Socio-economic statistics for Croyde, Devon

Socio-economic statistics for Croyde, Devon
Socio-economic statistics for Croyde, Devon

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

Croyde Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeNorth DevonEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.1%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.7%6%
Age 65 to 7411.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.2%2.3%
Mean Age43.339.3
Median Age4539

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

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GradeNorth DevonEngland
AB17.71%22.96%
C127.86%30.92%
C227.83%20.64%
DE26.59%25.49%

Croyde General Health Statistics

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

HealthNorth DevonEngland
Very Good46.38%47.17%
Good33.85%34.22%
Fair14.16%13.12%
Bad4.34%4.25%
Very Bad1.27%1.25%

Croyde Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureNorth DevonEngland
Owned39.1%30.6%
Mortgage29.4%32.8%
Shared0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.4%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8.4%8.3%
Private Rented15.9%15.4%
Other2.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.7%1.3%

Croyde 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 Croyde 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Croyde than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitNorth DevonDevonEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.6%1.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.3%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.9%10.8%13.5%

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

Croyde Immigration Statistics

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

CountryNorth DevonEngland
United Kingdom95.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.8%3.7%
Outside the EU2.4%9.4%

Croyde Education Statistics

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

QualificationNorth DevonEngland
No Qualifications24.1%22.5%
Level 114.4%13.3%
Level 217.2%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.7%3.6%
Level 312.4%12.4%
Level 422.9%27.4%
Other4.3%5.7%

What is the population of Croyde and North Devon?

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

WardPopulation
Barnstaple Central2772
Barnstaple with Pilton8069
Barnstaple with Westacott7590
Bickington6952
Bishop's Nympton2249
Bratton Fleming2391
Braunton East4893
Braunton West & Georgeham4729
Chittlehampton2294
Chulmleigh2105
Combe Martin2619
Fremington5094
Heanton Punchardon3045
Ilfracombe East6912
Ilfracombe West4406
Instow2635
Landkey4469
Lynton & Lynmouth2039
Marwood2388
Mortehoe2194
Newport5054
North Molton2302
Roundswell2748
South Molton5892
Witheridge2329
North Devon Total98170



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


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