- 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 Data Observatory 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 Data Observatory website:
Data Observatory (external council website)