The 2011 Census results have been issued and below are some of the key statistics about The Parish Of Horndean. All percentage increases are since the 2001 census so cover a 10 year period. (The Parish of Horndean includes Horndean, Blendworth, Catherington, Lovedean and Hazleton)
Population. We have a population of 12,942 people in 5,240 households which is growth of 2.4%. There are 2.46 people per house on average. 19.6% of the population are over 65 which is an increase from 15%. The population growth is linked to housing needs which help to determine the type of housing needed. For Horndean it is affordable housing for first time buyers and due to the ageing population more housing that is suitable for single elderly people or care home facilities. The number of people living in a house has dropped which means the same population requires more homes. There are currently 4 care homes with places for 100 elderly people.
House Numbers. There are 5,240 houses compared to 5032 ten years ago. This is an increase of 208 in the last decade, or 21 per year. This is quite a bit less than I had thought, and may surprise you too. The next 10 years will almost certainly require more as the average age continues to rise, families have 2.4 children and more homes are occupied by single people.
Education. The number of people aged 16+ with the highest number of qualifications has increased from 21% to 30%. This is a factor in our improved average income.
Health. 13.5% of people feel their day-to-day activities are limited by their health or a disability. 84.6% feel in good or very good health and 4% in bad or very bad health. The Blendworth Lane surgery has 4528 registered patients, are currently accepting new patients, and it is hoped they will move into the new development and be able to offer additional health services to the community.
Employment. 6514 people are employed or in full-time education. Registered unemployed increased from 149 to 216. Despite the increase we are still well below the national average with the 2011 figure affected by the recession.
Mobility. Of the 5240 households 442 have no car or van (8.4%) 1765 (34.7%) have one car or van and 2984 (56.9%) have more than one. This is good evidence to support efforts to push for better bus services, something we all know we need.
House Prices. The average East Hampshire house price is £351,407. Catherington & Lovedean is £316,664 and Hazleton & Blendworth is £276,430.
Average Income. Average East Hampshire is £43,598. Catherington & Lovedean is £51,157 and Hazleton & Blendworth is £37,815.
Need for affordable housing. There are 130 households in need of affordable housing at the moment. 66 require a 1 bed property (incl Sheltered Housing) 50 require a 2 bed, 13 require a 3 bed and 1 a 4 bed home. 84% of homes are owner occupied. 7.6% are social housing and 7.2% private rented.
I hope you found that interesting! Much of it forms the basis for forecasting budget growth, service provision and hopusing needs at EHDC.