Socio-economic statistics for Rye Common, Hampshire

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

Rye Common Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Odiham.
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

Rye Common 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 Hart.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Hart 1.5% -0.2%
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 Rye Common 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 Rye Common.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 60.83%
In Part-Time Work 25.47%
Unemployed 2.64%
74.53% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Rye Common

What are the occupations of the residents of Rye Common?

The largest employment sector in Rye Common is Managers, Directors & Senior Officials. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 21.52%
Professional Occupations 21.37%
Associate Professional & Technical 20.44%
Skilled Trades 9.48%
Administrative & Secretarial 8.38%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 6.93%
Elementary Occupations 5.25%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 3.15%

Rye Common Health Statistics

Odiham has significantly more residents (>5%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Odiham 57.54% 31.36% 8.36% 2.1% 0.64%
Hart 54.88% 32.9% 9.4% 2.19% 0.63%
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 Hart changed since 2011?

Hart residents who describe their health as either good or very good has decreased by 0.32% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 55.01% 33.09% 9.26% 2.08% 0.56%
2021 54.88% 32.9% 9.4% 2.19% 0.63%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

Rye Common & Hart 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 Rye Common in the Hart local area district.

Rye Common has a lower rate of immigrants than Hart, the South East region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Odiham 91.05% 8.95%
Hart 88.29% 11.71%
South East 84.24% 15.76%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Rye Common compared to other wards in Hart

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Blackwater and Hawley 84% 16%
2 Fleet West 84.07% 15.93%
3 Fleet Central 86.13% 13.87%
4 Fleet East 86.8% 13.2%
5 Crookham West and Ewshot 87.74% 12.26%
6 Hook 88.06% 11.94%
7 Crookham East 90.62% 9.38%
8 Yateley East 90.7% 9.3%
9 Hartley Wintney 90.85% 9.15%
10 Odiham 91.05% 8.95%
11 Yateley West 92.02% 7.98%
'; Rye Common is ranked 10 out of 11 wards in Hart for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

Rye Common Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Rye Common 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 Rye Common to the national average for England.
Level Odiham England
No Qualifications 9.59% 18.08%
Level 1 6.44% 9.69%
Level 2 13.32% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 4.19% 5.32%
Level 3 19.3% 16.92%
Level 4 45.24% 33.92%

How many residents own or rent their home in Rye Common and Hart

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Rye Common either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 66.1 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 33.9 of Rye Common residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Odiham 66.1% 33.9%
Hart 75.72% 24.28%
South East 65.66% 34.34%
England 61.31% 38.69%

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

Rye Common compared to other wards in Hart

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Crookham East 86.22% 13.78%
2 Yateley West 85.6% 14.4%
3 Yateley East 78.51% 21.49%
4 Blackwater and Hawley 78.39% 21.61%
5 Fleet East 78.13% 21.87%
6 Hook 74.58% 25.42%
7 Crookham West and Ewshot 73.52% 26.48%
8 Fleet West 73.44% 26.56%
9 Hartley Wintney 72.23% 27.77%
10 Fleet Central 70.27% 29.73%
11 Odiham 66.1% 33.9%
Rye Common is ranked 11 out of 11 wards in Hart for the percentage of home owners.

What is the population of Rye Common and Hart?

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

Ward Population
Blackwater and Hawley 8468
Crookham East 7552
Crookham West and Ewshot 10582
Fleet Central 9296
Fleet East 7452
Fleet West 9568
Hartley Wintney 9569
Hook 8867
Odiham 9513
Yateley East 8283
Yateley West 8458
Hart Total 97608



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



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