If you are thinking of moving to The Ridgeway 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 The Ridgeway to figures for Hertfordshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if The Ridgeway is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
The Ridgeway General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for The Ridgeway. The percentage of residents in The Ridgeway rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average.
The Ridgeway 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. The Ridgeway has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
The Ridgeway Age Distribution Statistics
The population of The Ridgeway as a whole, is younger than the national average. However, population of The Ridgeway is older than the Hertfordshire average.
|Age 0 to 4||%||6.6%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||%||5.9%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||%||6.2%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||%||3.9%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||%||8.1%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||%||6.3%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||%||21.7%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||%||20.1%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||%||5.6%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||%||7.8%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||%||5.5%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||%||2.3%||2.3%|
The Ridgeway Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of The Ridgeway and are from the UK Census of 2011. The Ridgeway 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.
The Ridgeway Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of The Ridgeway are from the UK Census of 2011.
|Rebublic of Ireland||%||1.1%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||%||3.7%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||%||8.6%||9.4%|
The Ridgeway Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
The Ridgeway has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that The Ridgeway is an economically deprived area.
|Social Rented (Council)||%||9.2%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||%||9%||8.3%|
The Ridgeway Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in The Ridgeway 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 The Ridgeway is both lower than the average for Hertfordshire 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 The Ridgeway than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||%||2.1%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||%||1.7%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||%||9.4%||13.5%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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