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

Topsham Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Topsham 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. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Topsham 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%

Topsham Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Topsham as a whole, is younger than the national average. However, population of Topsham 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

Topsham 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%

Topsham General Health Statistics

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

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%

Topsham Immigration Statistics

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

Topsham Education Statistics

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

Topsham Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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


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

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