If you are thinking of moving to Ruardean 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 Ruardean to figures for Gloucestershire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Ruardean is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Ruardean Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Ruardean and are from the UK Census of 2011. Ruardean 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.
|Qualification||Forest of Dean||Gloucestershire||England|
Ruardean 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.
|Grade||Forest of Dean||Gloucestershire||England|
Ruardean Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Ruardean are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Ruardean 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.
|Country||Forest of Dean||Gloucestershire||England|
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.3%||0.5%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||1.5%||2.9%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||2.1%||4.3%||9.4%|
Ruardean Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Ruardean 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 Ruardean is both lower than the average for Gloucestershire 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 Ruardean than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.
|Benefit||Forest of Dean||Gloucestershire||England|
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||2.2%||2.4%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||2%||1.8%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||11.7%||10.5%||13.5%|
Ruardean Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Ruardean has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Ruardean is a relatively affluent area.
|Tenure||Forest of Dean||Gloucestershire||England|
|Social Rented (Council)||2.3%||5.9%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||10.1%||7%||8.3%|
Ruardean General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Ruardean. The percentage of residents in Ruardean rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.
|Health||Forest of Dean||Gloucestershire||England|
Ruardean Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Ruardean as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Ruardean is also older than the Gloucestershire average, making Ruardean a older persons location.
|Age||Forest of Dean||Gloucestershire||England|
|Age 0 to 4||4.9%||5.6%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5%||5.3%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.8%||5.8%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||4.2%||3.8%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||7.6%||8.3%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||4.4%||5.7%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||17.5%||19.4%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||21.9%||20.8%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||7.8%||6.7%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||11.4%||9.8%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||6.6%||6.2%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.7%||2.7%||2.3%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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