Hampshire Facts and Figures

New Forest Key Facts








New Forest Boundaries


Ward and Parish boundaries for New Forest can be viewed on a map in either PDF or JPG format by selecting one of the appropriate links below:

Ward:

Parish:

Source: Ordnance Survey boundaries

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Rural and Urban Classification 2004



Area Number of Hectares % Hectares % Population
Rural 65951.7 88% 30%
Urban>10,000 population 9369.1 12% 70%
New Forest Total 75320.8 100% 100%

This information can also be viewed graphically on a map in either jpg or pdf format by clicking one of the following links:

Sources :

Population figures - Hampshire County Council's 2008 based Small Area Population Forecasts (SAPF).
Rural urban figures - Rural & Urban Classification 2004

These data are derived from 2001 Census data.
Areas were treated as 'urban' or 'rural' simply on the basis of their geographical relationship to settlements of 10,000 or more population. More specifically, where the majority of the population of an area lives within settlements with a population of more than 10,000 people, the area is treated as urban. All other areas were treated as rural.

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Population



The Hampshire County Council Demography section have produced Demographic Factsheets on each of the districts and two unitary authorities in Hampshire, you can view or download the New Forest factsheets by clicking on the following links:

Population age profile


Age Group 1991 Census 2001 Census 2011 Census
All Ages 160,456 169,331 176,462
0-4 9,183 8,355 8,592
5-14 8,977 9,905 8,512
10-14 9,026 10,639 9,665
15-19 9,574 8,900 9,726
20-24 9,327 6,629 8,146
25-29 10,209 7,660 7,544
30-34 10,176 10,166 7,840
35-39 10,359 11,949 9,664
40-44 11,983 11,658 11,681
45-49 9,986 11,212 13,216
50-54 8,814 12,854 12,097
55-59 8,715 11,356 11,748
60-64 9,367 9,761 13,889
65-69 10,077 9,533 11,741
70-74 8,619 9,292 9,685
75-79 7,359 8,319 8,428
80-84 5,002 5,980 6,956
85-89 2,573 3,484 4,681
90+ 1,130 1,679 2,651

Source: Office for National Statistics

For further information or a more detailed breakdown on the population figures shown please go to the Demography section pages

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Housing Completions



The following table shows the number of net dwellings completed in New Forest by large and small sites each year since 2003. The information is obtained through detailed annual surveys carried out by the Land Supply team and local authority colleagues.

Net Housing Completions by Large, Small and Total Sites 2003-2014


Year 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 Total 2003-2014
Small 173 212 188 167 186 232 121 139 102 67 105 1692
Large 404 284 215 132 249 297 115 145 143 131 49 2164
Total 577 496 403 299 435 529 236 284 245 198 154 3702

Note : Large sites are sites of 10 or more dwellings

Source: Land Supply team, Research & Intelligence group, Hampshire County Council
For more information on Housing, Industrial, Leisure and Retail sites please visit the Land Supply section pages

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House Prices to Earnings Ratio



2013 ratio of median house prices to median earnings 2013 ratio of lower quartile house prices to lower quartile earnings
New Forest 9.04 9.89
Hampshire 8.04 8.50
England 6.72 6.45
Source:  HM Land Registry

For more house price information see the Land Registry House Price Index pages


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Employment (employees)


Sector 2012 Employee estimate 2011 Employee estimate Absolute Change % Change LQ against GB
1, 2 :Agriculture, Mining & Utilities (A, B, D & E) 1,200 1,600 -400 -25.0 0.89
3 : Manufacturing (C) 6,000 6,000 0 0.0 1.08
4 : Construction (F) 5,600 5,100 500 9.8 1.94
5 : Motor trades (Part G) 1,300 1,400 -100 -7.1 1.17
6 : Wholesale (Part G) 2,700 2,900 -200 -6.9 1.03
7 : Retail (Part G) 6,900 6,700 200 3.0 1.05
8 : Transport & storage (inc postal) (H) 2,500 2,300 200 8.7 0.86
9 : Accommodation & food services (I) 5,800 7,000 -1,200 -17.1 1.32
10 : Information & communication (J) 1,600 1,400 200 14.3 0.64
11 : Financial & insurance (K) 1,200 1,100 100 9.1 0.48
12 : Property (L) 1,200 1,200 0 0.0 1.17
13 : Professional, scientific & technical (M) 4,400 3,800 600 15.8 0.91
14 : Business administration & support services (N) 3,200 2,600 600 23.1 0.59
15 : Public administration & defence (O) 1,600 2,000 -400 -20.0 0.49
16 : Education (P) 6,900 6,600 300 4.5 1.13
17 : Health (Q) 8,800 8,900 -100 -1.1 1.02
18 : Arts, entertainment, recreation & other services (R,S,T and U) 3,600 3,800 -200 -5.3 1.26
Total Employee Estimate 64,500 64,300 200 0.3 1.00

