Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Statistics

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

Ridge Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Ridge are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Ridge has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.

CountryHertsmereHertfordshireEngland
United Kingdom83%86.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.5%1.1%0.7%
Other EU Countries4.6%3.7%3.7%
Outside the EU10.9%8.6%9.4%

Ridge Education Statistics

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

QualificationHertsmereHertfordshireEngland
No Qualifications19.4%18.2%22.5%
Level 114.1%13.8%13.3%
Level 215.8%15.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship2.9%3.2%3.6%
Level 311.2%11.8%12.4%
Level 430.8%32.1%27.4%
Other5.8%5%5.7%

Ridge General Health Statistics

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

HealthHertsmereHertfordshireEngland
Very Good51.54%50.90%47.17%
Good32.88%33.92%34.22%
Fair11.43%11.25%13.12%
Bad3.21%3.07%4.25%
Very Bad0.94%0.85%1.25%

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

GradeHertsmereHertfordshireEngland
AB28.83%30.43%22.96%
C135.12%32.67%30.92%
C218.25%18.87%20.64%
DE17.80%18.03%25.49%

Ridge Age Distribution Statistics

AgeHertsmereHertfordshireEngland
Age 0 to 46.7%6.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 96%5.9%5.6%
Age 10 to146.2%6.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 248%8.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.1%6.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.7%21.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.3%20.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.8%5.6%6%
Age 65 to 748%7.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.7%5.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.3%2.3%
Mean Age39.43939.3
Median Age393939

Ridge Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureHertsmereHertfordshireEngland
Owned31.4%30%30.6%
Mortgage36.2%36.8%32.8%
Shared1.2%0.9%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.9%9.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)15.5%9%8.3%
Private Rented11.3%12.1%15.4%
Other1.2%1%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1%1.3%

Ridge Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Ridge 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Ridge than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitHertsmereHertfordshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.1%2.1%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.8%1.7%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.6%9.4%13.5%


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

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