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Exeter (EX18)

The EX18 postcode area is located in the Exeter postcode town region, within the county of Devon, and contains a total of 216 individual postcodes.

There are 33 electoral wards in the EX18 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 North Devon Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 21% of people in EX18 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 EX18 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The Ex18 postcode is a postcode district located in the Exeter District of Devon in Southwest England. It is primarily a residential area with a few commercial and retail companies. The postcode covers the areas of Tedburn St Mary, Zeal Monachorum, Okehampton Hamlets, Okehampton Camp, Drewsteignton, and many more.

Located close to the A30 road, the Ex18 postcode enjoys easy access to Exeter city centre. It is also within easy reach of a wide range of amenities and attractions, including Dartmoor National Park and the North Devon coast. The postcode is also well connected to the rest of the country via the mainline railway.

Ex18 is home to a range of properties and for the most part is made up of family homes, ranging from semi-detached properties, to detached houses, bungalows and cottages. The area offers a range of newly constructed modern homes, as well as period properties. Other property types include rental apartments and small villages.

Ex18 provides an array of local amenities from supermarkets, convenience stores, pubs, restaurants, cafes, takeaways, and retail outlets. Tedburn St Mary's Church of England Primary School is in the postcode, as are Tedburn St Mary Football Club[1], Okehampton St Luke Football Club, and Okehampton Wanderers Cricket Club.

The population of Ex18 is estimated to be 6,240, as of the 2011 Census. The age profile of the postcode is mostly young people aged 0-17, with the largest section of the population aged 16-44. The ethnic profile is primarily White British, but there is also a sizeable minority of ethnic White Europeans and a small minority of people from other racial backgrounds. The largest religion in Ex18 is Christianity, with a further small minority following other religions.

Ex18 is a desirable postcode for many and is a popular residential area in the Exeter district. It is well connected to the surrounding region, as well as the rest of the country, along with a wide range of local amenities and attractions. The postcode is also well known for its sporting and leisure facilities and the range of property types on offer.

Postcode Disclaimer notice



  • 93%WORKING

7% of people in EX18 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 21%AB
  • 59%C2/C2
  • 20%DE

According to census records, 21% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 97%WHITE

97% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.



The county of Devon

EX18 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 CodeEX18
Postal TownExeter
MSOA NameNorth Devon 014
LSOA NameNorth Devon 014B
Local AuthorityNorth Devon
Area ClassificationLargely Rural (rural including hub towns 50-79%)

EX18 Electoral Wards

The postal region of EX18, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Berner's Cross
Bridge Reeve
Colleton Mills
Eggesford Station
Hollocombe Town
Ingleigh Green
King's Nympton
Lapford Cross
Little Dart
Nymet Rowland
Odam Barton
Browse Postcodes in EX18

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Click on an 'outward' code for more information. For example, the outward postcode page 'EC2M' will give you an alphabetical list covering all postcodes located in the region, from 'EC2M 1BB' through to 'EC2M 7YA'.

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England centre Henry Slade signs a new contract with Exeter Chiefs.

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Dog walking site given go ahead by council

Dog walkers in Devon will be able to exercise their pets in a purpose-built compound.

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Courtney Lawes, Fin Smith, Finn Russell and Henry Slade are nominated for Premiership Rugby's player of the season award.

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