Demography

This chapter will present the key demographic factors in Hampshire

Age

In Hampshire

  • 1 in 4 of our population are under 19 years old (just under a quarter of our population)
  • 1 in 5 of our population are over 65 years old (just over a fifth of our population)
  • Of our over 65 year old population, 1 in 2 are over 75 years and 1 in 7 are over 85 years
  • By 2030 for every 2 people of working age there will be 1 person of pensionable age in Hampshire
Life expectancy

In Hampshire

  • A boy born today will live on average for 81.1 years (1½ years longer than the average for England)
  • However, he will only expect to live for 67.2 years in good health, so can expect to live for nearly 14 years in poorer health
  • A girl born today will live on average for 84.3 years (1 year 3 months longer than the average for England)
  • However, she will only expect to live for 67.2 years in good health, so can expect to live for 17 years in poorer health
Inequalities

Improving life expectancy and reducing health inequalities is not just an issue for health. It is estimated that 85% of health inequalities arise from socio-economic factors such as poverty.

In Hampshire the biggest health contribution to the difference in life expectancy between districts is:

  • Circulatory diseases and cancer for men
  • Circulatory and respiratory diseases for females
Deprivation

In Hampshire

  • 1 in 10 of our dependent children under 20 years live in relative poverty
  • 1 in 10 of our children under 16 years live in a low income family
  • Predicted prevalence of Social isolation and loneliness is higher in urban areas and those of greater deprivation
  • Our most deprived populations are in Rushmoor, Havant, Gosport and Eastleigh (with pockets in New Forest)
Map of deprivation