Devon Town Focus

Exmouth

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Exmouth has a wide and varied range of architecture, ranging from small cob cottages in parts of the town that were once villages and are now incorporated into it, such as Withycombe, to the many Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian town houses. The seafront has a traditional promenade.

The RNLI has a lifeboat station at Exmouth with a Trent Class All Weather Lifeboat (ALB) named Forward Birmingham and "D" Class Inshore Lifeboat (ILB).

The majority of buildings in Exmouth were constructed during the Victorian era with the arrival of the railway. The area to the west of Exeter Road is land that was reclaimed by the railway, Exeter Road originally being part of the seafront. The houses in the colony were mainly constructed for the workers of the railway.

In addition to its substantial summer tourist trade, Exmouth serves as a regional centre for leisure industries, particularly water sports such as sailing and wind-surfing, and outdoor activities such as bird-watching and walking. The Exe estuary is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and is noted in particular for its wading and migrating birds. A large part of the estuary lies within a nature reserve. Exmouth marks the western end of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, which stretches eastwards along the coast to Poole, in Dorset; the South West Coast Path allows for walking along this coast. The town is also at the western end of the East Devon Way path that leads to Lyme Regis.

Exmouth serves as a commuter town for Exeter, to which it has good public transport links by train and bus. Commuters by car mainly using a very crowded A376 to get to Exeter from the Northern part of the town.

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Key Stats

  • The population of the Exmouth Devon Town area for 2009 is 47950
  • In the last 10 years, the population has increased by 5.41%
  • Claimant counts for November 2008 were approximately 250 people
  • Job Seekers Allowance for the area reached 0.88% of the working age population in November 2008
  • District claimant count figures for 2008 showed a claimant count of 1.22% of the working age population
  • The Average income in 2008 for the Exmouth Devon Town area is £31795.75 per household
  • Average house price for the area in 2007 was recorded as £236,684.61
  • There were 489 year 11 pupils in this area in 2007
  • 58.08% of year 11 pupils attained 5 A*-C grades at GCSE in 2007
  • There are 483 year 6 pupils throughout the Exmouth Devon Town area in 2007
  • 83.2% of pupils attained KS2 Level 4+ in 2007
  • For statistical profiles of the Exmouth please click here