Jointly with the South East, the South West had the smallest proportion of "socially rented local authority" households (6%).
The South West had the highest proportion (35%) of households in England that owned their homes outright.
The South West had the highest proportion of people in England declaring their ethnicity as 'White' (at 95%) a 2% decrease since 2001, and smallest of all the regions.
The region had the lowest proportions of 'Pakistani', 'Bangladeshi' and 'Chinese' residents (all less than 1%).
In the South West there was a 12% decrease in the proportion of people who stated their religious affiliation as 'Christian', as with most regions of England and Wales between 2001 and 2011.
In 2011, 60% of residents in this region were Christian.
The South West had the lowest proportion of Muslims (1%) in England and Wales, the lowest proportion of Sikhs (0.1%), and the highest proportion of Buddhists (0.4%) in England and Wales.
In 2011 there were 405,000 foreign-born residents in the South West, 8% of the usual resident population.
In the South West 21% of people aged 16 or over had no recognised qualification – 6% lower than the proportion with a qualification of degree level or above.
The region had 18% of people whose activities were limited by a long-term health problem or disability. It also had 11% of its people providing unpaid care for someone with an illness or disability.