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

West Down Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of West Down are from the UK Census of 2011. Since West Down 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 DevonDevonEngland
United Kingdom95.5%94.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.8%2.1%3.7%
Outside the EU2.4%3.3%9.4%

West Down Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of West Down and are from the UK Census of 2011. West Down 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 DevonDevonEngland
No Qualifications24.1%21.1%22.5%
Level 114.4%13.3%13.3%
Level 217.2%16.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.7%4.2%3.6%
Level 312.4%12.9%12.4%
Level 422.9%27.8%27.4%
Other4.3%4.3%5.7%

West Down Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in West Down 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 West Down 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%

West Down General Health Statistics

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

HealthNorth DevonDevonEngland
Very Good46.38%46.10%47.17%
Good33.85%34.70%34.22%
Fair14.16%14.00%13.12%
Bad4.34%4.04%4.25%
Very Bad1.27%1.16%1.25%

West Down Age Distribution Statistics

The population of West Down as a whole, is older than the national average.

AgeNorth DevonDevonEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%5%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.1%4.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%5.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.8%3.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.3%8.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.9%4.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.3%17%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.7%20.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.7%7.7%6%
Age 65 to 7411.7%11.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.3%7.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.2%3.4%2.3%
Mean Age43.343.739.3
Median Age454539

West Down Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureNorth DevonDevonEngland
Owned39.1%40.4%30.6%
Mortgage29.4%29.8%32.8%
Shared0.7%0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.4%4.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8.4%6.4%8.3%
Private Rented15.9%14.6%15.4%
Other2.4%1.7%1.4%
Rent Free1.7%1.5%1.3%

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

GradeNorth DevonDevonEngland
AB17.71%21.91%22.96%
C127.86%29.91%30.92%
C227.83%25.31%20.64%
DE26.59%22.87%25.49%


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

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