 423.2%21.9%27.4%

Horsford Immigration Statistics

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

United Kingdom95.8%92.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.4%3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU2.5%3.6%9.4%

Horsford Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.6%3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.6%2.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.2%13.2%13.5%

Horsford Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 44.9%5.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%4.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.4%8.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.3%5.8%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.6%18%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.3%19.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.8%7.4%6%
Age 65 to 7411.6%11.2%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.6%7.4%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.1%3%2.3%
Mean Age43.942.739.3
Median Age454339

Horsford Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Social Rented (Council)0.9%7.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.7%8.6%8.3%
Private Rented9.1%13.4%15.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.6%1.3%

Horsford 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.


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

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    Horsford is a large but pleasant village to live in. It is well situated, close to Norwich, beautiful North Norfolk and The Broads national park. Crime is low, relative to both England and Norfolk. Norwich International Airport is 2 miles away, and Norwich Rail and Bus Stations around 5 miles away. The village has a regular bus service and is well served by local taxi companies.
    There are two pre-schools, an infant school and a junior school (high school is around 2.5 miles away). We have two good pubs, one with an outstanding restaurant, a thriving social club and village hall, an excellent Indian restaurant, good chippy and kebab/pizza shop, plus another Indian take-away and a Chinese. Many Norwich take-away chains etc. deliver to Horsford too.
    We have our own butcher, baker, beauty salon, laundrette, Co-op, newsagent, kids playbarn, pharmacy and a fishmonger van that visits weekly. We have a weekly library van, plus easy access to two additional local libraries. The local football and cricket teams are of note. There is extensive woodland and good public walking areas.
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