If you are thinking of moving to Plym 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 Plym to figures for Devon and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Plym is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Plym General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Plym. The percentage of residents in Plym rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Plym rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Plym is generally worse than in the average person in England.
Plym Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Plym has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Plym is an economically deprived area.Since all home ownership is lower than the national average and all rented accommodation levels are higher than the national average, this also suggests an area of economic deprivation
|Social Rented (Council)||8.6%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||10.7%||8.3%|
Plym Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Plym 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.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||3%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||3%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||16.3%||13.5%|
Plym Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Plym as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Plym is also older than the average, making Plym a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||6%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.3%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.5%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||12.9%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||7.4%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||19%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||18.7%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||5.9%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||8.6%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||5.5%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.2%||2.3%|
Plym Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Plym are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Plym 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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.4%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||3%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||3.7%||9.4%|
Plym 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. Plym has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
Plym Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Plym and are from the UK Census of 2011.
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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