Socio-economic statistics for Testwood, Hampshire

Socio-economic statistics for Testwood, Hampshire
Socio-economic statistics for Testwood, Hampshire

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

Testwood Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureNew ForestEngland
Owned43.5%30.6%
Mortgage31.5%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)6.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.2%8.3%
Private Rented10.6%15.4%
Other1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%

Testwood General Health Statistics

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

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HealthNew ForestEngland
Very Good45.15%47.17%
Good35.87%34.22%
Fair14.09%13.12%
Bad3.81%4.25%
Very Bad1.08%1.25%

Testwood 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.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Testwood 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Testwood is both lower than the average for Hampshire 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 Testwood than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitNew ForestHampshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.4%1.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.6%1.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.1%8.7%13.5%

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

Testwood Immigration Statistics

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

CountryNew ForestEngland
United Kingdom94%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2%3.7%
Outside the EU3.6%9.4%

Testwood 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.

GradeNew ForestEngland
AB24.59%22.96%
C131.32%30.92%
C223.60%20.64%
DE20.48%25.49%

Testwood Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeNew ForestEngland
Age 0 to 44.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.8%5.6%
Age 10 to145.5%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4416.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.9%6%
Age 65 to 7412.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 848.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over4.2%2.3%
Mean Age45.239.3
Median Age4739

Testwood Education Statistics

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

QualificationNew ForestEngland
No Qualifications21.1%22.5%
Level 113.3%13.3%
Level 216.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship5.4%3.6%
Level 312%12.4%
Level 427.2%27.4%
Other4.2%5.7%

What is the population of Testwood and New Forest?

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

WardPopulation
Ashurst, Copythorne South and Netley Marsh5650
Barton5618
Bashley2734
Becton4999
Boldre and Sway5537
Bramshaw, Copythorne North and Minstead2496
Bransgore and Burley5492
Brockenhurst and Forest South East6287
Buckland3651
Butts Ash and Dibden Purlieu6506
Dibden and Hythe East5722
Downlands and Forest2929
Fawley, Blackfield and Langley5934
Fernhill6373
Fordingbridge6645
Forest North West2340
Furzedown and Hardley3450
Holbury and North Blackfield6705
Hordle5639
Hythe West and Langdown6393
Lymington Town6346
Lyndhurst3126
Marchwood5986
Milford5061
Milton6483
Pennington6305
Ringwood East and Sopley2917
Ringwood North6222
Ringwood South6480
Totton Central5486
Totton East6277
Totton North6686
Totton South6136
Totton West5038
New Forest Total179649



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


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