Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Statistics

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

Merry Hill Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeThree RiversHertfordshireEngland
Age 0 to 46.2%6.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.1%5.9%5.6%
Age 10 to146.5%6.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.1%8.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.4%6.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.9%21.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921%20.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.1%5.6%6%
Age 65 to 748.4%7.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.9%5.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.5%2.3%2.3%
Mean Age403939.3
Median Age413939

Merry Hill Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Merry Hill 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 Merry Hill 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 Merry Hill 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%

Merry Hill Immigration Statistics

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

CountryThree RiversHertfordshireEngland
United Kingdom86.1%86.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.3%1.1%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.2%3.7%3.7%
Outside the EU9.4%8.6%9.4%

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

GradeThree RiversHertfordshireEngland
AB33.10%30.43%22.96%
C132.99%32.67%30.92%
C218.96%18.87%20.64%
DE14.95%18.03%25.49%

Merry Hill Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureThree RiversHertfordshireEngland
Owned34.1%30%30.6%
Mortgage38.6%36.8%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.9%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)4.8%9.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.4%9%8.3%
Private Rented9.3%12.1%15.4%
Other1.3%1%1.4%
Rent Free1%1%1.3%

Merry Hill General Health Statistics

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

HealthThree RiversHertfordshireEngland
Very Good50.70%50.90%47.17%
Good34.21%33.92%34.22%
Fair11.19%11.25%13.12%
Bad3.06%3.07%4.25%
Very Bad0.84%0.85%1.25%

Merry Hill Education Statistics

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

QualificationThree RiversHertfordshireEngland
No Qualifications17.6%18.2%22.5%
Level 113.2%13.8%13.3%
Level 215.8%15.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.3%3.2%3.6%
Level 311.5%11.8%12.4%
Level 433.9%32.1%27.4%
Other4.6%5%5.7%



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

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