England and Wales Census
People of pension- able age as a percentage of population
Ropley 1991 Census
The rural nature of the village with its wide geographical spread (one of the largest in Hampshire) and the lack of public trans- port is reflected by the 1200 plus roadworthy vehicles kept in the village, which averages 2 per household. The number of households without a vehicle were 34 (7.5%) with half these being persons over 75 and living in the village centre. This com- pares to 24% for Hampshire as a whole, confirming the dependency on the car in a rural village.
Comparison shows a decline in the number of children under 16 years of age and a corresponding increase in persons of pensionable age.
The number of persons living alone in households show a decline of 3%.
A comparison of household sizes in the village be- tween the 1991 Census and the 1999 questionnaire
2 3-4 Number of persons
5 and Over
Ropley at the Millennium — 19