Meesden, Hertfordshire

If you are thinking of moving to Meesden 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 Meesden to figures for Hertfordshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Meesden is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Meesden Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Meesden has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Meesden is an economically deprived area.

Social Rented (Council)%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)%8.3%
Private Rented%15.4%
Rent Free%1.3%

Meesden Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Meesden as a whole, is younger than the national average.

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Age 0 to 4%6.3%
Age 5 to 9%5.6%
Age 10 to14%5.8%
Age 15 to 17%3.7%
Age 18 to 24%9.4%
Age 25 to 29%6.9%
Age 30 to 44%20.6%
Age 45 to 59%19.4%
Age 60 to 64%6%
Age 65 to 74%8.6%
Age 75 to 84%5.5%
Age 85 and over%2.3%
Mean Age39.3
Median Age39

Meesden General Health Statistics

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

Very Goodnan%47.17%
Very Badnan%1.25%

Meesden 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. Meesden has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.


Meesden Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment figures as a percentage of the working population and has no further plans to do so. They do however publish the number of Universal Credit claimants in every local district council. We have taken the LDC that includes and compared it to the nearest councils. Please be aware that Universal Credit is a in and out of work benefit. Therefore these figures are an indicator of BOTH unemployment and underemployment. Meesden is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Meesden are dated . They are the last published statistics of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment in Meesden 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 Meesden 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%

Meesden rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Meesden Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Meesden are from the UK Census of 2011.

United Kingdom%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland%0.7%
Other EU Countries%3.7%
Outside the EU%9.4%

Meesden Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications%22.5%
Level 1%13.3%
Level 2%15.2%
Level 3%12.4%
Level 4%27.4%

What is the population of Meesden and East Hertfordshire?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in East Hertfordshire including Meesden. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Bishop's Stortford All Saints9085
Bishop's Stortford Central10264
Bishop's Stortford Meads6952
Bishop's Stortford Silverleys6162
Bishop's Stortford South9232
Datchworth & Aston2414
Great Amwell2817
Hertford Bengeo8106
Hertford Castle9841
Hertford Heath3678
Hertford Kingsmead5998
Hertford Rural North2282
Hertford Rural South2617
Hertford Sele5784
Little Hadham2529
Much Hadham3049
Mundens and Cottered2971
Stanstead Abbots3182
Thundridge & Standon3382
Ware Chadwell3329
Ware Christchurch5817
Ware St Mary's5223
Ware Trinity5849
East Hertfordshire Total151786

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

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