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New Forest Population

Here are the latest population statistics on New Forest in the United Kingdom. The data is updated regularly per the latest population statistics releases.

Last update: January 17, 2024

176,300

Population

4.8%

Unqualified

2.9%

Unemployment

£31,512

Salary

£383,258

Property

Quick answer: New Forest is a local authority in England. The population of New Forest is 176,300. The population per square mile of New Forest is 606. The average salary in New Forest is £31,512 per year. The average property price in New Forest is £383,258.


Books about New Forest: Numerous fiction and non-fiction books have been produced about the rich history of New Forest. Here is a link to some of the books about New Forest.


New Forest Demographics


The population of New Forest is 176,300. The population per square mile of New Forest is 606. The population has decreased by 3,300 in the past year. The population has increased by 31,100 since 1981.


There are more females in New Forest. They account for 51.9% of the population.


New Forest Employment


77.5% of the people in New Forest are in employment. There are more females in employment. The definition of employment is being employed or self-employed and aged 16 to 64.


The unemployment rate in New Forest is 2.9%. The definition of unemployment is being economically active but unemployed. The average unemployment rate nationally is 3.8%.


New Forest Student Population


The student population of New Forest is 6,100. Students account for 33.6% of the economically inactive population aged 16 to 64.


92.7% of the people in New Forest have an NVQ1 qualification. 77.9% have an NVQ2 qualification. 59.9% have an NVQ3 qualification. 37.4% have an NVQ4 qualification.


4.8% of the people in New Forest have no qualifications. The national average for people with no qualifications is 6.6%.


New Forest Economy


There are 7,980 businesses in New Forest. 89.1% are micro businesses. 9.1% are small businesses. 1.5% are medium businesses. 0.3% are large businesses.


The biggest industry employers in New Forest are wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles businesses.


New Forest Salary


The average salary in New Forest is £31,512 per year. Males earn 21.4% more.


Salaries in New Forest are 5.61% less than the national average of £33,384.


New Forest Property


The average property price in New Forest is £383,258. The national average property price is £294,910.


Average property prices by type in New Forest: £600,751 for detached houses. £401,537 for semi-detached houses. £315,699 for terrace houses. £215,046 for flats.