Source: Business Register and Employment Survey 2012 and 2011

Notes:

  1. All broad industry definitions based on Standard Industry Classification (SIC) 2007. The revised SIC 2007 is not directly comparable to the earlier SIC 2003 or 1992 used in the Annual Business Inquiry (ABI).

  2. All estimates rounded to nearest 100 employees.

  3. Excludes SIC 2007 01:000 farm labourers.

  4. An employee is anyone aged 16 years or over that an organisation directly pays from its payroll(s), in return for carrying out a full-time or part-time job or being on a training scheme. It excludes voluntary workers, self-employed, working owners who are not paid via PAYE.

The Business Register and Employment Survey (BRES) replaces the Annual Business Inquiry (ABI), but remains based on a sample survey so all figures are estimates subject to reliability measures which need to be taken into account when interpreting the data. The lower the level of geography and industry the less reliable the data.

The location quotient (LQ) compares the local economy to a reference economy, in the process attempting to identify specializations in the local economy. The location quotient is based upon a calculated ratio between the local economy and the economy of some reference unit, in this case the local authority area referenced to Great Britain. A figure equal to or close to ‘1.00’ implies parity between the local and national employee share for that sector, while figures above suggest local sector concentrations.

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Earnings



Average gross weekly (median resident earnings) New Forest (£) C.I % +/- UK (£) C.I % +/-
Males 580 7.6 508 0.3
Females 288 9.1 328 0.2
All workers 396 5.6 417 0.2
Full time workers 545 5.9 518 0.2

Source:  Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (Resident based query), National Statistics. Earnings rounded to the nearest pound.

Average gross weekly (median workplace earnings) New Forest (£) C.I % +/- UK (£) C.I % +/-
Male 506 6.9 508 0.3
Female 251 12.0 328 0.2
All workers 375 6.7 417 0.2
Full Time workers 498 5.9 518 0.2

Source:  Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (Workplace based query), National Statistics. Earnings rounded to the nearest pound.

NOTES: Earnings are median gross weekly estimates. The median is the value below which 50% of all employees fall. It is preferred over the mean for earnings data, which is influenced more by extreme values e.g. small numbers of very high earners.

Resident based earnings are the average earnings of employees who live in the local district and includes local resident workers and out-commuters. Workplace based earnings included local resident workers and in-commuters.

C.I % +/- is the confidence interval around the estimate at the 95% level (0.05). As a rule of thumb, the higher the percentage value the less reliable the data. Any value above 10% should be viewed with caution.

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Unemployment



Claimants August 2014 Male Female Persons
New Forest 529 313 842
Rate % 1.1 0.6 0.8
UK Rate % 3.0 1.7 2.3

Source:   DWP Claimant Count, National Statistics

From August 2010 all claimant rates are now based on the revised working age population. This moves the female working age from 16-59yrs to 16-64yrs to be in line with the male working age. This reflects the change in pensionable age for female workers, but the actual changes to pensionable age will be gradually introduced over the coming years. However,  this 'big bang' methodology has been applied by the Office for National Statistics in response to the consultation exercise.

For more detailed information on the latest claimant figures visit our Economic pages and download the lastest Labour Market Bulletin


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Index of Multiple Deprivation 2010


The index of multiple deprivation is a weighted average of other indices, namely Income deprivation, Employment deprivation, Health deprivation and disability, Education, skills and training deprivation; Barriers to Housing and Services, Crime and Living Environment.

Figures are now provided for Super Output Areas which were created after the 2001 Census and are areas with an average population of about 1500 within wards.


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New Forest IMD 2010

For a more detailed look at IMD data in Hampshire go to the Deprivation indicies page where you can view IMD maps and data.

Source:  DCLG 2010

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