Socio-economic statistics for Honiton, Devon

Socio-economic statistics for Honiton, Devon

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Honiton in East Devon 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 Honiton older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Honiton and East Devon? Is Honiton an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

Honiton & East Devon 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 Honiton in the East Devon local area district.

Honiton has a lower rate of immigrants than East Devon, the South West region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Honiton St Michael's 94.95% 5.05%
East Devon 93.84% 6.16%
South West 89.8% 10.2%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Honiton compared to other wards in East Devon

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Exmouth Town 90.1% 9.9%
2 Sidmouth Town 90.3% 9.7%
3 Cranbrook 91.27% 8.73%
4 Woodbury & Lympstone 92.69% 7.31%
5 Sidmouth Rural 93% 7%
6 Seaton 93.15% 6.85%
7 Clyst Valley 93.19% 6.81%
8 Axminster 93.29% 6.71%
9 Honiton St Paul's 93.61% 6.39%
10 West Hill & Aylesbeare 93.64% 6.36%
11 Exmouth Littleham 93.69% 6.31%
12 Dunkeswell & Otterhead 93.72% 6.28%
13 Broadclyst 93.77% 6.23%
14 Sidmouth Sidford 93.79% 6.21%
15 Ottery St Mary 94.01% 5.99%
16 Budleigh & Raleigh 94.62% 5.38%
17 Beer & Branscombe 94.64% 5.36%
18 Newbridges 94.67% 5.33%
19 Trinity 94.74% 5.26%
20 Honiton St Michael's 94.95% 5.05%
21 Coly Valley 94.95% 5.05%
22 Exe Valley 94.97% 5.03%
23 Whimple & Rockbeare 95.02% 4.98%
24 Exmouth Brixington 95.27% 4.73%
25 Tale Vale 95.35% 4.65%
26 Yarty 95.53% 4.47%
27 Exmouth Halsdon 95.55% 4.45%
28 Feniton 95.7% 4.3%
29 Exmouth Withycombe Raleigh 95.77% 4.23%
30 Newton Poppleford & Harpford 95.83% 4.17%
'; Honiton is ranked 20 out of 30 wards in East Devon for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

How many residents own or rent their home in Honiton and East Devon

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Honiton either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 68.63 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 31.37 of Honiton residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Honiton St Michael's 68.63% 31.37%
East Devon 72.16% 27.84%
South West 65.88% 34.12%
England 61.31% 38.69%

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

Honiton compared to other wards in East Devon

# Ward Owned Rented
1 West Hill & Aylesbeare 87.04% 12.96%
2 Clyst Valley 82.6% 17.4%
3 Sidmouth Rural 81.84% 18.16%
4 Trinity (East Devon) 81.74% 18.26%
5 Yarty 81.41% 18.59%
6 Exmouth Halsdon 79.84% 20.16%
7 Newton Poppleford & Harpford 78.63% 21.37%
8 Dunkeswell & Otterhead 77.96% 22.04%
9 Whimple & Rockbeare 77.84% 22.16%
10 Newbridges 77.72% 22.28%
11 Feniton 77.18% 22.82%
12 Tale Vale 76.71% 23.29%
13 Coly Valley 76.12% 23.88%
14 Budleigh & Raleigh 75.72% 24.28%
15 Exmouth Brixington 75.6% 24.4%
16 Sidmouth Town 75.45% 24.55%
17 Exe Valley 74.34% 25.66%
18 Sidmouth Sidford 72.65% 27.35%
19 Seaton (East Devon) 72.6% 27.4%
20 Woodbury & Lympstone 72.56% 27.44%
21 Ottery St Mary 72.46% 27.54%
22 Exmouth Littleham 71.88% 28.12%
23 Beer & Branscombe 69.42% 30.58%
24 Honiton St Michael's 68.63% 31.37%
25 Broadclyst 67.2% 32.8%
26 Honiton St Paul's 66.24% 33.76%
27 Axminster 65.12% 34.88%
28 Exmouth Withycombe Raleigh 64.74% 35.26%
29 Cranbrook (East Devon) 61.07% 38.93%
30 Exmouth Town 54.28% 45.72%
Honiton is ranked 24 out of 30 wards in East Devon for the percentage of home owners.

Honiton Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Honiton St Michael's.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under 4.75%
5 - 9 years 5.19%
10 - 15 years 6%
16 - 19 years 3.73%
20 - 24 years 4.72%
25 - 34 years 10.54%
35 - 49 years 16.32%
50 - 64 years 21.01%
65 - 74 years 13.23%
75 - 84 years 9.98%
85 years & over 4.54%

Honiton Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Honiton 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 Honiton to the national average for England.
Level Honiton St Michael's England
No Qualifications 19.55% 18.08%
Level 1 12.6% 9.69%
Level 2 15.59% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 7.9% 5.32%
Level 3 17% 16.92%
Level 4 24.6% 33.92%

What are the occupations of the residents of Honiton?

The largest employment sector in Honiton is Skilled Trades. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Skilled Trades 15.29%
Professional Occupations 13.61%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 13.23%
Elementary Occupations 12.66%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 9.56%
Associate Professional & Technical 9.37%
Administrative & Secretarial 9.37%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 7.31%

Honiton 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 East Devon.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
East Devon 1.9% -0.2%
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 Honiton 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 Honiton.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 54.03%
In Part-Time Work 32.4%
Unemployed 3.35%
67.6% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Honiton

Honiton Health Statistics

Honiton St Michael's has a significantly lower proportion of residents (>5%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Honiton St Michael's 42.9% 37.27% 14.56% 4.14% 1.13%
East Devon 46.39% 35.06% 13.69% 3.84% 1.01%
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 East Devon changed since 2011?

East Devon residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 1.64% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 43.79% 36.02% 15.07% 3.99% 1.13%
2021 46.39% 35.06% 13.69% 3.84% 1.01%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

What is the population of Honiton and East Devon?

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

Ward Population
Axminster 7830
Beer & Branscombe 2402
Broadclyst 5938
Budleigh & Raleigh 7822
Clyst Valley 2336
Coly Valley 4628
Cranbrook 4501
Dunkeswell & Otterhead 5553
Exe Valley 2508
Exmouth Brixington 8028
Exmouth Halsdon 7525
Exmouth Littleham 7911
Exmouth Town 7706
Exmouth Withycombe Raleigh 4655
Feniton 2613
Honiton St Michael's 6764
Honiton St Paul's 4735
Newbridges 2494
Newton Poppleford & Harpford 2227
Ottery St Mary 7631
Seaton 6987
Sidmouth Rural 2206
Sidmouth Sidford 7792
Sidmouth Town 4328
Tale Vale 2761
Trinity 2679
West Hill & Aylesbeare 2695
Whimple & Rockbeare 3728
Woodbury & Lympstone 6601
Yarty 2496
East Devon Total 148080



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

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