Information about Exeter

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Exeter Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Exeter is 130,707 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Exeter is 67,044, and the female population is 63,665. In England, the male population is 28,833,712 and the female population is 27,656,336, according to the 2021 census.

Ethnicity & Religion

According to the latest 2021 census, The main ethnicity of the people in the immediate area is White: English, with a total of 108,095, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 8,783. As compared to the population in England, the main ethnicities were White: English(41,540,791) followed by Asian: Indian(1,843,248) and Asian: Pakistani(1,570,285). In terms of religion, most people mentioned No religion (63,385), followed by Christian (52,221), whereas, in England, the main religion was Christian(26,167,899), Muslim(3,801,186), and Hindu(1,020,533). While 20,715,664 mentioned 'No Religion' and 3,400,548 did not answer


As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (26,181), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (17,439). While in England, 11,349,743 households are not deprived in any dimension, and 7,842,690 households are deprived in one dimension.

Economic Status

Most people in the Exeter area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (34,661), while 20,560 adults mentioned they are Retired.


Regarding education, 38,612 adults have Level 3 education, while 12,730 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Exeter area are

  • Professional occupations (14748)
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (7326), and
  • Elementary occupations (6555)


The average age of people living in Exeter is 39 years old. The top three age distributions are: Between 15 to 24 (28115), Below 14 (18203), and Between 25 to 34 (17990). The median age in England and Wales was 40 years as per the 2021 census.


The NS-SEC defines and measures social class and is considered a reliable indicator of a person's class status. As per the 2021 census, most of the population in Exeter has Full-time students (22,322) followed by Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (20,298), and Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations (13,777). In England, Most of the population(9,172,372) have Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations, followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations(6,092,791)

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Population of Exeter over the years

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Postcodes in Exeter

The postcode district EX are associated with the Exeter, and there are total 4 postcode areas (listed below). The Exeter has a total of 4529 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Exeter


Duryard and St James



Mincinglake and Whipton

Newtown and St Leonard's




St David's

St Loyes

St Thomas


RegionSouth West