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

Overton Education Statistics

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

QualificationBasingstoke and DeaneHampshireEngland
No Qualifications17.3%18.5%22.5%
Level 114.7%13.6%13.3%
Level 216.4%16.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.8%4.5%3.6%
Level 312.6%12.8%12.4%
Level 430.5%29.7%27.4%
Other4.7%4.2%5.7%

Overton 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. Overton has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeBasingstoke and DeaneHampshireEngland
AB30.83%28.56%22.96%
C131.59%31.89%30.92%
C219.57%21.03%20.64%
DE18.01%18.52%25.49%

Overton Age Distribution Statistics

AgeBasingstoke and DeaneHampshireEngland
Age 0 to 46.8%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.9%5.6%5.6%
Age 10 to146.2%6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.3%7.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.6%5.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4422.4%19.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.7%20.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.1%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 748%9.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.7%6.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.8%2.6%2.3%
Mean Age38.741.139.3
Median Age394239

Overton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureBasingstoke and DeaneHampshireEngland
Owned28.2%34.6%30.6%
Mortgage39.6%36.9%32.8%
Shared1.4%0.9%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)0.8%4.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)17%9%8.3%
Private Rented10.8%10.6%15.4%
Other1%2%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.2%1.3%

Overton Immigration Statistics

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

CountryBasingstoke and DeaneHampshireEngland
United Kingdom89.3%91.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.3%2.6%3.7%
Outside the EU6.7%5.3%9.4%

Overton General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Overton. The percentage of residents in Overton rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Overton rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Overton is generally better than in the average person in England.

HealthBasingstoke and DeaneHampshireEngland
Very Good50.68%49.10%47.17%
Good35.11%34.98%34.22%
Fair10.76%11.90%13.12%
Bad2.72%3.14%4.25%
Very Bad0.74%0.88%1.25%

Overton Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Overton 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 Overton than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitBasingstoke and DeaneHampshireEngland
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%


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

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