Socio-economic statistics for Exeter, Devon

Socio-economic statistics for Exeter, Devon
Socio-economic statistics for Exeter, Devon

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

Exeter Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications18.3%22.5%
Level 112.6%13.3%
Level 214.1%15.2%
Level 318.2%12.4%
Level 428.6%27.4%

Exeter Age Distribution Statistics

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

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Age 0 to 45.7%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.7%5.6%
Age 10 to144.5%5.8%
Age 15 to 172.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 2417.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 297.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5917.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.2%6%
Age 65 to 747.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.3%
Mean Age38.139.3
Median Age3539

Exeter Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Exeter has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Exeter is an economically deprived area.

Social Rented (Council)9.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.3%8.3%
Private Rented19.6%15.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

Exeter General Health Statistics

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

Very Good49.91%47.17%
Very Bad1.10%1.25%

Exeter 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 Exeter 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 Exeter than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)2%1.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.2%10.8%13.5%

Exeter rates 5/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Exeter 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.


Exeter Immigration Statistics

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

United Kingdom88.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.6%3.7%
Outside the EU7%9.4%

What is the population of Exeter and Exeter?

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

Duryard and St James16663
Mincinglake and Whipton9379
Newtown and St Leonard's11075
St David's11815
St Loyes9747
St Thomas9936
Exeter Total133333

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

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