Socio-economic statistics for Waterdale, Hertfordshire

Socio-economic statistics for Waterdale, Hertfordshire
Socio-economic statistics for Waterdale, Hertfordshire

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

Waterdale 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.

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Waterdale 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Waterdale 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 Waterdale than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitThree RiversHertfordshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.7%2.1%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.6%1.7%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.3%9.4%13.5%

Waterdale General Health Statistics

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

HealthThree RiversEngland
Very Good50.70%47.17%
Good34.21%34.22%
Fair11.19%13.12%
Bad3.06%4.25%
Very Bad0.84%1.25%

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

GradeThree RiversEngland
AB33.10%22.96%
C132.99%30.92%
C218.96%20.64%
DE14.95%25.49%

Waterdale Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeThree RiversEngland
Age 0 to 46.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.1%5.6%
Age 10 to146.5%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.1%6%
Age 65 to 748.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.5%2.3%
Mean Age4039.3
Median Age4139

Waterdale Education Statistics

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

QualificationThree RiversEngland
No Qualifications17.6%22.5%
Level 113.2%13.3%
Level 215.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.3%3.6%
Level 311.5%12.4%
Level 433.9%27.4%
Other4.6%5.7%

Waterdale Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureThree RiversEngland
Owned34.1%30.6%
Mortgage38.6%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)4.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.4%8.3%
Private Rented9.3%15.4%
Other1.3%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.3%

Waterdale Immigration Statistics

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

CountryThree RiversEngland
United Kingdom86.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU9.4%9.4%



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


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