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

Brendon Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Brendon 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.

BenefitTorridgeDevonEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.3%1.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.2%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)13.2%10.8%13.5%

Brendon Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeTorridgeDevonEngland
Age 0 to 44.9%5%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.8%4.9%5.6%
Age 10 to145.5%5.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.7%8.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.1%4.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4416.5%17%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.6%20.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 648.7%7.7%6%
Age 65 to 7412.8%11.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.6%7.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over3%3.4%2.3%
Mean Age44.643.739.3
Median Age474539

Brendon General Health Statistics

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

HealthTorridgeDevonEngland
Very Good43.53%46.10%47.17%
Good34.84%34.70%34.22%
Fair15.42%14.00%13.12%
Bad4.90%4.04%4.25%
Very Bad1.31%1.16%1.25%

Brendon Immigration Statistics

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

CountryTorridgeDevonEngland
United Kingdom96.6%94.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries1.3%2.1%3.7%
Outside the EU1.9%3.3%9.4%

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

GradeTorridgeDevonEngland
AB15.18%21.91%22.96%
C125.04%29.91%30.92%
C232.82%25.31%20.64%
DE26.96%22.87%25.49%

Brendon Education Statistics

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

QualificationTorridgeDevonEngland
No Qualifications25.4%21.1%22.5%
Level 114.3%13.3%13.3%
Level 217.5%16.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship4.9%4.2%3.6%
Level 312.1%12.9%12.4%
Level 421.7%27.8%27.4%
Other4.2%4.3%5.7%

Brendon Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureTorridgeDevonEngland
Owned42.9%40.4%30.6%
Mortgage28.6%29.8%32.8%
Shared0.7%0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.9%4.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.1%6.4%8.3%
Private Rented15.3%14.6%15.4%
Other1.7%1.7%1.4%
Rent Free1.9%1.5%1.3%


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

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