Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Statistics

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

Richmond Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Richmond as a whole, is older than the national average. However, the population of Richmond is younger than the North Yorkshire average.

AgeRichmondshireNorth YorkshireEngland
Age 0 to 45.6%5.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.2%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 2411.5%7.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.7%5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418%17.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.4%21.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.8%7.5%6%
Age 65 to 749.7%10.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.7%6.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.1%2.8%2.3%
Mean Age4042.839.3
Median Age404439

Richmond Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Richmond 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 Richmond is both lower than the average for North Yorkshire 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 Richmond than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitRichmondshireNorth YorkshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.3%1.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.1%1.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)6.8%9.4%13.5%

Richmond General Health Statistics

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

HealthRichmondshireNorth YorkshireEngland
Very Good51.34%47.72%47.17%
Good33.45%34.48%34.22%
Fair11.52%13.17%13.12%
Bad2.93%3.63%4.25%
Very Bad0.76%0.99%1.25%

Richmond Education Statistics

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

QualificationRichmondshireNorth YorkshireEngland
No Qualifications18.6%20.8%22.5%
Level 115%12.7%13.3%
Level 218%16.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.7%4.3%3.6%
Level 312.3%12.1%12.4%
Level 427%29.2%27.4%
Other5.4%4.6%5.7%

Richmond 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.

GradeRichmondshireNorth YorkshireEngland
AB21.82%24.08%22.96%
C134.71%30.21%30.92%
C224.17%23.78%20.64%
DE19.30%21.93%25.49%

Richmond Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureRichmondshireNorth YorkshireEngland
Owned36.1%38.4%30.6%
Mortgage27.8%31.2%32.8%
Shared0.5%0.5%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)7.2%4%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.6%7.2%8.3%
Private Rented14.2%14.3%15.4%
Other8.1%2.4%1.4%
Rent Free2.4%1.9%1.3%

Richmond Immigration Statistics

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

CountryRichmondshireNorth YorkshireEngland
United Kingdom91.6%94.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.3%2.4%3.7%
Outside the EU4.8%3.2%9.4%



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

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