Socio-economic statistics for Wass, North Yorkshire

Socio-economic statistics for Wass, North Yorkshire
Socio-economic statistics for Wass, North Yorkshire

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

Wass Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeRyedaleEngland
Age 0 to 44.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.7%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.1%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 294%6.9%
Age 30 to 4416.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 648.4%6%
Age 65 to 7412.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.9%2.3%
Mean Age44.639.3
Median Age4739

Wass 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.

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GradeRyedaleEngland
AB21.46%22.96%
C126.26%30.92%
C228.74%20.64%
DE23.54%25.49%

Wass General Health Statistics

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

HealthRyedaleEngland
Very Good45.52%47.17%
Good35.70%34.22%
Fair14.16%13.12%
Bad3.57%4.25%
Very Bad1.05%1.25%

Wass Immigration Statistics

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

CountryRyedaleEngland
United Kingdom95.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.7%3.7%
Outside the EU2%9.4%

Wass 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. Wass is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Wass 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.The rate of unemployment in Wass 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 Wass than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitRyedaleNorth YorkshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.6%1.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.3%1.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.5%9.4%13.5%

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

Wass Education Statistics

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

QualificationRyedaleEngland
No Qualifications24%22.5%
Level 112.6%13.3%
Level 216.3%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.1%3.6%
Level 311.3%12.4%
Level 427.3%27.4%
Other4.4%5.7%

Wass Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureRyedaleEngland
Owned41.4%30.6%
Mortgage25.7%32.8%
Shared0.4%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)0.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)11.9%8.3%
Private Rented14.7%15.4%
Other2%1.4%
Rent Free2.9%1.3%

What is the population of Wass and Ryedale?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Ryedale including Wass. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

WardPopulation
Amotherby1949
Ampleforth1892
Cropton1643
Dales1324
Derwent3487
Helmsley3401
Hovingham1793
Kirkbymoorside3509
Malton6189
Norton East4827
Norton West3609
Pickering East3641
Pickering West3597
Rillington1875
Ryedale South West1738
Sherburn2075
Sheriff Hutton1817
Sinnington1742
Thornton Dale3537
Wolds1984
Ryedale Total55629



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


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