Socio-economic statistics for Goodstone, Devon

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Goodstone in Teignbridge from UK government sources such as the 2021 Census and the Index of Multiple Deprivation. They should give you a broad snapshot of the area and the surrounding locations. Are the residents of Goodstone older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Goodstone and Teignbridge? Is Goodstone an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

Goodstone Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Goodstone residents have in terms of formal qualifications as a percentage. The UK government breaks qualifications down into 7 levels. A detailed explanation of these levels can be found here. However, the Census groups these into just 4 \'levels\'. Here are some examples of the qualifications each census level represents when not stated;

  • Level 1 - GCSE grades D, E, F, or G & below
  • Level 2 - GCSE A*, A, B, C or O Level grades A, B or C
  • Level 3 - A or AS qualification at any grade
  • Level 4 - HNC, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or Phd

In this first table we have compared Goodstone to the national average for England.
Level Ashburton & Buckfastleigh England
No Qualifications 16.16% 18.08%
Level 1 9.32% 9.69%
Level 2 13.16% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 5.73% 5.32%
Level 3 16.26% 16.92%
Level 4 36.97% 33.92%

Goodstone Unemployment Statistics

Since the introduction of Universal Credit, The Department for Work & Pensions have not issued any statistics (in our view) that can be used to ascertain the levels of unemployment or under employment in the UK, just meaningless geographic counts. However, the Office of National Statistics does publish claimant counts of people receiving out of work benefits, be that legacy Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit as a proportion of people over 16. These figures are usually updated once a month and are for Local Authority Districts and Unitary Authority Districts. So below are the figures of Teignbridge.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Teignbridge 2% -0.4%
South West 2.5% -0.4%
England 3.8% -0.3%
UK 3.7% -0.3%
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Last Retrieved: March 2023
The 2021 census had data on people who were economically active (seeking work) yet unemployed on Census day (Sunday March 21st 2021). These statitics do cover Goodstone on a ward level. However, it has to be noted that the Census day was during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and therefore are not reflective of normal levels of unemployment. For example, between March 2020 and June 2020 people claiming Universal Credit doubled in most areas of the United Kingdom and then steadily declined up to the day of the Census and beyond. This data also contains the proportion of people in part-time work (working between 1-35 hours per week), which maybe an indicator of under employment in Goodstone.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 55.14%
In Part-Time Work 36.57%
Unemployed 3.67%
63.43% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Goodstone

Goodstone Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Ashburton & Buckfastleigh.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under
5 - 9 years
10 - 15 years
16 - 19 years
20 - 24 years
25 - 34 years
35 - 49 years
50 - 64 years
65 - 74 years
75 - 84 years
85 years & over

Goodstone & Teignbridge Immigration Statistics

We have analysed the Census 2021 raw data on country of birth and compiled immigration statistics as percentages of the population. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. Below are the figures for Goodstone in the Teignbridge local area district.

Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Ashburton & Buckfastleigh 94.27% 5.73%
Teignbridge 94.82% 5.18%
South West 89.8% 10.2%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Goodstone compared to other wards in Teignbridge

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Moretonhampstead 92.56% 7.44%
2 Bushell 92.9% 7.1%
3 College 93.37% 6.63%
4 Teignmouth East 93.6% 6.4%
5 Shaldon & Stokeinteignhead 93.88% 6.12%
6 Teignmouth Central 94.11% 5.89%
7 Buckland & Milber 94.23% 5.77%
8 Ashburton & Buckfastleigh 94.27% 5.73%
9 Kenn Valley 94.36% 5.64%
10 Dawlish South West 94.4% 5.6%
11 Bradley 94.52% 5.48%
12 Teign Valley 94.66% 5.34%
13 Haytor 94.69% 5.31%
14 Kenton & Starcross 95.22% 4.78%
15 Ambrook 95.26% 4.74%
16 Dawlish North East 95.34% 4.66%
17 Teignmouth West 95.48% 4.52%
18 Bishopsteignton 95.53% 4.47%
19 Bovey 95.53% 4.47%
20 Chudleigh 95.67% 4.33%
21 Ipplepen 96.12% 3.88%
22 Kersell-with-Combe 96.17% 3.83%
23 Kingsteignton East 96.59% 3.41%
24 Kingsteignton West 96.63% 3.37%
'; Goodstone is ranked 8 out of 24 wards in Teignbridge for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

