If you are thinking of moving to Handside 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 Handside to figures for Hertfordshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Handside is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Handside Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Handside and are from the UK Census of 2011. Handside has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.
Handside Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Handside has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Handside is an economically deprived area.
|Social Rented (Council)||%||9.2%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||%||9%||8.3%|
Handside Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Handside 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 Handside is both lower than the average for Hertfordshire 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 Handside than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||%||2.1%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||%||1.7%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||%||9.4%||13.5%|
Handside 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. Handside has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
Handside General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Handside. The percentage of residents in Handside rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average.
Handside Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Handside as a whole, is younger than the national average. However, population of Handside is older than the Hertfordshire average.
|Age 0 to 4||%||6.6%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||%||5.9%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||%||6.2%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||%||3.9%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||%||8.1%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||%||6.3%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||%||21.7%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||%||20.1%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||%||5.6%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||%||7.8%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||%||5.5%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||%||2.3%||2.3%|
Handside Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Handside are from the UK Census of 2011.
|Rebublic of Ireland||%||1.1%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||%||3.7%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||%||8.6%||9.4%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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