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Profile of the East Riding

Provides facts and figures about the East Riding.

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  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council covers approximately 930 square miles, making it one of the largest unitary authorities in the country
  • The East Riding is a predominately rural area with over half the population living in dispersed rural communities. In total, there are 333 settlements, ranging from large towns to small, isolated hamlets and farmsteads
  • The largest town in the East Riding is Bridlington, other major settlements are Beverley, Goole and the Haltemprice area to the west of Hull which includes Cottingham, Hessle, and Anlaby/Willerby/Kirkella
  • The East Riding is generally an affluent area and is ranked amongst the least socially deprived area in England
  • There are pockets of deprivation in places such as Bridlington, Goole and south-east Holderness
  • Increasingly, the East Riding population is becoming older due to migration by retired people, particularly to coastal resorts
  • In terms of housing, the relative affordability of the area means a high proportion of households are owner/occupiers. 

Use the link below to view an East Riding Profile on the East Riding Intelligence Hub website including more facts and figures about the area, population information, economic information, and health information:

East Riding Profile (external council website)

For further information including maps, statistics, facts and figures about the East Riding visit the East Riding Intelligence Hub:

East Riding Intelligence Hub (external council website)