Socio-economic statistics for Horsforth Woodside, Leeds

Socio-economic statistics for Horsforth Woodside, Leeds

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

Horsforth Woodside Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Horsforth Woodside 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 Horsforth Woodside to the national average for England.
Level Horsforth England
No Qualifications 11.51% 18.08%
Level 1 7.03% 9.69%
Level 2 10.63% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 4.9% 5.32%
Level 3 15.61% 16.92%
Level 4 48.4% 33.92%

How many residents own or rent their home in Horsforth Woodside and Leeds

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Horsforth Woodside either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 73.76 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 26.24 of Horsforth Woodside residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Horsforth 73.76% 26.24%
Leeds 56.98% 43.02%
Yorkshire and The Humber 62.58% 37.42%
England 61.31% 38.69%

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

Horsforth Woodside compared to other wards in Leeds

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Harewood (Leeds) 84.78% 15.22%
2 Adel & Wharfedale 79.67% 20.33%
3 Guiseley & Rawdon 77.6% 22.4%
4 Wetherby 76.13% 23.87%
5 Ardsley & Robin Hood 74.64% 25.36%
6 Kippax & Methley 74.26% 25.74%
7 Horsforth 73.76% 26.24%
8 Calverley & Farsley 73.37% 26.63%
9 Morley North 73.35% 26.65%
10 Roundhay 71.72% 28.28%
11 Alwoodley 71.51% 28.49%
12 Rothwell 70.87% 29.13%
13 Otley & Yeadon 68.24% 31.76%
14 Moortown 68.23% 31.77%
15 Cross Gates & Whinmoor 66.33% 33.67%
16 Pudsey 65.73% 34.27%
17 Morley South 62.52% 37.48%
18 Weetwood 60.47% 39.53%
19 Farnley & Wortley 60.13% 39.87%
20 Bramley & Stanningley 51.56% 48.44%
21 Middleton Park 47.75% 52.25%
22 Chapel Allerton 47.12% 52.88%
23 Killingbeck & Seacroft 43.75% 56.25%
24 Kirkstall 39.77% 60.23%
25 Armley 38.53% 61.47%
26 Beeston & Holbeck 38.25% 61.75%
27 Gipton & Harehills 31.91% 68.09%
28 Burmantofts & Richmond Hill 26.01% 73.99%
29 Hunslet & Riverside 25.76% 74.24%
30 Headingley & Hyde Park 16.78% 83.22%
31 Little London & Woodhouse 12.88% 87.12%
Horsforth Woodside is ranked 7 out of 31 wards in Leeds for the percentage of home owners.

Horsforth Woodside Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Horsforth.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under 5.96%
5 - 9 years 6.92%
10 - 15 years 7.29%
16 - 19 years 4.85%
20 - 24 years 4.84%
25 - 34 years 13.37%
35 - 49 years 21.51%
50 - 64 years 16.72%
65 - 74 years 9.24%
75 - 84 years 6.48%
85 years & over 2.82%

Horsforth Woodside & Leeds 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 Horsforth Woodside in the Leeds local area district.

Horsforth Woodside has a lower rate of immigrants than Leeds, the Yorkshire and The Humber region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Horsforth 92.14% 7.86%
Leeds 84.2% 15.8%
Yorkshire and The Humber 88.65% 11.35%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Horsforth Woodside compared to other wards in Leeds

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Gipton & Harehills 57.41% 42.59%
2 Little London & Woodhouse 61.02% 38.98%
3 Hunslet & Riverside 63.66% 36.34%
4 Burmantofts & Richmond Hill 66.82% 33.18%
5 Beeston & Holbeck 70.43% 29.57%
6 Chapel Allerton 74.34% 25.66%
7 Armley 76.64% 23.36%
8 Alwoodley 79.64% 20.36%
9 Roundhay 81.68% 18.32%
10 Moortown 81.7% 18.3%
11 Headingley & Hyde Park 82.34% 17.66%
12 Kirkstall 82.7% 17.3%
13 Middleton Park 84.6% 15.4%
14 Weetwood 84.89% 15.11%
15 Killingbeck & Seacroft 85.61% 14.39%
16 Adel & Wharfedale 88.54% 11.46%
17 Farnley & Wortley 89.23% 10.77%
18 Calverley & Farsley 90.36% 9.64%
19 Bramley & Stanningley 91.14% 8.86%
20 Morley South 91.7% 8.3%
21 Horsforth 92.14% 7.86%
22 Cross Gates & Whinmoor 92.52% 7.48%
23 Pudsey 93.03% 6.97%
24 Morley North 93.67% 6.33%
25 Harewood 94.45% 5.55%
26 Ardsley & Robin Hood 95.01% 4.99%
27 Rothwell 95.02% 4.98%
28 Guiseley & Rawdon 95.22% 4.78%
29 Wetherby 95.6% 4.4%
30 Otley & Yeadon 95.77% 4.23%
31 Kippax & Methley 96.53% 3.47%
'; Horsforth Woodside is ranked 21 out of 31 wards in Leeds for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

Horsforth Woodside 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 Leeds.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Leeds 4.5% -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 Horsforth Woodside 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 Horsforth Woodside.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 60.2%
In Part-Time Work 24.24%
Unemployed 2.84%
75.76% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Horsforth Woodside

Horsforth Woodside Health Statistics

Horsforth has significantly more residents (>5%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Horsforth 55% 31.46% 10.14% 2.6% 0.8%
Leeds 49.52% 33.29% 12.18% 3.89% 1.12%
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 Leeds changed since 2011?

Leeds residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 0.93% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 48.08% 33.8% 12.71% 4.19% 1.22%
2021 49.52% 33.29% 12.18% 3.89% 1.12%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

What are the occupations of the residents of Horsforth Woodside?

The largest employment sector in Horsforth Woodside is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 33.59%
Associate Professional & Technical 16.72%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 16.43%
Administrative & Secretarial 8.89%
Skilled Trades 6.26%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 6.18%
Elementary Occupations 4.76%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 2.48%

What is the population of Horsforth Woodside and Leeds?

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

Ward Population
Adel & Wharfedale 19605
Alwoodley 22944
Ardsley & Robin Hood 22699
Armley 25313
Beeston & Holbeck 26957
Bramley & Stanningley 22613
Burmantofts & Richmond Hill 28766
Calverley & Farsley 23248
Chapel Allerton 24471
Cross Gates & Whinmoor 23327
Farnley & Wortley 24329
Garforth & Swillington 20202
Gipton & Harehills 33645
Guiseley & Rawdon 22697
Harewood 18182
Headingley & Hyde Park 32459
Horsforth 22447
Hunslet & Riverside 28727
Killingbeck & Seacroft 24901
Kippax & Methley 21222
Kirkstall 22223
Little London & Woodhouse 37849
Middleton Park 28811
Moortown 22471
Morley North 22482
Morley South 22574
Otley & Yeadon 22064
Pudsey 24747
Rothwell 20250
Roundhay 23259
Temple Newsam 21193
Weetwood 21542
Wetherby 20567
Leeds Total 798786



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

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