Summary district figures

The district

The district covers an area of 250 square miles.
Winchester is a designated heritage city.
Winchester attracts an estimated 5.6 million visitors each year.

  • Population

    The council serves a population of approximately 118,000* residents.
    33 per cent* (39,000) of district residents live within the town area of Winchester.

    The three largest wards outside the city are:

    • Bishops Waltham (6,750)*
    • Denmead (7,175)*
    • The Alresford (6,300)*
  • Demographic

    The age profile of the district is similar to the regional and national average (see attached PDF document).
    The minority ethnic population of the district is 4.4 per cent**

  • Economic

    Winchester has low levels of unemployment; currently 0.6 per cent.***
    House prices in the District are among the highest in the region.
    Deprivation levels within the District are low, although there are key areas of deprivation.

  • Health

    According to Public Health England, the health of people in Winchester is generally better than the England average.

    Winchester is one of the 20% least deprived districts/unitary authorities in England, however about 9% (1,700) of children live in low income families. Life expectancy for both men and women is higher than the England average.

    See link on this page for a full health profile for the Winchester District.

  • Wellbeing

    People in Winchester scored 7.7 out of 10 in the happiness charts compiled by the Office of National Statistics, against a national average of 7.4.

    They also  scored 7.9/10 for life satisfaction (national average 7.5), 8/10 for feeling worthwhile (national average 7.8) and 2.7/10 for anxiety (national average 2.9).

    See link on this page for the ful linteractive map.

* Hampshire County County Council Small Area Population Forecasts [HCC SAPF] for 2014 (2013 Base) 
** Census 2011
*** JSA Count September 2014 - ONS