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Exeter (EX2)

The EX2 postcode area is located in the Exeter postcode town region, within the county of Devon, and contains a total of 1775 individual postcodes.

There are 25 electoral wards in the EX2 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 Exeter Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 25% of people in EX2 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 EX2 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.



  • 89%WORKING

11% of people in EX2 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 25%AB
  • 53%C2/C2
  • 22%DE

According to census records, 25% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 91%WHITE

91% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.



The county of Devon

EX2 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 CodeEX2
Postal TownExeter
MSOA NameExeter 008
LSOA NameExeter 008C
Local AuthorityExeter
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

EX2 Electoral Wards

The postal region of EX2, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Clyst St Mary
Countess Wear
Exeter Canal
Lower Wear
Sandy Gate
Shillingford Abbot
Shillingford St George
St Thomas
Browse Postcodes in EX2

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Click on an outward postal code below for more information about the area. Each 'outward' postcode give you a comprehensive list of all postcodes within the outward code area (EX) and estimated address.

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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Exeter Chiefs' long-serving Welsh back Phil Dollman signs a short-term deal to see out the 2019-20 season.

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Council's development company 3 Rivers "a haemorrhage" to taxpayer funds

The company has become synonymous with a controversial site behind Tiverton Town Hall

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Slave trader square was only renamed relatively recently

The controversial seafaring legend and slave trader was deemed a suitable namesake according to a simple council document

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'Christmas is cancelled' - Devon pantos under threat

"It's not just Santa that makes Christmas" - One panto has already been scrapped

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Discrimination by Postcode

Discrimination by Postcode

You really couldn't make it up, could you? Some of the country's most vulnerable people are missing out on their weekly £25 Cold Weather Payment, just because the system that's in operation is discriminating against them because payments are based on postcode, rather than geographic location.

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