Dartmouth, Devon

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

Dartmouth 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. Dartmouth is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Dartmouth 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Dartmouth 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 Dartmouth than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitSouth HamsDevonEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.2%1.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.6%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.6%10.8%13.5%

Dartmouth 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.

GradeSouth HamsEngland
AB27.35%22.96%
C130.15%30.92%
C224.05%20.64%
DE18.46%25.49%

Dartmouth Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureSouth HamsEngland
Owned42.8%30.6%
Mortgage28.9%32.8%
Shared1.1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.6%8.3%
Private Rented12.6%15.4%
Other1.7%1.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.3%

Dartmouth Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySouth HamsEngland
United Kingdom94.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.9%3.7%
Outside the EU3.1%9.4%

Dartmouth Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Dartmouth and are from the UK Census of 2011. Dartmouth has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Dartmouth also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Dartmouth are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationSouth HamsEngland
No Qualifications17.2%22.5%
Level 112.1%13.3%
Level 216.3%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.4%3.6%
Level 312.1%12.4%
Level 434.3%27.4%
Other3.7%5.7%

Dartmouth Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSouth HamsEngland
Age 0 to 44.4%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 246.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4415.4%20.6%
Age 45 to 5923%19.4%
Age 60 to 649%6%
Age 65 to 7412.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.4%2.3%
Mean Age45.339.3
Median Age4839

Dartmouth General Health Statistics

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

HealthSouth HamsEngland
Very Good47.41%47.17%
Good34.37%34.22%
Fair13.32%13.12%
Bad3.80%4.25%
Very Bad1.11%1.25%


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



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