If you are thinking of moving to Silchester 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 Silchester to figures for Hampshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Silchester is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Silchester Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Silchester 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Silchester than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.
|Benefit||Basingstoke and Deane||Hampshire||England|
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||1.6%||1.6%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||1.5%||1.4%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||8.5%||8.7%||13.5%|
Silchester Age Distribution Statistics
|Age||Basingstoke and Deane||Hampshire||England|
|Age 0 to 4||6.8%||5.9%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.9%||5.6%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||6.2%||6%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.7%||3.9%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||7.3%||7.6%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||6.6%||5.4%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||22.4%||19.7%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||20.7%||20.9%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||6.1%||6.7%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||8%||9.6%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||4.7%||6.2%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||1.8%||2.6%||2.3%|
Silchester General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Silchester. The percentage of residents in Silchester rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Silchester rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Silchester is generally better than in the average person in England.
|Health||Basingstoke and Deane||Hampshire||England|
Silchester Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Silchester and are from the UK Census of 2011.
|Qualification||Basingstoke and Deane||Hampshire||England|
Silchester Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
|Tenure||Basingstoke and Deane||Hampshire||England|
|Social Rented (Council)||0.8%||4.8%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||17%||9%||8.3%|
Silchester Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Silchester are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Silchester 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.
|Country||Basingstoke and Deane||Hampshire||England|
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.7%||0.5%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||3.3%||2.6%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||6.7%||5.3%||9.4%|
Silchester 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. Silchester has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
|Grade||Basingstoke and Deane||Hampshire||England|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
Do you live in Silchester? Let us know what you think in the comments below.