East Hampshire in profile

East Hampshire is an economically successful area at the heart of South East England. Its assets include quality housing, first class schools, active communities, good health facilities, a diverse range of leisure and recreational opportunities, and the beautiful countryside of the South Downs.

This district is conveniently located between London and the South Coast, and so offers easy access to national and international markets.

We have a vibrant, modern economy with a strong tradition of innovation and an active, entrepreneurial business community.

East Hampshire facts and figures

  • Total land mass: 514 sq km
  • Population: 119,932
  • Main towns: Alton, Petersfield, Whitehill & Bordon
  • Large villages: Horndean, Liphook, Liss and Four Marks

The most recent Small Area Population Forecasts (SAPF) estimated the population of the District as 119,932 people in 2017 and this is expected to rise to 132,303 people by 2024. An increase of 10.3%.

Business and economy

Business activity ranges from agriculture to information technology, and economic activity is particularly strong in advanced manufacturing, business services, and the tourism and leisure industries.

Recently, there has been particularly strong growth in the small and medium sized business sector, with considerable growth in self-employment and new business start-ups.

  • Number of businesses: Over 5,500
  • Total jobs: Over 56,000

The Office for National Statistics has the full Census 2011 data. Census statistics help paint a picture of the nation and how we live. They provide a detailed snapshot of the population and its characteristics