Socio-economic statistics for Higher Ashton, Devon

Socio-economic statistics for Higher Ashton, Devon
Socio-economic statistics for Higher Ashton, Devon

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

Higher Ashton 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.

How grim is your Postcode?

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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.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

BenefitTeignbridgeDevonEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.7%1.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.3%10.8%13.5%

Higher Ashton rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Higher Ashton Immigration Statistics

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

CountryTeignbridgeEngland
United Kingdom95.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.7%3.7%
Outside the EU2.6%9.4%

Higher Ashton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureTeignbridgeEngland
Owned40.8%30.6%
Mortgage32.7%32.8%
Shared0.9%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.7%8.3%
Private Rented13.9%15.4%
Other1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

Higher Ashton General Health Statistics

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

HealthTeignbridgeEngland
Very Good44.94%47.17%
Good34.89%34.22%
Fair14.68%13.12%
Bad4.24%4.25%
Very Bad1.25%1.25%

Higher Ashton Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Higher Ashton and are from the UK Census of 2011.

QualificationTeignbridgeEngland
No Qualifications21.5%22.5%
Level 113.5%13.3%
Level 216.6%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.5%3.6%
Level 311.8%12.4%
Level 428%27.4%
Other4.2%5.7%

Higher Ashton Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeTeignbridgeEngland
Age 0 to 44.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4416.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 648%6%
Age 65 to 7411.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.8%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.7%2.3%
Mean Age44.639.3
Median Age4739

Higher Ashton 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.

GradeTeignbridgeEngland
AB22.78%22.96%
C130.69%30.92%
C224.36%20.64%
DE22.16%25.49%

What is the population of Higher Ashton and Teignbridge?

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

WardPopulation
Ambrook6590
Ashburton & Buckfastleigh9158
Bishopsteignton2703
Bovey7872
Bradley7208
Buckland & Milber8318
Bushell6068
Chudleigh5831
College5372
Dawlish North East8950
Dawlish South West6263
Haytor2472
Ipplepen2523
Kenn Valley8279
Kenton & Starcross2763
Kerswell-with-Combe6207
Kingsteignton East6531
Kingsteignton West5776
Moretonhampstead3011
Shaldon & Stokeinteignhead2523
Teign Valley4933
Teignmouth Central5696
Teignmouth East4774
Teignmouth West5218
Teignbridge Total135039



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


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