Socio-economic statistics for Iddesleigh, Devon

Socio-economic statistics for Iddesleigh, Devon

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

Iddesleigh 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 Torridge.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Torridge 2.3% -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 Iddesleigh 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 Iddesleigh.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 51.8%
In Part-Time Work 34.32%
Unemployed 3.01%
65.68% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Iddesleigh

Iddesleigh Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Iddesleigh 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 Iddesleigh to the national average for England.
Level Two Rivers & Three Moors England
No Qualifications 16.6% 18.08%
Level 1 10.68% 9.69%
Level 2 14.59% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 6.63% 5.32%
Level 3 17.63% 16.92%
Level 4 30.5% 33.92%

How many residents own or rent their home in Iddesleigh and Torridge

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Iddesleigh either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 81.53 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 18.47 of Iddesleigh residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Two Rivers & Three Moors 81.53% 18.47%
Torridge 69.56% 30.44%
South West 65.88% 34.12%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Iddesleigh has a significantly higher level of home ownership than the national average. This is indicative or an economically wealthy area.

Iddesleigh compared to other wards in Torridge

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Two Rivers & Three Moors 81.53% 18.47%
2 Monkleigh & Putford 80.05% 19.95%
3 Milton & Tamarside 79.93% 20.07%
4 Shebbear & Langtree 77.97% 22.03%
5 Northam 77.85% 22.15%
6 Broadheath (Torridge) 76.81% 23.19%
7 Winkleigh 70.62% 29.38%
8 Westward Ho! 70.25% 29.75%
9 Appledore 69.56% 30.44%
10 Hartland 68.84% 31.16%
11 Bideford South 65.94% 34.06%
12 Great Torrington 64.78% 35.22%
13 Bideford West 62.8% 37.2%
14 Bideford North 59.91% 40.09%
15 Bideford East 59.18% 40.82%
16 Holsworthy 54.33% 45.67%
Iddesleigh is ranked 1 out of 16 wards in Torridge for the percentage of home owners.

What are the occupations of the residents of Iddesleigh?

The largest employment sector in Iddesleigh is Skilled Trades. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Skilled Trades 20.43%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 14.92%
Professional Occupations 14.92%
Associate Professional & Technical 9.91%
Administrative & Secretarial 9.69%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 9.42%
Elementary Occupations 7.65%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 6.66%

Iddesleigh Health Statistics

Two Rivers & Three Moors 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
Two Rivers & Three Moors 47.19% 34.81% 13.83% 3.35% 0.82%
Torridge 43.83% 34.81% 15.35% 4.72% 1.29%
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 Torridge changed since 2011?

Torridge residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 0.27% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 43.53% 34.84% 15.42% 4.9% 1.31%
2021 43.83% 34.81% 15.35% 4.72% 1.29%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

Iddesleigh & Torridge 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 Iddesleigh in the Torridge local area district.

Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Two Rivers & Three Moors 95.78% 4.22%
Torridge 95.99% 4.01%
South West 89.8% 10.2%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Iddesleigh compared to other wards in Torridge

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Hartland 94.74% 5.26%
2 Bideford North 95% 5%
3 Westward Ho! 95.3% 4.7%
4 Two Rivers & Three Moors 95.78% 4.22%
5 Bideford South 95.84% 4.16%
6 Great Torrington 95.91% 4.09%
7 Winkleigh 95.94% 4.06%
8 Bideford West 96.09% 3.91%
9 Northam 96.23% 3.77%
10 Holsworthy 96.34% 3.66%
11 Shebbear & Langtree 96.42% 3.58%
12 Monkleigh & Putford 96.45% 3.55%
13 Bideford East 96.55% 3.45%
14 Broadheath 96.67% 3.33%
15 Appledore 96.74% 3.26%
16 Milton & Tamarside 96.83% 3.17%
'; Iddesleigh is ranked 4 out of 16 wards in Torridge for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

Iddesleigh Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Two Rivers & Three Moors.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under 3.95%
5 - 9 years 4.87%
10 - 15 years 4.69%
16 - 19 years 2.51%
20 - 24 years 3.53%
25 - 34 years 8.39%
35 - 49 years 13.56%
50 - 64 years 27.33%
65 - 74 years 17.92%
75 - 84 years 9.93%
85 years & over 3.33%

What is the population of Iddesleigh and Torridge?

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

Ward Population
Bere Ferrers 3504
Bridestowe 3207
Buckland Monachorum 3802
Burrator 3582
Chagford 1535
Dartmoor 2300
Drewsteignton 1667
Exbourne 4159
Hatherleigh 3245
Mary Tavy 1509
Milton Ford 1836
Okehampton North 5492
Okehampton South 3980
South Tawton 1907
Tamarside 1787
Tavistock North 5363
Tavistock South East 3937
Tavistock South West 3327
Torridge Total 56139



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

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