Socio-economic statistics for Biscombe, Somerset

Socio-economic statistics for Biscombe, Somerset
Socio-economic statistics for Biscombe, Somerset

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

Biscombe Education Statistics

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

QualificationMid DevonEngland
No Qualifications22.7%22.5%
Level 113.8%13.3%
Level 217.1%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.8%3.6%
Level 312.1%12.4%
Level 426.4%27.4%
Other4.1%5.7%

Biscombe 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.

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GradeMid DevonEngland
AB21.08%22.96%
C127.22%30.92%
C228.47%20.64%
DE23.23%25.49%

Biscombe General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Biscombe. The percentage of residents in Biscombe rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

HealthMid DevonEngland
Very Good46.64%47.17%
Good35.44%34.22%
Fair13.37%13.12%
Bad3.58%4.25%
Very Bad0.96%1.25%

Biscombe Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment figures as a percentage of the working population and has no further plans to do so. They do however publish the number of Universal Credit claimants in every local district council. We have taken the LDC that includes and compared it to the nearest councils. Please be aware that Universal Credit is a in and out of work benefit. Therefore these figures are an indicator of BOTH unemployment and underemployment. Biscombe is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Biscombe are dated . They are the last published statistics of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment in Biscombe is both lower than the average for Devon and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Biscombe than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitMid DevonDevonEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.5%1.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.8%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.1%10.8%13.5%

Biscombe rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Biscombe Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Biscombe are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Biscombe 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.

CountryMid DevonEngland
United Kingdom95.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.2%3.7%
Outside the EU2.4%9.4%

Biscombe Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeMid DevonEngland
Age 0 to 45.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 295%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.3%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.5%6%
Age 65 to 7410.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.8%2.3%
Mean Age42.339.3
Median Age4439

Biscombe Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureMid DevonEngland
Owned37.3%30.6%
Mortgage31.8%32.8%
Shared0.9%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)8.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.9%8.3%
Private Rented14.1%15.4%
Other1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.8%1.3%

What is the population of Biscombe and Mid Devon?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Mid Devon including Biscombe. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

WardPopulation
Boniface4209
Bradninch2057
Cadbury1678
Canonsleigh3257
Castle4405
Clare and Shuttern3615
Cranmore4947
Cullompton North4449
Cullompton Outer2752
Cullompton South4432
Halberton2323
Lawrence3848
Lower Culm5958
Lowman7233
Newbrooke1602
Sandford and Creedy3358
Silverton1959
Taw1750
Taw Vale1721
Upper Culm4438
Upper Yeo1788
Way1731
Westexe6066
Yeo3714
Mid Devon Total83290



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


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