Socio-economic statistics for Bodley, Devon

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Bodley in North Devon from UK government sources such as the 2021 Census and the Index of Multiple Deprivation. They should give you a broad snapshot of the area and the surrounding locations. Are the residents of Bodley older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Bodley and North Devon? Is Bodley an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

How many residents own or rent their home in Bodley and North Devon

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Bodley either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 70.24 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 29.76 of Bodley residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Lynton & Lynmouth 70.24% 29.76%
North Devon 67.32% 32.68%
South West 65.88% 34.12%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Bodley has a higher level of home ownership than than the national average.

Bodley compared to other wards in North Devon

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Fremington 81.3% 18.7%
2 Marwood 81.09% 18.91%
3 Roundswell 80.05% 19.95%
4 Braunton East 78.41% 21.59%
5 Landkey 76.74% 23.26%
6 Mortehoe 76.5% 23.5%
7 Braunton West & Georgeham 75.92% 24.08%
8 Bishop's Nympton 75.68% 24.32%
9 Witheridge 75.02% 24.98%
10 Chittlehampton 74.44% 25.56%
11 Bratton Fleming 73.61% 26.39%
12 Instow 73.24% 26.76%
13 Combe Martin 72.7% 27.3%
14 Chulmleigh 70.62% 29.38%
15 Lynton & Lynmouth 70.24% 29.76%
16 Ilfracombe West 69.67% 30.33%
17 Bickington 69.43% 30.57%
18 North Molton 65.49% 34.51%
19 Newport (North Devon) 65.22% 34.78%
20 South Molton 63.6% 36.4%
21 Barnstaple with Pilton 62.96% 37.04%
22 Barnstaple with Westacott 54.22% 45.78%
23 Ilfracombe East 52.14% 47.86%
24 Heanton Punchardon 49.95% 50.05%
25 Barnstaple Central 33.27% 66.73%
Bodley is ranked 15 out of 25 wards in North Devon for the percentage of home owners.

Bodley & North Devon Immigration Statistics

We have analysed the Census 2021 raw data on country of birth and compiled immigration statistics as percentages of the population. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. Below are the figures for Bodley in the North Devon local area district.

Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Lynton & Lynmouth 93.48% 6.52%
North Devon 94.51% 5.49%
South West 89.8% 10.2%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Bodley compared to other wards in North Devon

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Barnstaple Central 84.5% 15.5%
2 Heanton Punchardon 89.35% 10.65%
3 Barnstaple with Pilton 91.96% 8.04%
4 Lynton & Lynmouth 93.48% 6.52%
5 Mortehoe 93.86% 6.14%
6 Newport 93.9% 6.1%
7 Barnstaple with Westacott 94.07% 5.93%
8 Roundswell 94.32% 5.68%
9 North Molton 94.45% 5.55%
10 Braunton West & Georgeham 94.8% 5.2%
11 Braunton East 95% 5%
12 South Molton 95.07% 4.93%
13 Chulmleigh 95.2% 4.8%
14 Ilfracombe East 95.21% 4.79%
15 Bickington 95.21% 4.79%
16 Marwood 95.27% 4.73%
17 Bratton Fleming 95.55% 4.45%
18 Chittlehampton 95.89% 4.11%
19 Instow 96.21% 3.79%
20 Combe Martin 96.33% 3.67%
21 Ilfracombe West 96.39% 3.61%
22 Bishop's Nympton 96.52% 3.48%
23 Fremington 96.52% 3.48%
24 Landkey 96.55% 3.45%
25 Witheridge 96.91% 3.09%
'; Bodley is ranked 4 out of 25 wards in North Devon for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

