Census 2021

The 2021 Census of Population for England and Wales reflects the population of England and Wales as at 21st March 2021 (Census Day).

East Devon is estimated to have a total population of 150,800 – an increase of 13.8% since the previous census in 2011:

  • 26,527 children aged between 0 and 16, equating to circa 17% of the population
  • 79,068 people aged between 18 and 64, equating to circa 52% of the population
  • 45,226 people aged 65 and over, reflecting around 30% of the population

This interactive article has more information on how the population of East Devon has changed in the 10 years leading up to Census 2021.

Find out how life changed for people living in East Devon, read more about changes in median age, working hours, ethnic group, religion, housing, unpaid care and more.

You can use Census maps to explore Census 2021 data down to a local authority and neighbourhood level for topics including age, country of birth, disability, ethnicity, health, gender identity, household size, languages spoken, migration, national identity, occupation, qualifications, religion, tenure, unpaid care and working hours.

Create your own profile using Census 2021 data for local areas such as a neighbourhood, ward, local authority, parliamentary constituency, or an area of interest (you can draw your own area on a map). 


You can access pre-built profiles for East Devon and/or any of our electoral wards by selecting from the list below:

East Devon


Beer and Branscombe


Budleigh and Raleigh

Clyst Valley

Coly Valley


Exe Valley

Exmouth Brixington

Exmouth Littleham

Exmouth Town

Exmouth Withycombe Raleigh


Honiton St. Michael's

Honiton St. Paul's


Newton Poppleford and Harpford

Ottery St Mary


Sidmouth Rural

Sidmouth Sidford

Sidmouth Town

Tale Vale


West Hill and Aylesbeare

Whimple and Rockbeare

Woodbury and Lympstone


Census 2011

The census 2011 data is also still available for comparisons and our East Devon Census 2011 Headline report brings together the main demographic data giving a picture of East Devon and its people.

You can view a selection of the 2011 census data for East Devon on the Office for National Statistics website.