Socio-economic statistics for Buck’s Cross, Devon

Socio-economic statistics for Buck’s Cross, Devon
Socio-economic statistics for Buck’s Cross, Devon

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

Buck's Cross 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. Buck's Cross has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeTorridgeEngland
AB15.18%22.96%
C125.04%30.92%
C232.82%20.64%
DE26.96%25.49%

Buck's Cross General Health Statistics

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

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HealthTorridgeEngland
Very Good43.53%47.17%
Good34.84%34.22%
Fair15.42%13.12%
Bad4.90%4.25%
Very Bad1.31%1.25%

Buck's Cross Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Buck's Cross are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Buck's Cross 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.

CountryTorridgeEngland
United Kingdom96.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.3%3.7%
Outside the EU1.9%9.4%

Buck's Cross Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureTorridgeEngland
Owned42.9%30.6%
Mortgage28.6%32.8%
Shared0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.1%8.3%
Private Rented15.3%15.4%
Other1.7%1.4%
Rent Free1.9%1.3%

Buck's Cross Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Buck's Cross and are from the UK Census of 2011. Buck's Cross 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.

QualificationTorridgeEngland
No Qualifications25.4%22.5%
Level 114.3%13.3%
Level 217.5%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.9%3.6%
Level 312.1%12.4%
Level 421.7%27.4%
Other4.2%5.7%

Buck's Cross Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Buck's Cross as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Buck's Cross is also older than the average, making Buck's Cross a older persons location.

AgeTorridgeEngland
Age 0 to 44.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.8%5.6%
Age 10 to145.5%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4416.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 648.7%6%
Age 65 to 7412.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over3%2.3%
Mean Age44.639.3
Median Age4739

Buck's Cross 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.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Buck's Cross 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.

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%

Buck's Cross rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

What is the population of Buck's Cross and Torridge?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Torridge including Buck's Cross. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

WardPopulation
Appledore3795
Bideford East5865
Bideford North5978
Bideford South3885
Bideford West2726
Broadheath4013
Great Torrington6053
Hartland6125
Holsworthy3312
Milton & Tamarside4193
Monkleigh & Putford3927
Northam5049
Shebbear & Langtree3917
Two Rivers & Three Moors3956
Westward Ho!3716
Winkleigh2209
Torridge Total68719



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


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