Area Information for Merton, Okehampton, EX20 3DW

This postcode in Merton is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Shebbear & Langtree ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Torridge and West Devon. This page combines information for the address Merton, Okehampton, EX20 3DW, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of EX20 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for EX20 3DW.

Basic Information

Area Type Village
Local Authority Torridge
Ward Shebbear & Langtree
Constituency Torridge and West Devon
Region South West
Country England


Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Merton, Okehampton, EX20 3DW:

Merton, Okehampton, EX20 3DH
Merton, Okehampton, EX20 3DX
Merton, Okehampton, EX20 3DJ
Merton, Okehampton, EX20 3DQ
Merton, Okehampton, EX20 3DN
Merton, Okehampton, EX20 3DL

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about EX20 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Merton, Okehampton, EX20 3DW is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

We have found one property sale in EX20 3DW since the beginning of 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.


Housing Types Embed This

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 77
Semi-Detached 57
Terraced 28
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 4
Total 166
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Merton, Okehampton contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 40% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 45
Owned with Mortgage 28
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 10
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 57
Rented: Other 6
Rent Free 11
Total 157

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 51
Two People 58
Three People 20
Four People 20
Five People 7
Six People 0
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 157

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 15
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 19
C2 - Skilled manual workers 47
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 32
Total 113

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Torridge and West Devon constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 52% male.

Gender
Male 180
Female 169
Total 349

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 7
5-7 9
8-9 8
10-14 17
15 6
16-17 11
18-19 10
20-24 18
25-29 3
30-44 47
45-59 108
60-64 37
65-74 40
75-84 24
85-89 4
90+ 0
Total 349

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode EX20 3DW does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 71
Married 169
Divorced 30
Separated 8
Widowed 24
Same Sex 0
Total 302

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Health
Very Good 163
Good 116
Fair 48
Bad 18
Very Bad 4
Total 349

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 57
Apprenticeship 9
2+ A Levels 34
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 57
1-4 GCSEs 51
No GCSEs 79
Other 15
Total 302

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Merton, Okehampton) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 99% so.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 345
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Total 349

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 333
Wales 3
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 1
Other 8
Total 349

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to EX20 3DW

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 270
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 8
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 77

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Religion
Christian 250
No Religion 72
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 26
Total 349

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Shebbear & Langtree ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 20% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 80
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 40
Self Employed 55
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 19
Retired 45
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 16
Other 4
Total 274

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 33
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 17
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 12
RetailInc. Wholesale 23
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 18
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 12
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 17
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 181

Merton, Okehampton, EX20 3DW is within the Torrington Rural policing neighbourhood, under the Devon & Cornwall Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near EX20 3DW
Neighbourhood Team Address Torrington Rural
Devon & Cornwall Police
North & East Devon B C U
Northern Sectors Headquarters
North Walk
EX31 1DU
Force Website: http://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

Key: Railway Stations Railway Station Hospitals Hospital GP Practices GP Dentists Dentist Opticians Optician Primary School Primary School Secondary School Secondary School

Below are the details of the closest services to Merton. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for EX20 3DW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 7 closest railway stations to Merton, Okehampton, EX20 3DW. The nearest railway station is Portsmouth Arms, approximately 7.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Portsmouth Arms 7.5 miles
Umberleigh 8.1 miles
Chapelton (Devon) 8.3 miles
Kings Nympton 8.8 miles
Eggesford 11 miles
Sampford Courtenay 12 miles
Barnstaple 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Merton, Okehampton, EX20 3DW. The nearest is The Clinton Church of England Primary School, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 1 closest secondary schools to Merton, Okehampton, EX20 3DW. The nearest is Great Torrington School, approximately 3.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Great Torrington School 3.6 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 6 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Merton, Okehampton, EX20 3DW. The nearest is Castle Gardens Surgery, approximately 3.5 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Castle Gardens Surgery 3.5 miles
TORRINGTON HEALTH CENTRE 3.5 miles
Hatherleigh Medical Centre 6.1 miles
Old Stable Surgery 6.3 miles
Black Torrington Surgery 6.4 miles
Winkleigh Surgery 7.7 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 2 closest dentists to Merton, Okehampton, EX20 3DW. The nearest is mydentist, Castle Hill, Great Torrington, approximately 3.5 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
mydentist, Castle Hill, Great Torrington 3.5 miles
Torrington Dental Practice 3.6 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 1 closest hospitals to Merton, Okehampton, EX20 3DW. The nearest is Torrington Hospital, approximately 3.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Torrington Hospital 3.6 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 1 closest opticians to Merton, Okehampton, EX20 3DW. The nearest is A & J Opticians, approximately 3.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
A & J Opticians 3.6 miles

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.


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