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

Knighton Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSouth HamsDevonEngland
Age 0 to 44.4%5%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.8%4.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.5%5.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.4%8.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.1%4.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4415.4%17%20.6%
Age 45 to 5923%20.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 649%7.7%6%
Age 65 to 7412.6%11.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.8%7.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.4%3.4%2.3%
Mean Age45.343.739.3
Median Age484539

Knighton Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Knighton come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area. The rate of unemployment in Knighton 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 Knighton than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitSouth HamsDevonEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.2%1.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.6%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.6%10.8%13.5%

Knighton Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Knighton and are from the UK Census of 2011. Knighton 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. Knighton also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Knighton are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationSouth HamsDevonEngland
No Qualifications17.2%21.1%22.5%
Level 112.1%13.3%13.3%
Level 216.3%16.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.4%4.2%3.6%
Level 312.1%12.9%12.4%
Level 434.3%27.8%27.4%
Other3.7%4.3%5.7%

Knighton General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Knighton. The percentage of residents in Knighton rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Knighton rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Knighton is generally better than in the average person in England.

HealthSouth HamsDevonEngland
Very Good47.41%46.10%47.17%
Good34.37%34.70%34.22%
Fair13.32%14.00%13.12%
Bad3.80%4.04%4.25%
Very Bad1.11%1.16%1.25%

Knighton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureSouth HamsDevonEngland
Owned42.8%40.4%30.6%
Mortgage28.9%29.8%32.8%
Shared1.1%0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.7%4.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.6%6.4%8.3%
Private Rented12.6%14.6%15.4%
Other1.7%1.7%1.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.5%1.3%

Knighton Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySouth HamsDevonEngland
United Kingdom94.6%94.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.9%2.1%3.7%
Outside the EU3.1%3.3%9.4%

Knighton 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.

GradeSouth HamsDevonEngland
AB27.35%21.91%22.96%
C130.15%29.91%30.92%
C224.05%25.31%20.64%
DE18.46%22.87%25.49%


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

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