Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Statistics

If you are thinking of moving to Ringwood Forest or just want to know a what the area is like, the statistics on this page should give you a good introduction. They cover a range of socio-economic factors so you can compare Ringwood Forest to figures for Hampshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Ringwood Forest is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Ringwood Forest Social Grade & Occcupation Statistics

Social grade is a classification based on occupation and it enables a household and all its members to be classified according to the job of the main income earner.

GradeNew ForestHampshireEngland
AB24.59%28.56%22.96%
C131.32%31.89%30.92%
C223.60%21.03%20.64%
DE20.48%18.52%25.49%

Ringwood Forest Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Ringwood Forest and are from the UK Census of 2011.

QualificationNew ForestHampshireEngland
No Qualifications21.1%18.5%22.5%
Level 113.3%13.6%13.3%
Level 216.7%16.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship5.4%4.5%3.6%
Level 312%12.8%12.4%
Level 427.2%29.7%27.4%
Other4.2%4.2%5.7%

Ringwood Forest Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Ringwood Forest as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Ringwood Forest is also older than the Hampshire average, making Ringwood Forest a older persons location.

AgeNew ForestHampshireEngland
Age 0 to 44.9%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.8%5.6%5.6%
Age 10 to145.5%6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.6%7.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.3%5.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4416.5%19.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921%20.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.9%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 7412.1%9.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 848.7%6.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over4.2%2.6%2.3%
Mean Age45.241.139.3
Median Age474239

Ringwood Forest Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Ringwood Forest come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area. The rate of unemployment in Ringwood Forest is both lower than the average for Hampshire and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Ringwood Forest than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitNew ForestHampshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.4%1.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.6%1.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.1%8.7%13.5%

Ringwood Forest General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Ringwood Forest. The percentage of residents in Ringwood Forest rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

HealthNew ForestHampshireEngland
Very Good45.15%49.10%47.17%
Good35.87%34.98%34.22%
Fair14.09%11.90%13.12%
Bad3.81%3.14%4.25%
Very Bad1.08%0.88%1.25%

Ringwood Forest Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureNew ForestHampshireEngland
Owned43.5%34.6%30.6%
Mortgage31.5%36.9%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.9%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)6.7%4.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.2%9%8.3%
Private Rented10.6%10.6%15.4%
Other1.5%2%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.2%1.3%

Ringwood Forest Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Ringwood Forest are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Ringwood Forest has a higher level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a lower rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does not have a significant immigrant population.

CountryNew ForestHampshireEngland
United Kingdom94%91.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries2%2.6%3.7%
Outside the EU3.6%5.3%9.4%



Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.

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