20,125TOTAL POPULATION
8,511HOUSEHOLDS
4.0%UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
£31,720AVG HOUSEHOLD INCOME

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EX20 POSTCODE REGION

Exeter (EX20)

The EX20 postcode area is located in the Exeter postcode town region, within the county of Devon, and contains a total of 1127 individual postcodes.

There are 141 electoral wards in the EX20 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 West Devon Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 20% of people in EX20 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 EX20 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.


The EX20 postcode district is located within the Exeter district of South West England and includes the town of Okehampton, Bude-Stratton and surrounding areas. The postcode district was introduced in April 2016 to improve services for businesses in the area.

The postcode covers a large, primarily rural area with a population of approximately 11,817 (ONS, 2016). The majority of the area is included in West Devon District Council and is located within the Dartmoor National Park and Exmoor National Park. The postcode is bordered by the EX17 postcode to the north, the EX21 postcode to the east, the EX19 postcode to the south and the Cornwall postcode to the west.

The major roads running through the postcode are the A30, which connects Exeter to London, the A386, which connects Torquay to Plymouth, and the A382, which connects Okehampton to Exeter. There are three railway stations in the postcode, and one airport located at Okehampton.

The postcode provides access to a range of natural and recreational amenities, including the Okehampton Riding for the Disabled Centre, Hartland Abbey and Gardens, and the North Devon Coast Path. There are a number of well-known golf courses in the postcode, such as The Manor at Westward Ho and Okehampton Golf Club.

The EX20 postcode includes a variety of schools, such as Okehampton Primary School, Okehampton College, Westcott Primary School and Budehaven Community School, as well as numerous sporting clubs, such as Okehampton Athletics, Okehampton Cricket Club and Okehampton Tennis Club. The postcode also serves a number of churches and chapels, including Okehampton United Reformed Church, St Mary's Church and Okehampton Baptist Church.

The EX20 postcode has a thriving economy with a variety of businesses located in the area, including the Okehampton Manufacturing Co, Okehampton Food & Drink Co, and Okehampton Country Park Amenities Ltd. In addition, the postcode provides easy access to a range of retail opportunities, including an array of restaurants, pubs, shops and cafes.

TheEX20 postcode has a wealth of natural and recreational amenities, a wide range of educational and sporting activities, and a thriving business community for residents and visitors alike.


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Demographics

UNEMPLOYMENT

  • 91%WORKING
  • 9%UNEMPLOYED

9% of people in EX20 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.

SOCIAL GRADES

  • 20%AB
  • 57%C2/C2
  • 23%DE

According to census records, 20% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.

ETHNICITY

  • 96%WHITE
  • 4%NON-WHITE

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

EX20Devon

Devon

The county of Devon

EX20 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 CodeEX20
Postal TownExeter
MSOA NameWest Devon 002
LSOA NameWest Devon 002D
CountyDevon
RegionDevon
CountryEngland
Local AuthorityWest Devon
Area ClassificationMainly Rural (rural including hub towns >=80%)

EX20 Electoral Wards

The postal region of EX20, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:


Ashbury
Ashreigney
Ashridge Court
Barwick
Battledown Cross
Beaford
Beaworthy
Belstone
Belstone Corner
Berner's Cross
Berry Cross
Bidlake
Black Torrington
Boasley Cross
Bondleigh
Bradford
Bratton Clovelly
Brealeys
Bridestowe
Bridge Reeve
Brightley
Broadbury
Broadwoodkelly
Brockscombe
Brushford
Buckland Filleigh
Caute
Chichacott
Chulmleigh
Coldridge
Colleton Mills
Combebow
Coryton
Cottwood
Cross Roads
Crowden
Dippertown
Dolton
Dowland
Dumpinghill
East Kimber
East Leigh
East Week
Eggesford Station
Eworthy
Exbourne
Fishleigh
Fishleigh Castle
Folly Cross
Folly Gate
Forda
Frenchbeer
Germansweek
Gidleigh
Gooseford
Halwill
Halwill Junction
Hatherleigh
Highampton
Highworthy
Holemoor
Hollocombe
Hollocombe Town
Honeychurch
Huish
Iddesleigh
Ingleigh Green
Inwardleigh
Jacobstowe
Jurston
Lake
Lake
Landhill
Lane End
Langtree
Langtree Week
Lew
Lewdown
Lewtrenchard
Lobhillcross
Lowertown
Lydford
Meeth
Meldon
Merton
Monkokehampton
Murchington
New Inn
Norley
Northlew
North Tawton
North Town
Oak Cross
Odham
Okehampton
Padson
Patchacott
Peters Marland
Petrockstowe
Priestacott
Ramsley
Riddlecombe
Roadford Reservoir
Rowden
Sampford Chapple
Sampford Courtenay
Shebbear
Sheepwash
Shortacombe
Skaigh
Sourton
Southerly
South Tawton
South Yeo
South Zeal
Splatt
Spreyton
Stibb Cross
Sticklepath
Stowford
Stowford
Tavy
Taw Green
Thorn
Thorndon Cross
Throwleigh
Thrushel
Thrushelton
Torridge
Trecott
Upcott
Upcott
Vale Down
Wembworthy
West Leigh
Whiddon Down
Winkleigh
Winswell
Withacott
Wonson
Woollaton
Yeo
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