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

Beaford Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Beaford 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.

BenefitTorridgeDevonEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.3%1.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.2%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)13.2%10.8%13.5%

Beaford Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Beaford and are from the UK Census of 2011. Beaford has a high level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.

QualificationTorridgeDevonEngland
No Qualifications25.4%21.1%22.5%
Level 114.3%13.3%13.3%
Level 217.5%16.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.9%4.2%3.6%
Level 312.1%12.9%12.4%
Level 421.7%27.8%27.4%
Other4.2%4.3%5.7%

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

GradeTorridgeDevonEngland
AB15.18%21.91%22.96%
C125.04%29.91%30.92%
C232.82%25.31%20.64%
DE26.96%22.87%25.49%

Beaford Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureTorridgeDevonEngland
Owned42.9%40.4%30.6%
Mortgage28.6%29.8%32.8%
Shared0.7%0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.9%4.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.1%6.4%8.3%
Private Rented15.3%14.6%15.4%
Other1.7%1.7%1.4%
Rent Free1.9%1.5%1.3%

Beaford Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Beaford as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Beaford is also older than the Devon average, making Beaford a older persons location.

AgeTorridgeDevonEngland
Age 0 to 44.9%5%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.8%4.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.5%5.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.7%8.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.1%4.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4416.5%17%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.6%20.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 648.7%7.7%6%
Age 65 to 7412.8%11.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.6%7.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over3%3.4%2.3%
Mean Age44.643.739.3
Median Age474539

Beaford Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Beaford are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Beaford has a higher level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a lower rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does not have a significant immigrant population.

CountryTorridgeDevonEngland
United Kingdom96.6%94.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.3%2.1%3.7%
Outside the EU1.9%3.3%9.4%

Beaford General Health Statistics

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

HealthTorridgeDevonEngland
Very Good43.53%46.10%47.17%
Good34.84%34.70%34.22%
Fair15.42%14.00%13.12%
Bad4.90%4.04%4.25%
Very Bad1.31%1.16%1.25%


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

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