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

Fishleigh Immigration Statistics

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

CountryWest DevonDevonEngland
United Kingdom95.2%94.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.7%2.1%3.7%
Outside the EU2.7%3.3%9.4%

Fishleigh General Health Statistics

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

HealthWest DevonDevonEngland
Very Good45.85%46.10%47.17%
Good34.73%34.70%34.22%
Fair14.28%14.00%13.12%
Bad3.96%4.04%4.25%
Very Bad1.18%1.16%1.25%

Fishleigh Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Fishleigh 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 unemployment in Fishleigh 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 Fishleigh than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitWest DevonDevonEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.5%1.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.9%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.5%10.8%13.5%

Fishleigh Education Statistics

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

QualificationWest DevonDevonEngland
No Qualifications20.3%21.1%22.5%
Level 112.9%13.3%13.3%
Level 216.8%16.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.9%4.2%3.6%
Level 311.9%12.9%12.4%
Level 430%27.8%27.4%
Other4.1%4.3%5.7%

Fishleigh Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeWest DevonDevonEngland
Age 0 to 44.8%5%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%4.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.4%8.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.2%4.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4416.3%17%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.5%20.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 648.4%7.7%6%
Age 65 to 7412.5%11.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.4%7.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.3%3.4%2.3%
Mean Age44.643.739.3
Median Age474539

Fishleigh Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureWest DevonDevonEngland
Owned44%40.4%30.6%
Mortgage29.2%29.8%32.8%
Shared0.7%0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.6%4.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.9%6.4%8.3%
Private Rented13.3%14.6%15.4%
Other1.7%1.7%1.4%
Rent Free1.7%1.5%1.3%

Fishleigh 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.

GradeWest DevonDevonEngland
AB24.29%21.91%22.96%
C127.72%29.91%30.92%
C226.21%25.31%20.64%
DE21.78%22.87%25.49%


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

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