It’s called Knowing East Devon and is full of statistical information relating to East Devon and its population.

One of the statistics relates to East Devon being the second highest district in Devon for the number of holiday homes.

Page 171 has some really interesting information about rates of employment and our young people.  The report states:  “The proportion of the working age population who are in long-term unemployment in East Devon is very low, with the district ranking in the bottom 20% of districts nationally. In East Devon, 18.96% of people who are unemployed have been claiming job seekers allowance
for at least 12 months, compared with 25.92% in Exeter and 26.59% nationally.”

“The unemployment rate for 16-24 yr olds is 2.7% which is very low by national standards and Devon standards with East Devon having the second lowest rate of all the Devon districts with just Exeter in front with 2.4%.”

“The workforce in East Devon shows a good level of education with a mix of academic and vocational skills. The proportion of the working age resident population with no qualifications in East Devon is very low, with the area ranking in the bottom 30% of districts nationally. In 2011, 7% of the working age population had no qualifications, compared with 9% in Exeter and 11% nationally.¹?

“The proportion of 15 year olds achieving 5 or more GCSE’s at grades A*-G in East Devon in 2011 was 96.5% with the area ranking in the top 20% of districts nationally.²? The proportion of 15 years olds achieving 5 or more GCSE’s at grades A*-C including English and Maths in East Devon in 2011 was 64.5 % with the area ranking in the top 10% of districts nationally.”

The link to the cabinet papers for Wednesday 3 April, is here and the report starts on page 151 – http://www.eastdevon.gov.uk/cabinet_agenda_combined_030413_public_version.pdf