Bodley Unemployment Statistics

Since the introduction of Universal Credit, The Department for Work & Pensions have not issued any statistics (in our view) that can be used to ascertain the levels of unemployment or under employment in the UK, just meaningless geographic counts. However, the Office of National Statistics does publish claimant counts of people receiving out of work benefits, be that legacy Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit as a proportion of people over 16. These figures are usually updated once a month and are for Local Authority Districts and Unitary Authority Districts. So below are the figures of North Devon.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
North Devon 2.7% -0.3%
South West 2.5% -0.4%
England 3.8% -0.3%
UK 3.7% -0.3%
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Last Retrieved: March 2023
The 2021 census had data on people who were economically active (seeking work) yet unemployed on Census day (Sunday March 21st 2021). These statitics do cover Bodley on a ward level. However, it has to be noted that the Census day was during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and therefore are not reflective of normal levels of unemployment. For example, between March 2020 and June 2020 people claiming Universal Credit doubled in most areas of the United Kingdom and then steadily declined up to the day of the Census and beyond. This data also contains the proportion of people in part-time work (working between 1-35 hours per week), which maybe an indicator of under employment in Bodley.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 56%
In Part-Time Work 32.83%
Unemployed 3.28%
67.17% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Bodley

Bodley Health Statistics

Lynton & Lynmouth has a lower proportion of residents (very_good_pc-$ward_health->very_good_pc, 2)%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Lynton & Lynmouth 45.05% 36.44% 14.21% 3.48% 0.82%
North Devon 46.78% 33.62% 13.9% 4.41% 1.28%
South West 47.6% 34.21% 13.12% 3.95% 1.12%
England 48.49% 33.71% 12.65% 3.98% 1.17%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How has the health of residents in North Devon changed since 2011?

North Devon residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 0.17% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 46.38% 33.85% 14.16% 4.34% 1.27%
2021 46.78% 33.62% 13.9% 4.41% 1.28%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

What are the occupations of the residents of Bodley?

The largest employment sector in Bodley is Managers, Directors & Senior Officials. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 21.19%
Skilled Trades 19.46%
Professional Occupations 11.46%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 10.89%
Elementary Occupations 10.4%
Associate Professional & Technical 8.29%
Administrative & Secretarial 5.68%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 4.43%

Bodley Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Bodley residents have in terms of formal qualifications as a percentage. The UK government breaks qualifications down into 7 levels. A detailed explanation of these levels can be found here. However, the Census groups these into just 4 \'levels\'. Here are some examples of the qualifications each census level represents when not stated;

  • Level 1 - GCSE grades D, E, F, or G & below
  • Level 2 - GCSE A*, A, B, C or O Level grades A, B or C
  • Level 3 - A or AS qualification at any grade
  • Level 4 - HNC, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or Phd

In this first table we have compared Bodley to the national average for England.
Level Lynton & Lynmouth England
No Qualifications 16.09% 18.08%
Level 1 10.94% 9.69%
Level 2 14.08% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 5.8% 5.32%
Level 3 16.96% 16.92%
Level 4 34.13% 33.92%

Bodley Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Lynton & Lynmouth.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under
5 - 9 years
10 - 15 years
16 - 19 years
20 - 24 years
25 - 34 years
35 - 49 years
50 - 64 years
65 - 74 years
75 - 84 years
85 years & over

What is the population of Bodley and North Devon?

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

Ward Population
Barnstaple Central 2772
Barnstaple with Pilton 8069
Barnstaple with Westacott 7590
Bickington 6952
Bishop's Nympton 2249
Bratton Fleming 2391
Braunton East 4893
Braunton West & Georgeham 4729
Chittlehampton 2294
Chulmleigh 2105
Combe Martin 2619
Fremington 5094
Heanton Punchardon 3045
Ilfracombe East 6912
Ilfracombe West 4406
Instow 2635
Landkey 4469
Lynton & Lynmouth 2039
Marwood 2388
Mortehoe 2194
Newport 5054
North Molton 2302
Roundswell 2748
South Molton 5892
Witheridge 2329
North Devon Total 98170



Last updated: 20/02/2024, Additional Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.



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