Socio-economic statistics for North Tawton, Devon

Socio-economic statistics for North Tawton, Devon
Socio-economic statistics for North Tawton, Devon

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

North Tawton 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.

GradeWest DevonEngland

North Tawton Age Distribution Statistics

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

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AgeWest DevonEngland
Age 0 to 44.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.6%
Age 10 to145.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.4%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4416.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5922.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 648.4%6%
Age 65 to 7412.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.4%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.3%2.3%
Mean Age44.639.3
Median Age4739

North Tawton 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. North Tawton is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in North Tawton 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 North Tawton 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 North Tawton than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitWest DevonDevonEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.5%1.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.9%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.5%10.8%13.5%

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

North Tawton Immigration Statistics

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

CountryWest DevonEngland
United Kingdom95.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.7%3.7%
Outside the EU2.7%9.4%

North Tawton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureWest DevonEngland
Social Rented (Council)2.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.9%8.3%
Private Rented13.3%15.4%
Rent Free1.7%1.3%

North Tawton General Health Statistics

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

HealthWest DevonEngland
Very Good45.85%47.17%
Very Bad1.18%1.25%

North Tawton Education Statistics

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

QualificationWest DevonEngland
No Qualifications20.3%22.5%
Level 112.9%13.3%
Level 216.8%15.2%
Level 311.9%12.4%
Level 430%27.4%

What is the population of North Tawton and West Devon?

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

Bere Ferrers3504
Buckland Monachorum3802
Mary Tavy1509
Milton Ford1836
Okehampton North5492
Okehampton South3980
South Tawton1907
Tavistock North5363
Tavistock South East3937
Tavistock South West3327
West Devon Total56139

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

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