Socio-economic statistics for Retford, Nottinghamshire

Socio-economic statistics for Retford, Nottinghamshire
Socio-economic statistics for Retford, Nottinghamshire

Socio-economic statistics for Retford, Nottinghamshire

Statistics

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

Retford Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureBassetlawNottinghamshireEngland
Owned34.2%35.7%30.6%
Mortgage35.3%35.9%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)12.9%9.3%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3%4.2%8.3%
Private Rented11.2%11.9%15.4%
Other1.3%1.2%1.4%
Rent Free1.7%1.3%1.3%

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

GradeBassetlawNottinghamshireEngland
AB16.43%21.25%22.96%
C126.17%29.09%30.92%
C225.61%23.04%20.64%
DE31.79%26.62%25.49%

Retford Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Retford come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They are the last published indiciator of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment firgures as a percentage and has no further plans to do so. That being said, these census 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.

BenefitBassetlawNottinghamshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3%2.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.7%2.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)14.8%13.8%13.5%

Retford Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Retford as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Retford is also older than the Nottinghamshire average, making Retford a older persons location.

AgeBassetlawNottinghamshireEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%5.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.1%5.3%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.6%8%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.3%5.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.1%19.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.6%21.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.2%6.8%6%
Age 65 to 7410.2%9.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.1%6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.3%2.3%
Mean Age41.541.139.3
Median Age434239

Retford General Health Statistics

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

HealthBassetlawNottinghamshireEngland
Very Good42.82%44.80%47.17%
Good34.68%34.40%34.22%
Fair15.77%14.75%13.12%
Bad5.24%4.71%4.25%
Very Bad1.50%1.33%1.25%

Retford Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Retford and are from the UK Census of 2011. Retford has a high level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.

QualificationBassetlawNottinghamshireEngland
No Qualifications28.5%25.5%22.5%
Level 114.6%14%13.3%
Level 216.4%15.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.1%4.1%3.6%
Level 311.3%12.2%12.4%
Level 420.2%24%27.4%
Other4.8%4.4%5.7%

Retford Immigration Statistics

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

CountryBassetlawNottinghamshireEngland
United Kingdom95.3%94.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.5%2.3%3.7%
Outside the EU2%2.8%9.4%



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

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