Denmead occupancies all have Waterlooville postal addresses (Waterlooville is in turn part of Havant) and is considered to be a village attached to Waterlooville by Hampshire County Council. Waterlooville is about 3 km away from Denmead.
The village became well known in the 19th century as a venue for cock fighting.
The church is the All Saints' Church and it also has a church hall.
The village is next to part of the Forest of Bere, and rural farm land. The 'gap' between Waterlooville is gradually being reduced, but Denmead is currently a rural village, although it has had much housing development in recent years.The majority of the development has been conducted by the company Taylor Wimpey.
There are two schools, Denmead Infant School and Denmead Junior School. 1st Denmead Scout group have a scout hut and field just outside the village centre.
In recent years, a village skate park has also been constructed in King George's playing field in order to provide more leisure activities for the youth of Denmead. Along with this, a pavilion has been built alongside it, this pavilion is used mainly to enrich youth lives again, as it is the headquarters of a popular Denmead youth group.
On top of this, a wooden play park has also been constructed in Creech Woods. This features many wooden tubes and a raised obstacle course around an area of the woodland.