At the start of World War II the population was little more than 13,000. [51] The park includes an ice rink, bowling alley, Indoor sky-diving centre with ski and surf machines, Bingo club and a ten screen Odeon (formerly Vue prior to the takeover of the Ster Century cinema in Festival Place, and before that, Warner-Village) cinema, as well as a restaurant and fast food outlets. If you're happy with this, click on 'OK' to close this notice. [27], As part of the London Overspill plan, along with places such as Ashford and Swindon, Basingstoke was rapidly developed in the late 1960s as an 'expanded town', in similar fashion to Milton Keynes. These cross-cutting highways, along with the good agricultural land hereabouts, account for the many “Roman” villas in the area, mostly put up by Romanized native nobility (Roman villa). However the west tower of a 13th-century building survives. [24], In 1898 John Isaac Thornycroft began production of steam-powered lorries in the town and Thornycroft's quickly grew to become the town's largest employer. The second phase was completed by the early 1980s, and became The Malls. Other industries include IT, telecommunications, insurance and electronics. In the 2011 census the population of Basingstoke and Deane was 167,799 and is made up of approximately 50% females and 50% males. According to the 2016 population estimate the town had a population of … Elections to the council take place in 3 out of every 4 years. [b] It is situated in south central England, and lies across a valley at the source of the River Loddon. Councillors and meetings; Guidance and information on Brexit; Get in touch ; Council budgets and spending; Documents, policies and plans; The Mayor; Our organisation; Facts and figures. The population had increased by 15,225 population of Basingstoke and Deane was made to stand in people since 2001, approximately 10.0%. These are not factual. There are 8,325 widowed people living in Basingstoke and Deane. As you can read from the link provided there is little to NO testing. As there is NO testing until just last week, there could be thousands of cases not reported. been announced for a new multi-million-pound sports facility at Down Grange, which would be suitable for many sports. [85] In 1895, Thomas Hardy referred to Basingstoke as "Stoke Barehills" in Jude the Obscure. There are 2 deaths caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus Basingstoke. [32], Basingstoke's expansion has absorbed much surrounding farmland and scattered housing, transforming it into housing estates or local districts. 85.7% of people living in Basingstoke and Deane were born in England. The ruined Chapel of the Holy Ghost, north of the railway station, has not been a place of worship for the past four centuries, an effect of the Reformation. [58] The Basingstoke Concert Band is a traditional wind band which has now been in existence for more than 35 years. The redevelopment was completed in the last quarter of 2011. Basingstoke is often nicknamed "Doughnut City" or "Roundabout City" because of the number of large roundabouts. Population and dwelling estimates up to 2026. The Church of St Mary, Eastrop is an old church enlarged in 1912. May 19,2020. Name County / District Population Census 2001-04-29 Population Census 2011-03-27 Population Estimate 2019-06-30 ; Basingstoke: Hampshire: 93,970: 107,355: Census information for Basingstoke and Deane can be found in the borough profile and individual ward profiles. 21 Deaths, 16 COVID-19 Positive patients are found in etawah in paccabag and khatkhata baba colony, An employee Tested positive & Tim Horton’s was notified May 4. [46] Aside from a wide range of shops, there is also a range of cafés and restaurants as well as a large multiscreen Vue cinema (formerly Ster Century from Festival Place's opening until their takeover in 2005; the pre-existing Vue in the Leisure Park was sold to Odeon). Among other findings in 2001 were that 74.33 per cent felt they were in good health, 50.98 per cent were economically active full-time employees (over 10 per cent higher than the national average) and 48.73 per cent were buying their property with a mortgage or loan (almost 10 per cent higher than the national average). If the entire was 167,800. Above ground there is a gym, aerobics studios, squash courts and main hall. This line links it to the West of England Main Line to Salisbury and the South West of England, London Waterloo (the fastest train Basingstoke to London takes 44 minutes), Winchester, Southampton, Bournemouth and Weymouth, and via the Eastleigh to Fareham Line and West Coastway Line to Portsmouth and Brighton. Due to difficulty finding a suitable venue, the team practice in nearby Whitchurch. Now 6 confirmed cases, according to the Gazette. Situated in a valley through the Hampshire Downs at an average elevation of 88 metres (289 ft)[30] Basingstoke is a major interchange between Reading, Newbury, Andover, Winchester, and Alton, and lies on the natural trade route between the southwest of England and London. He established the museum in 1931 and with much public support was able to build it up into a major collection on local history, with a particularly extensive collection (largely made by him) of prehistoric implements and of antique clocks and watches. The name Basingstoke (A.D 990; Embasinga stocæ,[4] Domesday; Basingestoches) is believed to have been derived from the town's position as the outlying, western settlement of Basa's people.