Merry Hill, Hertfordshire

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

Merry Hill Education Statistics

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

QualificationHertsmereEngland
No Qualifications19.4%22.5%
Level 114.1%13.3%
Level 215.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship2.9%3.6%
Level 311.2%12.4%
Level 430.8%27.4%
Other5.8%5.7%

Merry Hill General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Merry Hill. The percentage of residents in Merry Hill rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Merry Hill rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Merry Hill is generally better than in the average person in England.

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HealthHertsmereEngland
Very Good51.54%47.17%
Good32.88%34.22%
Fair11.43%13.12%
Bad3.21%4.25%
Very Bad0.94%1.25%

Merry Hill 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. Merry Hill has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeHertsmereEngland
AB28.83%22.96%
C135.12%30.92%
C218.25%20.64%
DE17.80%25.49%

Merry Hill 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.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Merry Hill 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Merry Hill than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitHertsmereHertfordshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.1%2.1%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.8%1.7%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.6%9.4%13.5%

Merry Hill rates 2/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Merry Hill Age Distribution Statistics

AgeHertsmereEngland
Age 0 to 46.7%6.3%
Age 5 to 96%5.6%
Age 10 to146.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%
Age 18 to 248%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.3%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.8%6%
Age 65 to 748%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.3%
Mean Age39.439.3
Median Age3939

Merry Hill Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Merry Hill are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Merry Hill has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.

CountryHertsmereEngland
United Kingdom83%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries4.6%3.7%
Outside the EU10.9%9.4%

Merry Hill Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Merry Hill has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Merry Hill is a relatively affluent area.

TenureHertsmereEngland
Owned31.4%30.6%
Mortgage36.2%32.8%
Shared1.2%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)15.5%8.3%
Private Rented11.3%15.4%
Other1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%


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



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