Socio-economic statistics for Southway, Devon

Socio-economic statistics for Southway, Devon
Socio-economic statistics for Southway, Devon

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

Southway Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Southway has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Southway 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

TenurePlymouthEngland
Owned27.2%30.6%
Mortgage31.5%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)8.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.7%8.3%
Private Rented17.8%15.4%
Other2.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

Southway 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. Southway is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

How grim is your Postcode?

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Southway 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.

BenefitPlymouthDevonEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)3%1.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)16.3%10.8%13.5%

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

Southway Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgePlymouthEngland
Age 0 to 46%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.6%
Age 10 to145.3%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%
Age 18 to 2412.9%9.4%
Age 25 to 297.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419%20.6%
Age 45 to 5918.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.9%6%
Age 65 to 748.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.3%
Mean Age3939.3
Median Age3839

Southway Immigration Statistics

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

CountryPlymouthEngland
United Kingdom92.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries3%3.7%
Outside the EU3.7%9.4%

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

GradePlymouthEngland
AB15.81%22.96%
C133.02%30.92%
C222.93%20.64%
DE28.25%25.49%

Southway General Health Statistics

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

HealthPlymouthEngland
Very Good46.02%47.17%
Good33.53%34.22%
Fair13.95%13.12%
Bad5.08%4.25%
Very Bad1.44%1.25%

Southway Education Statistics

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

QualificationPlymouthEngland
No Qualifications22.3%22.5%
Level 113.5%13.3%
Level 216.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship5.2%3.6%
Level 316.6%12.4%
Level 421.5%27.4%
Other4.3%5.7%

What is the population of Southway and Plymouth?

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

WardPopulation
Budshead12995
Compton12542
Devonport16743
Drake11206
Efford and Lipson14093
Eggbuckland12863
Ham14121
Honicknowle13980
Moor View12758
Peverell13854
Plympton Chaddlewood8105
Plympton Erle8687
Plympton St Mary12404
Plymstock Dunstone12331
Plymstock Radford13469
Southway13645
St Budeaux13308
St Peter and the Waterfront17883
Stoke13664
Sutton and Mount Gould14188
Plymouth Total262839



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


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