Goodstone Health Statistics

Ashburton & Buckfastleigh has a lower proportion of residents (very_good_pc-$ward_health->very_good_pc, 2)%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Ashburton & Buckfastleigh 47% 33.26% 14.14% 4.55% 1.05%
Teignbridge 45.57% 34.91% 14.11% 4.26% 1.16%
South West 47.6% 34.21% 13.12% 3.95% 1.12%
England 48.49% 33.71% 12.65% 3.98% 1.17%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How has the health of residents in Teignbridge changed since 2011?

Teignbridge residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 0.65% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 44.94% 34.89% 14.68% 4.24% 1.25%
2021 45.57% 34.91% 14.11% 4.26% 1.16%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

What are the occupations of the residents of Goodstone?

The largest employment sector in Goodstone is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 19.5%
Skilled Trades 15.24%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 13.73%
Associate Professional & Technical 11.87%
Elementary Occupations 10.16%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 9.44%
Administrative & Secretarial 6.74%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 6.65%

How many residents own or rent their home in Goodstone and Teignbridge

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Goodstone either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 63.98 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 36.02 of Goodstone residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Ashburton & Buckfastleigh 63.98% 36.02%
Teignbridge 71.29% 28.71%
South West 65.88% 34.12%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Goodstone has a higher level of home ownership than than the national average.

Goodstone compared to other wards in Teignbridge

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Bishopsteignton 86.04% 13.96%
2 Haytor 83.58% 16.42%
3 Shaldon & Stokeinteignhead 80.71% 19.29%
4 Kerswell-with-Combe 80.62% 19.38%
5 Teign Valley 79.64% 20.36%
6 Ambrook 79.29% 20.71%
7 Ipplepen 79.17% 20.83%
8 Kingsteignton West 74.93% 25.07%
9 Bovey 74.47% 25.53%
10 Moretonhampstead 74.02% 25.98%
11 Teignmouth East 73.39% 26.61%
12 Kenn Valley 73.26% 26.74%
13 Chudleigh 72.71% 27.29%
14 Kenton & Starcross 72.17% 27.83%
15 Bradley (Teignbridge) 71.55% 28.45%
16 Kingsteignton East 71.24% 28.76%
17 Buckland & Milber 69.69% 30.31%
18 Dawlish North East 69.44% 30.56%
19 Teignmouth Central 67.71% 32.29%
20 Teignmouth West 64.45% 35.55%
21 Dawlish South West 64.13% 35.87%
22 College (Teignbridge) 64.13% 35.88%
23 Ashburton & Buckfastleigh 63.98% 36.02%
24 Bushell 53.18% 46.82%
Goodstone is ranked 23 out of 24 wards in Teignbridge for the percentage of home owners.

What is the population of Goodstone and Teignbridge?

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

Ward Population
Ambrook 6590
Ashburton & Buckfastleigh 9158
Bishopsteignton 2703
Bovey 7872
Bradley 7208
Buckland & Milber 8318
Bushell 6068
Chudleigh 5831
College 5372
Dawlish North East 8950
Dawlish South West 6263
Haytor 2472
Ipplepen 2523
Kenn Valley 8279
Kenton & Starcross 2763
Kerswell-with-Combe 6207
Kingsteignton East 6531
Kingsteignton West 5776
Moretonhampstead 3011
Shaldon & Stokeinteignhead 2523
Teign Valley 4933
Teignmouth Central 5696
Teignmouth East 4774
Teignmouth West 5218
Teignbridge Total 135039



Last updated: 20/02/2024, Additional Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.



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