Socio-economic statistics for Downton, Powys
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If you are thinking of moving to Downton 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 Downton to figures for Powys and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Downton is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Downton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenurePowysWales
Owned43.9%35.4%
Mortgage24.8%32%
Shared0.3%0.3%
Social Rented (Council)9.2%9.8%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4.8%6.6%
Private Rented12.9%12.7%
Other1.9%1.5%
Rent Free2.2%1.6%

Downton 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.

GradePowysWales
AB18.37%17.93%
C125.89%29.31%
C231.13%23.06%
DE24.61%29.69%

Downton Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Downton and are from the UK Census of 2011. Downton 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. Downton also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Downton are better educated than the average Wales citizen.

QualificationPowysWales
No Qualifications24.8%25.9%
Level 112.6%13.3%
Level 216.4%15.7%
Apprenticeship3.8%3.9%
Level 311.5%12.3%
Level 426.3%24.5%
Other4.5%4.3%

Downton Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgePowysWales
Age 0 to 44.9%5.8%
Age 5 to 95%5.3%
Age 10 to146%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 247%9.7%
Age 25 to 294.4%6.1%
Age 30 to 4416.4%18.6%
Age 45 to 5921.5%19.9%
Age 60 to 648.2%6.7%
Age 65 to 7412.2%9.8%
Age 75 to 847.5%6.1%
Age 85 and over3.1%2.4%
Mean Age43.940.6
Median Age4641

Downton Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Downton come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Downton than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitPowysWales
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2%3.6%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.4%3.3%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)12.4%17.4%

Downton General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Downton. The percentage of residents in Downton rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

HealthPowysWales
Very Good44.75%46.64%
Good34.19%31.12%
Fair14.93%14.62%
Bad4.79%5.82%
Very Bad1.33%1.81%

Downton Immigration Statistics

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

CountryPowysWales
United Kingdom95.8%94.5%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%
Other EU Countries1.7%1.8%
Outside the EU2.1%3.3%



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

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