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

Lower Ashton General Health Statistics

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

HealthTeignbridgeDevonEngland
Very Good44.94%46.10%47.17%
Good34.89%34.70%34.22%
Fair14.68%14.00%13.12%
Bad4.24%4.04%4.25%
Very Bad1.25%1.16%1.25%

Lower Ashton 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.

GradeTeignbridgeDevonEngland
AB22.78%21.91%22.96%
C130.69%29.91%30.92%
C224.36%25.31%20.64%
DE22.16%22.87%25.49%

Lower Ashton Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Lower Ashton 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Lower Ashton than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitTeignbridgeDevonEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.7%1.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.3%10.8%13.5%

Lower Ashton Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeTeignbridgeDevonEngland
Age 0 to 44.8%5%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.9%4.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%5.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.7%8.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.4%4.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4416.9%17%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.7%20.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 648%7.7%6%
Age 65 to 7411.9%11.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.8%7.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.7%3.4%2.3%
Mean Age44.643.739.3
Median Age474539

Lower Ashton Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Lower Ashton and are from the UK Census of 2011.

QualificationTeignbridgeDevonEngland
No Qualifications21.5%21.1%22.5%
Level 113.5%13.3%13.3%
Level 216.6%16.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.5%4.2%3.6%
Level 311.8%12.9%12.4%
Level 428%27.8%27.4%
Other4.2%4.3%5.7%

Lower Ashton Immigration Statistics

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

CountryTeignbridgeDevonEngland
United Kingdom95.3%94.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.7%2.1%3.7%
Outside the EU2.6%3.3%9.4%

Lower Ashton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureTeignbridgeDevonEngland
Owned40.8%40.4%30.6%
Mortgage32.7%29.8%32.8%
Shared0.9%0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.2%4.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.7%6.4%8.3%
Private Rented13.9%14.6%15.4%
Other1.5%1.7%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.5%1.3%


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

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