1. Plymouth currently has an employment rate of 74.6 per cent (aged 16 to 64). (December 2017)
2.5.7 per cent of 16 and 17 year olds are currently not in employment, education or training compared to 6 per cent nationally.
3. Plymouth’s average weekly pay is £509.20 compared to £527 across the South West.
4. In Plymouth there are 7,100 jobs in marine manufacturing, these jobs account for 21 per cent of the UK’s marine manufacturing capacity. Plymouth accounts for 9.16 per cent of England’s entire Marine Industry.
5. HM Naval Base Devonport (HMNB) is the largest Naval Base in Western Europe and is of vital importance to the UK’s defence capability.
6. The fishing industry brings over £12m in Gross Value Added (GVA) to Plymouth and lands 13.2 per cent of England’s total fish catch each year putting Plymouth in the top 3 fishing ports in England.
7. Devonport plays a vital role in the Plymouth and wider regional economy directly supporting 10.1 per cent of Plymouth’s total Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) employment and 14.1 per cent of its economic output. (Gross Value Added, GVA 2017)
1.22 per cent of residents (adults) volunteer at least once per month.
2.52.7 per cent of Plymouth residents feel that people from different backgrounds get on well together in their local area.
3. Plymouth is within the 30 per cent most deprived local authority districts in England, one area (found in the St Peter and the Waterfront ward) falls within the most deprived 1 per cent in England while eight fall within the most deprived 3 per cent, affecting around 12,900 people locally.
4.17.8 per cent of Plymouth adults are over indebted compared to 15.8 per cent nationally.
5. Levels of crime in Plymouth remain relatively low at 67.3 crimes per 1,000 resident population compared to similar areas at 79.63 per 1,000 residents.
1. Four lifestyle behaviours (poor diet, lack of exercise, tobacco use, and excess alcohol consumption) are risk factors for four diseases (coronary heart disease, stroke, cancers, and respiratory problems) which together account for 54 per cent of deaths in Plymouth.
2. Healthy life expectancy at birth is 60.7 years for males and 57.8 years for females.
3. Around 850 children in Plymouth (16 and under) have teeth removed under anaesthetic, the rate of dental extractions is over three times higher in the most deprived areas in the city compared to the least deprived.
4.20.6 per cent of Plymouth adults smoke compared to an England average of 16.9 per cent. (Tobacco Control Needs Assessment for Plymouth 2017, Public Health, Plymouth City Council, 2017)
5. Around 12,000 Plymouth residents over 65 are estimated to have a long-term limiting illness where their day-to-day activities are limited a lot.
6. There are estimated to be around 27,250 carers in Plymouth, approximately 840 of these will be young people aged 18 and under.
1. Over 40 per cent of the city is designated as green space, and is surrounded by 3 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs), a European Marine Site, a Marine Conservation Zone and Dartmoor National Park.
2.32 per cent of Plymouth’s waste is sent for reuse, recycling and composting.
3. Currently within Plymouth there are nearly 1,440 hectares of accessible green space.
4. Plymouth has 10 Local Nature Reserves covering over 250 hectares, over 40 wildflower meadows covering 100 hectares, 9 Special Sites of Scientific Interest and 28 County Wildlife Sites.
DATA Play 9 kicked off to a great start, once again helped by the great venue provided by the STEM Hub at City College. There was a great buzz in the room and it was great to see lots of new faces getting to know each other and discussing ideas.