Hurst, Berkshire

If you are thinking of moving to Hurst 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 Hurst to figures for Berkshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Hurst is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Hurst Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment figures as a percentage of the working population and has no further plans to do so. They do however publish the number of Universal Credit claimants in every local district council. We have taken the LDC that includes and compared it to the nearest councils. Please be aware that Universal Credit is a in and out of work benefit. Therefore these figures are an indicator of BOTH unemployment and underemployment.

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Hurst are dated . They are the last published statistics of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment in Hurst is both lower than the average for Merseyside (Met County) 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 Hurst than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitWokinghamMerseyside (Met County)England
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.1%4.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)0.9%4.2%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)5.7%21.3%13.5%

Hurst rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Hurst Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Hurst and are from the UK Census of 2011. Hurst has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Hurst also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Hurst are better educated than the average England citizen.

No Qualifications13.2%22.5%
Level 111.8%13.3%
Level 215.1%15.2%
Level 312.4%12.4%
Level 440%27.4%

Hurst Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Social Rented (Council)4.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)2.3%8.3%
Private Rented9.9%15.4%
Rent Free0.9%1.3%

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


Hurst Age Distribution Statistics

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

Age 0 to 46.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.2%5.6%
Age 10 to146.3%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 247%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.1%6%
Age 65 to 748.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 845%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.9%2.3%
Mean Age39.439.3
Median Age4039

Hurst General Health Statistics

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

Very Good54.26%47.17%
Very Bad0.61%1.25%

Hurst Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Hurst are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Hurst 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 Kingdom87.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.8%3.7%
Outside the EU8.8%9.4%

What is the population of Hurst and Wokingham?

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

Bulmershe and Whitegates10007
Finchampstead North5589
Finchampstead South5817
Maiden Erlegh10968
Remenham, Wargrave and Ruscombe5648
Shinfield North3760
Shinfield South10571
South Lake5928
Wokingham Without8178
Wokingham Total173945

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

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