Kingston, Devon

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

Kingston Immigration Statistics

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

CountryEast DevonEngland
United Kingdom95.1%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.7%3.7%
Outside the EU2.8%9.4%

Kingston Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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TenureEast DevonEngland
Social Rented (Council)6.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)2.7%8.3%
Private Rented11.9%15.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.3%

Kingston 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.

GradeEast DevonEngland

Kingston Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Kingston and are from the UK Census of 2011. Kingston has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Kingston also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Kingston are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationEast DevonEngland
No Qualifications21.1%22.5%
Level 113.1%13.3%
Level 217%15.2%
Level 311.3%12.4%
Level 429.1%27.4%

Kingston General Health Statistics

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

HealthEast DevonEngland
Very Good43.79%47.17%
Very Bad1.13%1.25%

Kingston 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.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Kingston 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 Kingston 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 Kingston than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitEast DevonDevonEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.2%1.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.7%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.4%10.8%13.5%

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

Kingston Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeEast DevonEngland
Age 0 to 44.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.5%5.6%
Age 10 to145.3%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 293.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4415.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 648.2%6%
Age 65 to 7413.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 849.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over4.8%2.3%
Mean Age46.939.3
Median Age4939

What is the population of Kingston and East Devon?

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

Beer & Branscombe2402
Budleigh & Raleigh7822
Clyst Valley2336
Coly Valley4628
Dunkeswell & Otterhead5553
Exe Valley2508
Exmouth Brixington8028
Exmouth Halsdon7525
Exmouth Littleham7911
Exmouth Town7706
Exmouth Withycombe Raleigh4655
Honiton St Michael's6764
Honiton St Paul's4735
Newton Poppleford & Harpford2227
Ottery St Mary7631
Sidmouth Rural2206
Sidmouth Sidford7792
Sidmouth Town4328
Tale Vale2761
West Hill & Aylesbeare2695
Whimple & Rockbeare3728
Woodbury & Lympstone6601
East Devon Total148080

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

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