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Population

The latest official estimate of the borough's population is the 2013 Mid-Year Estimate
of 171,900, published by the Office for National Statistics on 26 June 2014, representing an
increase of nearly 1,400 people over the year from Mid-2012.
By 2018, the borough's population is forecast to grow to over 180,000.
36,400 people in the borough were estimated to be aged over 60 at mid-2013 - 21.2% of the
total population.
There were an estimated 34,450 young people aged under 16 living in the borough at 2011 forming 20.2% of the borough's population.
The annual number of live births in the borough increased to 2,367 in 2011, continuing the
trend of the past decade to reach almost 600 higher than the 2001 level, an increase of
more than 33%.
1,176 deaths of borough residents were recorded in 2011, less than 6% higher than the 2001
level, and little different to the average rate recorded fairly consistently over the past
20 years.
The number of people estimated to be moving into the borough from outside the UK
decreased from 1,300 in 2003/04 to 300 in 2009/10.
The number of people estimated to be moving out of the borough to live outside the UK
decreased from 1,000 in 2003/04 to 500 in 2009/10.
The number of people estimated to be moving into the borough from elsewhere in the UK
increased from 7,100 in 2003/04 to 7,900 in 2009/10.
The number of people estimated to be moving out of the borough to live elsewhere in the
UK decreased from 7,300 in 2003/04 to 6,800 in 2009/10.
2011 Census data indicates that 89.0% of the borough's population was 'White British or
Irish'; 3.9% were described as 'Other White'; 1.7% as 'Mixed Race'; 4.0% as 'Asian or
Asian British'; 1.1% as 'Black or Black British'; and 0.3% as 'Other ethnic group'.

Education

At 2011, 80% of pupils resident in the borough eligible for Key Stage 2 Assessment achieved
Level 4+ in both English and Mathematics, a higher proportion than Hampshire as a whole,
and both the national and regional averages.
At 2011, 57.2% of pupils resident in the borough reaching the end of Key Stage 4 achieved
5+ GCSE's A*-C including English and Mathematics, slightly below the national average, and
lower than the average for both Hampshire and the SE Region.
At 2011, pupils from the borough attending maintained secondary schools were absent for
6.3% of pupil half-days, slightly better than the national and regional averages, and
representing a continual improvement over the previous three years.

Health

At the time of the 2011 Census, 85.8% of borough residents described their health as 'good'
or 'very good', a higher proportion than the county, regional and national averages.
21.2% of households in the borough had one or more persons with a limiting long term
illness at the time of the 2011 Census - lower than county, regional and national levels.

At 2011, 9.1% of the borough's population regularly provided unpaid care to other people 19.6% of these provided care for more than 50 hours a week.
Life expectancy in Basingstoke and Deane is higher than the national average: male life
expectancy for those born 2008-2010 is 80.1 years; female life expectancy is higher at 82.7
years.

Benefits

There were just over 4,000 people in receipt of Incapacity Benefit or Employment Support
Allowance at November 2011.
There were over 2,700 people in receipt of Income Support in the borough at November
2011. 60% have been claiming for 2 years or more, nearly 40% for over 5 years.
At November 2011, 7,600 borough residents - 7.0% of the working age population - were
claiming key out of work benefits. This compares favourably to the South East average
(8.6%).
There is a significant difference in the rate of working age benefit claimants in the borough's
wards, ranging from 2.4% to 14.6%, with four wards exceeding the national (GB) average of
12.1%.
There has been a steady increase in the number of Disability Living Allowance claimants in
recent years, with around 5,580 people in the borough claiming DLA at November 2011.