Hook is located in the North East of Hampshire between Basingstoke and Fleet within the Administrative district of Hart District Council, it has a railway station on the South Western Mainline and is close to Junction 5 of the M3 Motorway providing a transport link between London and Southampton.
At the time of the last census* the population of Hook was 7,321, the district of Hart has consistently appeared in the top ten of districts with the highest life expectancy for both males and females. In February 2012 Hart was one of the two lowest areas of unemployment with only 1.3% claiming unemployment benefits.
Hook is home to several large IT companies such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services and Lenovo with Serco and Virgin Media both having headquarters in the Bartley Wood business park.
*2001, we expect the results of the 2011 census to be published shortly
An article on the history of Hook can be read here