Socio-economic statistics for Hockworthy, Devon

Socio-economic statistics for Hockworthy, Devon
Socio-economic statistics for Hockworthy, Devon

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

Hockworthy Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureMid DevonEngland
Social Rented (Council)8.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.9%8.3%
Private Rented14.1%15.4%
Rent Free1.8%1.3%

Hockworthy 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. Hockworthy is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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

BenefitMid DevonDevonEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.5%1.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.8%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.1%10.8%13.5%

Hockworthy Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Hockworthy and are from the UK Census of 2011. Hockworthy has a high level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.

QualificationMid DevonEngland
No Qualifications22.7%22.5%
Level 113.8%13.3%
Level 217.1%15.2%
Level 312.1%12.4%
Level 426.4%27.4%

Hockworthy Immigration Statistics

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

CountryMid DevonEngland
United Kingdom95.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.2%3.7%
Outside the EU2.4%9.4%

Hockworthy 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.

GradeMid DevonEngland

Hockworthy Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeMid DevonEngland
Age 0 to 45.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 295%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.8%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.3%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.5%6%
Age 65 to 7410.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.8%2.3%
Mean Age42.339.3
Median Age4439

Hockworthy General Health Statistics

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

HealthMid DevonEngland
Very Good46.64%47.17%
Very Bad0.96%1.25%

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

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