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Population estimates and projections

Population estimates

2011 Census - Total population for district councils

The population data shown below come from two sources.

The Registrar General's Mid Year Estimates are produced annually by the Office for National Statistics and provide population figures for various age bands at a local authority level.

The Patient and Practitioner Services Agency (PPSA) data is updated annually and are the only source of parish and ward data between censuses.  Their precise accuracy are unknown and the only data available for comparison are the Registrar General's data, which are themselves estimates.

Registrar General's Mid Year Estimates

Total population
Devon and districts 1995-2000 2001-2011

Population by age - 2010
East DevonExeter
Mid DevonNorth Devon
PlymouthSouth Hams
TorridgeWest Devon
Devon County CouncilCounty of Devon

PPSA data (Previously FHSA)

Population by age - 2012
Devon & districts
East Devonparishesorwards
Mid Devonparishesorwards
North Devonparishesorwards
South Hamsparishesorwards
West Devonparishesorwards

Population by age - Devon towns - 2012

The County of Devon has been divided into 29 "Devon Town" areas and in order to identify these analysis has been completed looking at Local Travel Plans, shopping catchment areas, Learning Community catchment areas, Market and Coastal Town Initiative areas, parishes and taking in to account other relevant factors.  The main factor that decides a town's hinterland is provision of services - the place that the hinterland looks to in order to provide the things it needs to survive.  More information (36KB - pdf help)

Ashburton/Buckfastleigh Axminster
Barnstaple Bideford/Northam
Braunton Crediton
Cullompton Dartmouth
Dawlish Exeter
Exmouth Great Torrington
Holsworthy Honiton
Ilfracombe Ivybridge
Kingsbridge Lynton/Lynmouth
Moretonhampstead Newton Abbot
Okehampton Ottery St Mary
Seaton Sidmouth
South Molton Tavistock
Teignmouth Tiverton

You can find a profile on each Devon Town area here.

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