Protected Characteristics – Facts and Figures

Figures are for Devon CC population area. Unless otherwise stated, figures are from the ONS 2011 Census – Office for National Statistics. © Crown copyright. Published under the Open Government Licence.

Age

 Total% %
Aged under 1 year6,8000.86
Aged 1 – 4 years30,5003.84
Aged 5 – 9 years43,0005.41
Aged 10 – 14 years41,8005.2615.35
Aged 15 – 19 years41,7005.24
Aged 20 – 24 years44,1005.55
Aged 25 – 29 years44,2005.56
Aged 30 – 34 years40,9005.1421.49
Aged 35 – 39 years41,7005.24
Aged 40 – 44 years40,7005.12
Aged 45 – 49 years51,5006.48
Aged 50 – 54 years58,0007.2924.13
Aged 55 – 59 years57,0007.17
Aged 60 – 64 years53,1006.68
Aged 65 – 69 years53,9006.78
Aged 70 – 74 years54,8006.8927.52
Aged 75 – 79 years36,5004.59
Aged 80 – 84 years26,7003.36
Aged 85 and over28,3003.5618.40
795,200

[ONS Mid Year Estimate 2018: Find out more]

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Disability

One in five (20%) people are disabled.
8.6% say their day to day activities are limited a lot.
10.9% say their day to day activities are limited a little.

Carers:
88.6% of people do not provide unpaid care.
7.6% provide 1 to 19 hours a week of unpaid care.
1.3% provide 20 to 49 hours a week of unpaid care.
2.5% provide 50 or more hours a week of unpaid care.

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Race/ethnicity

94.9% White British.
2.5% White Other.
2.6% Black, Asian, or other ethnic minority.

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Languages spoken in Devon

Migration data

 

 

Religion and belief

61.5% Christian.
28.5% No religion or belief.
8.4% not stated.
1.6% Other religions including Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus and Jews.

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Sex and Gender Identity

48.6% Male.
51.4% Female.

The Gender Identity Research and Education Service (GIRES) estimate around 1% of the population has some form of gender variance and about 0.2% may undergo gender reassignment.

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Sexual orientation

It’s thought between 6 and 10% of the population identify as lesbian or gay.

The number of same-sex couples recorded as living together in the UK rose by more than 50% in the three years to 2018. The Office for National Statistics says there were 232,000 in 2018, compared with 152,000 in 2015. More than a quarter of them were married. The figures also reveal one in four 20- to 34-year-olds – 3.4 million in total – was living with their parents. And opposite-sex couples “increasingly choose to live together before, or without, getting married”. Source: BBC

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