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Exeter (EX12)

The EX12 postcode area is located in the Exeter postcode town region, within the county of Devon, and contains a total of 566 individual postcodes.

There are 15 electoral wards in the EX12 postcode area, including Axminster, Barnstaple, Beaworthy, Bideford, Braunton, Bude, Budleigh Salterton, Chulmleigh, Colyton, Crediton, Cullompton, Dawlish, Exeter, Exmouth, Holsworthy, Honiton, Ilfracombe, Lynmouth, Lynton, North Tawton, Okehampton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton, Sidmouth, South Molton, Tiverton, Torrington, Umberleigh, Winkleigh, Woolacombe which come under the local authority of the East Devon Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 23% of people in EX12 are classed as having an AB social grade, (i.e. 'white-collar' middle-upper class), compared to 27% across the UK.

This does not mean that the people of EX12 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The EX12 postcode is located in the Exeter district in Devon, England. It covers areas around the villages of Colyford, Colyton, Musbury, Salcombe Regis, Seaton, Shute, and Uplyme as well as the town of Axminster.

EX12 is predominantly a rural area, with the main centres of population being in the town of Axminster and the village of Colyton. It has a population of over 10,000 and covers an area of 86.5 square miles.

The main roads in and around EX12 are the A30, the A35, the A358 and the A3052. There are also several bus routes operating in the area.

The nearest railway station to EX12 is Axminster, on the West of England Main Line, connecting London Paddington and Exeter St David's. There are also several branch lines connecting to Exeter St David's, including the Exe Valley Line and the Avocet Line which travels to Exmouth.

The local businesses and services in EX12 include a variety of shops in Colyton and Axminster, a public library in Axminster, a leisure centre in Seaton, and several hotels, pubs and restaurants. There are active football and cricket clubs in the area, while Axminster and Uplyme boast their own golf courses.

The local environment of EX12 is predominantly rural, with open heathland, farmland, meadows and marshes making up most of the landscape. Nearby, there is a wealth of wildlife, including Otters, Red Deer, Herons, Kingfishers and Barn Owls. There are also over 20 Sites of Special Scientific Interest near EX12, including Chard Reservoir, Budleigh Salterton sand cliffs and the Seaton Jurassic Coast.

Memorable attractions in the area include a reconstructed Iron Age village at Seaton, a toy museum in Axminster and a farm shop in Uplyme. EX12 is also only a short drive away from Exeter Cathedral, the Jurassic Coast, Lyme Regis and the town of Beer.

Postcode Disclaimer notice



  • 93%WORKING

7% of people in EX12 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 23%AB
  • 56%C2/C2
  • 21%DE

According to census records, 23% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 96%WHITE

96% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.



The county of Devon

EX12 is located in the county of Devon, in England.

Devon has a total population of 1,177,900, making it the 11th largest county in the UK.

Devon has a total area of 2589 square miles, and a population density of 175 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

Devon Postal Town Map
Outward CodeEX12
Postal TownExeter
MSOA NameEast Devon 010
LSOA NameEast Devon 010E
Local AuthorityEast Devon
Area ClassificationLargely Rural (rural including hub towns 50-79%)

EX12 Electoral Wards

The postal region of EX12, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Road Green
St Dympna's
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