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

Ridge Common Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureEast HampshireHampshireEngland
Owned37.1%34.6%30.6%
Mortgage36.8%36.9%32.8%
Shared0.9%0.9%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.6%4.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.5%9%8.3%
Private Rented9.8%10.6%15.4%
Other1.9%2%1.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.2%1.3%

Ridge Common Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Ridge Common 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 Ridge Common is both lower than the average for Hampshire 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 Ridge Common than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitEast HampshireHampshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.2%1.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.1%1.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)7.1%8.7%13.5%

Ridge Common Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Ridge Common as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Ridge Common is also older than the Hampshire average, making Ridge Common a older persons location.

AgeEast HampshireHampshireEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%5.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.7%5.6%5.6%
Age 10 to146.3%6%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.2%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.9%7.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.4%5.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.4%19.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.5%20.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.1%6.7%6%
Age 65 to 7410.2%9.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.3%6.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.8%2.6%2.3%
Mean Age4241.139.3
Median Age444239

Ridge Common Immigration Statistics

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

CountryEast HampshireHampshireEngland
United Kingdom91.7%91.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.5%0.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.8%2.6%3.7%
Outside the EU5.1%5.3%9.4%

Ridge Common General Health Statistics

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

HealthEast HampshireHampshireEngland
Very Good50.45%49.10%47.17%
Good34.70%34.98%34.22%
Fair11.15%11.90%13.12%
Bad2.89%3.14%4.25%
Very Bad0.82%0.88%1.25%

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

GradeEast HampshireHampshireEngland
AB32.82%28.56%22.96%
C130.61%31.89%30.92%
C220.55%21.03%20.64%
DE16.01%18.52%25.49%

Ridge Common Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Ridge Common and are from the UK Census of 2011. Ridge Common 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. Ridge Common also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Ridge Common are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationEast HampshireHampshireEngland
No Qualifications16.9%18.5%22.5%
Level 112.5%13.6%13.3%
Level 216.6%16.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.6%4.5%3.6%
Level 312.7%12.8%12.4%
Level 433.9%29.7%27.4%
Other3.9%4.2%5.7%



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

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