Socio-economic statistics for Crediton, Devon

Socio-economic statistics for Crediton, Devon

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Crediton in Mid 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 Crediton older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Crediton and Mid Devon? Is Crediton an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

How many residents own or rent their home in Crediton and Mid Devon

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Crediton either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 63.86 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 36.14 of Crediton residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Boniface 63.86% 36.14%
Mid Devon 67.63% 32.37%
South West 65.88% 34.12%
England 61.31% 38.69%

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

Crediton compared to other wards in Mid Devon

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Taw 80.9% 19.1%
2 Way 79.71% 20.29%
3 Sandford and Creedy 77.99% 22.01%
4 Taw Vale 77.69% 22.31%
5 Silverton 77.51% 22.49%
6 Canonsleigh 76.87% 23.13%
7 Cadbury 76.48% 23.52%
8 Yeo 74.74% 25.26%
9 Upper Yeo 74.33% 25.67%
10 Upper Culm 73.77% 26.23%
11 Halberton 72.76% 27.24%
12 Cullompton Outer 72.28% 27.72%
13 Clare and Shuttern 72.25% 27.75%
14 Newbrooke 69.75% 30.25%
15 Lower Culm 68.16% 31.84%
16 Bradninch 65.65% 34.35%
17 Cullompton North 65.55% 34.45%
18 Cullompton South 64.41% 35.59%
19 Cranmore 64.34% 35.66%
20 Boniface 63.86% 36.14%
21 Lawrence 60.61% 39.39%
22 Westexe 60.04% 39.96%
23 Castle (Mid Devon) 59.98% 40.02%
24 Lowman 53.68% 46.32%
Crediton is ranked 20 out of 24 wards in Mid Devon for the percentage of home owners.

Crediton Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Crediton 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 Crediton to the national average for England.
Level Boniface England
No Qualifications 18.13% 18.08%
Level 1 11.85% 9.69%
Level 2 14.96% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 5.84% 5.32%
Level 3 18.83% 16.92%
Level 4 27.9% 33.92%

Crediton Health Statistics

Boniface 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
Boniface 46.92% 35.65% 13.33% 3.32% 0.77%
Mid Devon 47.16% 34.84% 13.22% 3.72% 1.05%
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 Mid Devon changed since 2011?

Mid Devon residents who describe their health as either good or very good has decreased by 0.08% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 46.64% 35.44% 13.37% 3.58% 0.96%
2021 47.16% 34.84% 13.22% 3.72% 1.05%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

Crediton & Mid 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 Crediton in the Mid Devon local area district.

Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Boniface 92.61% 7.39%
Mid Devon 93.75% 6.25%
South West 89.8% 10.2%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Crediton compared to other wards in Mid Devon

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Castle 90.27% 9.73%
2 Cullompton South 91.32% 8.68%
3 Lowman 92.2% 7.8%
4 Cullompton North 92.25% 7.75%
5 Lawrence 92.47% 7.53%
6 Boniface 92.61% 7.39%
7 Cadbury 92.74% 7.26%
8 Cranmore 92.93% 7.07%
9 Newbrooke 93.06% 6.94%
10 Bradninch 94.02% 5.99%
11 Lower Culm 94.1% 5.9%
12 Yeo 94.47% 5.53%
13 Cullompton Outer 94.48% 5.52%
14 Westexe 94.51% 5.49%
15 Silverton 94.55% 5.45%
16 Sandford and Creedy 94.74% 5.26%
17 Halberton 95.29% 4.71%
18 Upper Culm 95.65% 4.35%
19 Way 95.79% 4.21%
20 Taw Vale 95.9% 4.1%
21 Clare and Shuttern 95.9% 4.1%
22 Upper Yeo 95.91% 4.09%
23 Canonsleigh 96.21% 3.79%
24 Taw 96.32% 3.68%
'; Crediton is ranked 6 out of 24 wards in Mid Devon for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

Crediton 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 Mid Devon.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Mid Devon 1.9% -0.4%
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 Crediton 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 Crediton.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 60.85%
In Part-Time Work 32.61%
Unemployed 2.63%
67.39% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Crediton

What are the occupations of the residents of Crediton?

The largest employment sector in Crediton is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 15.07%
Skilled Trades 12.75%
Elementary Occupations 11.99%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 11.85%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 10.24%
Associate Professional & Technical 10%
Administrative & Secretarial 9.76%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 9.34%

Crediton Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Boniface.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under 6.61%
5 - 9 years 6.14%
10 - 15 years 7.47%
16 - 19 years 3.9%
20 - 24 years 4.34%
25 - 34 years 13.5%
35 - 49 years 19.04%
50 - 64 years 18.52%
65 - 74 years 10.84%
75 - 84 years 6.87%
85 years & over 2.76%

What is the population of Crediton and Mid Devon?

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

Ward Population
Boniface 4209
Bradninch 2057
Cadbury 1678
Canonsleigh 3257
Castle 4405
Clare and Shuttern 3615
Cranmore 4947
Cullompton North 4449
Cullompton Outer 2752
Cullompton South 4432
Halberton 2323
Lawrence 3848
Lower Culm 5958
Lowman 7233
Newbrooke 1602
Sandford and Creedy 3358
Silverton 1959
Taw 1750
Taw Vale 1721
Upper Culm 4438
Upper Yeo 1788
Way 1731
Westexe 6066
Yeo 3714
Mid Devon Total 83290



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

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