Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Statistics

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

Butterleigh Education Statistics

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

QualificationMid DevonDevonEngland
No Qualifications22.7%21.1%22.5%
Level 113.8%13.3%13.3%
Level 217.1%16.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.8%4.2%3.6%
Level 312.1%12.9%12.4%
Level 426.4%27.8%27.4%
Other4.1%4.3%5.7%

Butterleigh Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Butterleigh as a whole, is older than the national average. However, the population of Butterleigh is younger than the Devon average.

AgeMid DevonDevonEngland
Age 0 to 45.8%5%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%4.9%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.8%8.3%9.4%
Age 25 to 295%4.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4417.8%17%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.3%20.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 647.5%7.7%6%
Age 65 to 7410.9%11.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.6%7.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.8%3.4%2.3%
Mean Age42.343.739.3
Median Age444539

Butterleigh 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.

GradeMid DevonDevonEngland
AB21.08%21.91%22.96%
C127.22%29.91%30.92%
C228.47%25.31%20.64%
DE23.23%22.87%25.49%

Butterleigh Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Butterleigh 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 unemployment in Butterleigh is both lower than the average for Devon and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Butterleigh than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitMid DevonDevonEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.5%1.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.8%1.9%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)10.1%10.8%13.5%

Butterleigh Immigration Statistics

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

CountryMid DevonDevonEngland
United Kingdom95.1%94.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.3%0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.2%2.1%3.7%
Outside the EU2.4%3.3%9.4%

Butterleigh Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureMid DevonDevonEngland
Owned37.3%40.4%30.6%
Mortgage31.8%29.8%32.8%
Shared0.9%0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)8.7%4.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.9%6.4%8.3%
Private Rented14.1%14.6%15.4%
Other1.5%1.7%1.4%
Rent Free1.8%1.5%1.3%

Butterleigh General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Butterleigh. The percentage of residents in Butterleigh rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

HealthMid DevonDevonEngland
Very Good46.64%46.10%47.17%
Good35.44%34.70%34.22%
Fair13.37%14.00%13.12%
Bad3.58%4.04%4.25%
Very Bad0.96%1.16%1.25%


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

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