Riverside, Worcestershire

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

Riverside Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeRedditchEngland
Age 0 to 46.7%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.8%5.6%
Age 10 to145.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 297.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.7%6%
Age 65 to 748%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.8%2.3%
Mean Age38.639.3
Median Age3839

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

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GradeRedditchEngland
AB17.85%22.96%
C128.98%30.92%
C224.45%20.64%
DE28.71%25.49%

Riverside 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. Riverside is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Riverside 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.

BenefitRedditchWorcestershireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3%2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.1%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)13.2%11.5%13.5%

Riverside rates 5/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Riverside General Health Statistics

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

HealthRedditchEngland
Very Good46.77%47.17%
Good34.86%34.22%
Fair12.96%13.12%
Bad4.18%4.25%
Very Bad1.23%1.25%

Riverside Education Statistics

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

QualificationRedditchEngland
No Qualifications25.1%22.5%
Level 115.8%13.3%
Level 217%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.7%3.6%
Level 312%12.4%
Level 420.7%27.4%
Other5.6%5.7%

Riverside Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureRedditchEngland
Owned26.5%30.6%
Mortgage39.1%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)16.4%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.7%8.3%
Private Rented10.7%15.4%
Other1%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

Riverside Immigration Statistics

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

CountryRedditchEngland
United Kingdom92%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.7%3.7%
Outside the EU3.6%9.4%



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



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