Information about South Hams

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South Hams Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of South Hams is 88,628 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in South Hams is 45,970, and the female population is 42,657. 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 83,481, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 2,358. 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 Christian (42,008), followed by No religion (39,029), 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 (20,843), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (13,180). 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 South Hams area mentioned they are Retired (23,739), while 19,002 adults mentioned they are Employee: Full-time.


Regarding education, 29,878 adults have Level 3 education, while 10,121 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the South Hams area are

  • Professional occupations (8286)
  • Managers, directors and senior officials (6738), and
  • Skilled trades occupations (6131)


The average age of people living in South Hams is 48 years old. The top three age distributions are: Between 55 to 64 (14507), Between 65 to 74 (13500), and Below 14 (12730). 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 South Hams has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (17,357) followed by Small employers and own account workers (13,447), and Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations (11,430). 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)

Map of South Hams

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Population of South Hams over the years

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Postcodes in South Hams

The postcode district PL, TQ are associated with the South Hams, and there are total 14 postcode areas (listed below). The South Hams has a total of 4276 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of South Hams
AreaSouth Hams

Allington & Strete

Bickleigh & Cornwood


Dartington & Staverton

Dartmouth & East Dart

Ermington & Ugborough

Ivybridge East

Ivybridge West


Loddiswell & Aveton Gifford

Marldon & Littlehempston

Newton & Yealmpton

Salcombe & Thurlestone

South Brent



Wembury & Brixton

West Dart


RegionSouth West