Socio-economic statistics for Pennsylvania, Devon

Socio-economic statistics for Pennsylvania, Devon
Socio-economic statistics for Pennsylvania, Devon

Socio-economic statistics for Pennsylvania, Devon

Statistics

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

Pennsylvania 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.

GradeExeterDevonEngland
AB22.44%21.91%22.96%
C134.80%29.91%30.92%
C219.24%25.31%20.64%
DE23.53%22.87%25.49%

Pennsylvania General Health Statistics

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

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HealthExeterDevonEngland
Very Good49.91%46.10%47.17%
Good33.37%34.70%34.22%
Fair11.95%14.00%13.12%
Bad3.68%4.04%4.25%
Very Bad1.10%1.16%1.25%

Pennsylvania Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Pennsylvania has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Pennsylvania is an economically deprived area.

TenureExeterDevonEngland
Owned30.1%40.4%30.6%
Mortgage29.7%29.8%32.8%
Shared1%0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)9.7%4.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.3%6.4%8.3%
Private Rented19.6%14.6%15.4%
Other1.4%1.7%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.5%1.3%

Pennsylvania Immigration Statistics

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

CountryExeterDevonEngland
United Kingdom88.9%94.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.6%2.1%3.7%
Outside the EU7%3.3%9.4%

Pennsylvania Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Pennsylvania as a whole, is younger than the national average. However, population of Pennsylvania is older than the Devon average.

AgeExeterDevonEngland
Age 0 to 45.7%5%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.7%4.9%5.6%
Age 10 to144.5%5.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 172.9%3.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 2417.1%8.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 297.7%4.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.5%17%20.6%
Age 45 to 5917.1%20.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.2%7.7%6%
Age 65 to 747.4%11.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.5%7.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%3.4%2.3%
Mean Age38.143.739.3
Median Age354539

Pennsylvania Education Statistics

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

QualificationExeterDevonEngland
No Qualifications18.3%21.1%22.5%
Level 112.6%13.3%13.3%
Level 214.1%16.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.2%4.2%3.6%
Level 318.2%12.9%12.4%
Level 428.6%27.8%27.4%
Other5%4.3%5.7%

Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Pennsylvania than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitExeterDevonEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2%1.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.2%10.8%13.5%

Pennsylvania rates 3/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019



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

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