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

Plym General Health Statistics

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

Plym Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Plym Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Plym 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.

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

Plym Age Distribution Statistics

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

Plym Immigration Statistics

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

Plym 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. Plym 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%

Plym Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Plym 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%



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

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