Socio-economic statistics for Shallowford, Devon

Socio-economic statistics for Shallowford, Devon
Socio-economic statistics for Shallowford, Devon

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

Shallowford 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. Shallowford has 20% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeNorth DevonEngland

Shallowford General Health Statistics

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

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HealthNorth DevonEngland
Very Good46.38%47.17%
Very Bad1.27%1.25%

Shallowford Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureNorth DevonEngland
Social Rented (Council)2.4%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8.4%8.3%
Private Rented15.9%15.4%
Rent Free1.7%1.3%

Shallowford Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeNorth DevonEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.1%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.7%6%
Age 65 to 7411.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.2%2.3%
Mean Age43.339.3
Median Age4539

Shallowford 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.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Shallowford 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 Shallowford than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitNorth DevonDevonEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.6%1.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.3%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)11.9%10.8%13.5%

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

Shallowford Immigration Statistics

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

CountryNorth DevonEngland
United Kingdom95.5%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.8%3.7%
Outside the EU2.4%9.4%

Shallowford Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Shallowford and are from the UK Census of 2011. Shallowford has a high level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.

QualificationNorth DevonEngland
No Qualifications24.1%22.5%
Level 114.4%13.3%
Level 217.2%15.2%
Level 312.4%12.4%
Level 422.9%27.4%

What is the population of Shallowford and North Devon?

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

Barnstaple Central2772
Barnstaple with Pilton8069
Barnstaple with Westacott7590
Bishop's Nympton2249
Bratton Fleming2391
Braunton East4893
Braunton West & Georgeham4729
Combe Martin2619
Heanton Punchardon3045
Ilfracombe East6912
Ilfracombe West4406
Lynton & Lynmouth2039
North Molton2302
South Molton5892
North Devon Total98170

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

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