Population

55,629

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Life expectancy

82 years

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Major ethnic

99% White

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Area type

Non-metropolitan District

Population Density

37

Population growth

0.4%

Gender ratio

0.95 male to female

english main language

98%

birth rate

7.6

death rate

11.3

Major religion

72% Christian

Urbanisation

23%

The **population of Ryedale is 55,629** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Ryedale's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.4% per year. Ryedale covers an area of 1,507 square kilometres (582 square miles) and has a population density of 37 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020.

According to the latest 2011 census, the population in Ryedale is predominantly white (99%), with non-white minorities representing the remaining 1% of the population.

The median average age in Ryedale in 2019 was 50.3, with over 18s representing 84.4% of the population. The sex ratio was 95.3 males to every 100 females. Compare average age by area.

In 2011, the urban population of Ryedale was approximately 11,937 or 23%, while the rural population was around 39,814 or 77%.

The largest religious group in Ryedale is Christians who account for 72% of the population.

English is spoken as the main language by 98.4% of people in Ryedale, and spoken either well or very well by 1% of the remaining population. 0.3% reported having poor English language skills.

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The **population of Ryedale is 55,629** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Ryedale grew by an estimated 249 people, and in the ten years before mid-2020, the population grew by 3,736.

Ryedale's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.4%, which is 0.3% lower than the average population growth rate in Ryedale for the ten years before mid-2020 (0.8%).

Ryedale covers an area of 1,507 square kilometres (582 square miles) and has a population density of 37 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 2 people per km^{2} over the past decade.

According to mid-year population estimates published by the ONS in 2019, males account for 48.8% of Ryedale's 55,629 population, while females made up 51.2% of the total.

The sex ratio (the number of males for each female in a population) was 95.261 males to every 100 females in 2011. In England as a whole, the gender ratio was 98 males to every 100 females in 2011.

Age statistics collected by the ONS show the adult population of Ryedale, that is how many people there are over the age of 18, is 46,970.

Ryedale's age structure shows the working-age population to be 31,735 which is 57.0% of the population. People under the age of 16 represent 15.6% of the population, and over 65s represent 27.4% of the population. The percentage of the population that is of working-age has decreased over the last 10 years from 60.2% to 56.1%.

Ryedale's age pyramid shows how the population is distributed by age and gender.

The median average age of someone in Ryedale was 50.3 years in 2019. Split by gender, the average female age is 51.0 years, and the average male is 49.6 years.

Of the Ryedale population over the age of 90, girls outnumber boys by 2.4 to 1.

The life expectancy of someone born today in Ryedale is 82 years. Split by gender, a girl born today in Ryedale has a life expectancy of 83 years, and a boy has a life expectancy of 81 years. Compare life expectancy by area.

As a comparison, in England as a whole, current life expectancy at birth is 81 years, for females that rises to 83 years and for males it falls to 79 years.

The life expectancy for someone born in Ryedale has risen by 1 years over the past decade, from a life expectancy of 80 years to a life expectancy of 82 years. In England as a whole, life expectancies have risen by 3 years.

Age | Male | Female | Total |
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00-01 | 80.6 | 82.9 | 81.8 |

01-04 | 79.9 | 82.2 | 81.1 |

05-09 | 75.9 | 78.3 | 77.1 |

10-14 | 70.9 | 73.4 | 72.2 |

15-19 | 66.0 | 68.4 | 67.2 |

20-24 | 61.0 | 63.5 | 62.3 |

25-29 | 56.2 | 58.7 | 57.5 |

30-34 | 51.3 | 53.9 | 52.6 |

35-39 | 46.3 | 49.1 | 47.7 |

40-44 | 41.6 | 44.1 | 42.9 |

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According to the latest 2011 census, the population in Ryedale is predominantly white (98.7%), with non-white minorities representing the remaining 1.3% of the population.

Mixed people were the largest minority group in Ryedale accounting for 0.6% of the population.

80 or 0% of the Ryedale population are black according to the latest 2011 census.

In England more broadly the portion of the population that is white is 85.4%. 7.8% are Asian and 3.5% are Black.

**White**- 50,983 people or 98.7%**Mixed**- 302 people or 0.6%**Asian**- 273 people or 0.5%**Black**- 80 people or 0.2%**Other**- 32 people or 0.1%

Estimates of personal wellbeing in the UK are published by the ONS annually, with scores for anxiety, happiness, life satisfaction, and feeling that life is worthwhile. Overall scores are based on surveying a representative sample of the population and are scored out of 10 (.e.g for happiness 0 is 'not at all happy' and 10 is 'completely happy').

Levels of reported Anxiety in Ryedale were 2.8 in 2012 and 3.1 in 2021. In the rest of England levels of Anxiety are currently 3.1.

Reported levels of Happiness in 2021 were 7.7, and 7.7 in 2012. In England, the average happiness indicator is currently 7.5. Of the 363 areas in England, Ryedale is the 49 th happiest area in England.

Life satisfaction scores for 2021 are 8.1 and were 7.6 in 2012. For the feeling that things done in life are worthwhile the 2021 level is 8.3 and was 7.8 in 2012.

Average salary

£29,457

Ryedale Salary

Average property price

£301,002

Ryedale House Prices

According to the latest 2011 census, the most populous religious group within Ryedale is Christians, accounting for 71.8% of the population.

Ryedale has a Muslim population of 57 which is 0.1% of the population.

Compared to England as a whole, in England circa 59% of the population is Christian, 5% is Muslim, 2% is Hindu, and Buddhists, Sikhs and Jews each is around 1%. The remainder is split between people with no religion and those who decided not to identify a religion.

**Christian**- 37,114 people or 71.8%**Buddhist**- 125 people or 0.2%**Muslim**- 57 people or 0.1%**Other**- 14,374 people or 27.8%

Source: Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.3.0. Contains OS data © Crown copyright and database right 2021. Data sources: ONS Local statistics