Area Information for Exeter, EX6 8BJ

This postcode in Exeter is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the St David's ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Exeter. This page combines information for the address Exeter, EX6 8BJ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of EX6 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in October 2001. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Exeter
Ward St David's
Constituency Exeter
Region South West
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Exeter, EX6 8BJ is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.

Housing Types Embed This

The area containing Exeter consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 5
Semi-Detached 6
Terraced 14
Flat (Purpose-Built) 114
Flat (Converted) 14
Residence in Commercial Building 53
Total 206
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Exeter contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 44% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 35
Owned with Mortgage 34
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 13
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 8
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 79
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 18
Total 193

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 108
Two People 56
Three People 17
Four People 6
Five People 4
Six People 1
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 193

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 58
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 82
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 23
Total 173

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Exeter constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Male 283
Female 275
Total 558

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. This section of the St David's ward has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 18-30. This is most commonly seen in inner city areas that have good entertainment facilities (bars, clubs, theatres etc.) that appeal to this younger demographic.

This type of distribution is also common in the vicinity of higher education facilities, in particular universities.

Age Groups
0-4 13
5-7 3
8-9 3
10-14 9
15 1
16-17 7
18-19 114
20-24 206
25-29 54
30-44 71
45-59 41
60-64 9
65-74 16
75-84 9
85-89 1
90+ 1
Total 558

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of EX6 8BJ there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 76% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 423
Married 61
Divorced 24
Separated 14
Widowed 7
Same Sex 0
Total 529

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 93% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 331
Good 190
Fair 28
Bad 9
Very Bad 0
Total 558

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 168
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 189
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 44
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 57
No GCSEs or Equivalent 18
Other 49
Total 529

Ethnic Group Embed This

Exeter can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 69% so.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 384
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 12
Pakistani 1
Chinese 108
Other Asian 26
Black African 4
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 15
Total 558

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Exeter), 60% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 333
Wales 8
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 26
Other 182
Total 558

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to EX6 8BJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 335
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 43
African Countries 4
Middle East or Asia 127
North America or Caribbean 6
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 42

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Christian 199
No Religion 234
Buddhist 22
Hindu 12
Jewish 0
Muslim 25
Sikh 1
Other Religion 5
Not Stated 60
Total 558

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the St David's ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 59% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 120
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 22
Self Employed 29
Unemployed 11
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 306
Retired 20
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 2
Total 518

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 3
Manufacturing 7
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 29
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 19
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Professional, Scientific and Technical 16
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 33
HealthInc. Social Work 26
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 26
Total 200

Exeter, EX6 8BJ is within the Exeter City Centre policing neighbourhood, under the Devon & Cornwall Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near EX6 8BJ
Neighbourhood Team Address Exeter City Centre
Devon & Cornwall Constabulary
Exeter Police Station
Sidmouth Road
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Below are the details of the closest services to EX6 8BJ. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for EX6 8BJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Exeter, EX6 8BJ. The nearest railway station is Exeter Central, approximately 540 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Exeter Central 540 yards
St James Park (Exeter) 0.5 miles
Exeter St Thomas 0.7 miles
Exeter St David's 0.8 miles
Polsloe Bridge 1.3 miles
Digby & Sowton 2.5 miles
Pinhoe 2.6 miles
Newcourt 2.8 miles
Topsham 3.8 miles
Newton St Cyres 4.7 miles
Cranbrook (Devon) 4.9 miles
Exton 5.3 miles
Lympstone Commando 5.7 miles
Crediton 6.7 miles
Lympstone Village 6.7 miles
Starcross 7.5 miles
Whimple 8.2 miles
Exmouth 8.6 miles
Dawlish Warren 9.4 miles
Yeoford 9.4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Exeter, EX6 8BJ. The nearest is St Sidwell's Church of England Primary School and Nursery, approximately 690 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Sidwell's Church of England Primary School and Nursery 690 yards
Newtown Primary School 720 yards
St David's CofE Primary School 770 yards
St Leonard's (CofE) Primary School (VC) 0.6 miles
St Thomas Primary School 0.8 miles
Montgomery Primary School 0.8 miles
Ladysmith Junior School 0.8 miles
Ladysmith Infant & Nursery School 0.9 miles
Redhills Primary School 1 mile  
St Michael's Church of England Primary Academy 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 8 closest secondary schools to Exeter, EX6 8BJ. The nearest is West Exe School, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
West Exe School 1.3 miles
Isca 1.3 miles
St James School 1.7 miles
St Peter's Church of England Aided School 2 miles
St Luke's Church of England School 2.2 miles  
Clyst Vale Community College 4.5 miles
Queen Elizabeth's 7.7 miles
Exmouth Community College 8.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Exeter, EX6 8BJ. The nearest is Southernhay House Surgery, approximately 340 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Exeter, EX6 8BJ. The nearest is mydentist, North Street, Exeter, approximately 420 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Exeter, EX6 8BJ. The nearest is Heavitree Hospital, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Exeter, EX6 8BJ. The nearest is Devon and Cornwall Vision Care, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Devon and Cornwall Vision Care < 50 yards
Rose Opticians < 50 yards
Boots-Exeter 220 yards
Vision Express Ltd 220 yards
Pullen & Symes Ltd 340 yards
Opticial Express 400 yards
Specsavers Exeter 480 yards
Whipton Eye Centre 490 yards
Vision Care for Homeless People 520 yards
S ChatterJee Opticians 610 yards

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.