Area Information for Exeter, EX6 8WW

This postcode in Exeter is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Dawlish South West ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Newton Abbot. This page combines information for the address Exeter, EX6 8WW, 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 April 2006. 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 Teignbridge
Ward Dawlish South West
Constituency Newton Abbot
Region South West
Country England

Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Exeter, EX6 8WW:

Eastdon, Starcross, Exeter, EX6 8RX
Port Road, Kenton, Exeter, EX6 8HL
Mamhead, Exeter, EX6 8HH
Kenton, Exeter, EX6 8HJ
Eastdon, Starcross, Exeter, EX6 8RU
Orchard Lane, Eastdon, Starcross, Exeter, EX6 8RL

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about EX6 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Exeter, EX6 8WW 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 12
Semi-Detached 18
Terraced 22
Flat (Purpose-Built) 77
Flat (Converted) 14
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Total 146
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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) - 26% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 58
Owned with Mortgage 18
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 18
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 31
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 4
Total 133

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 72
Two People 48
Three People 6
Four People 5
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 1
8+ People 1
Total 133

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 8
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 14
C2 - Skilled manual workers 5
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 20
Total 47

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Dawlish South West ward however contains significantly more women than average (59%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.

Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.

Male 108
Female 158
Total 266

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. The area around EX6 8WW has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 65+ (at 57% of the resident population). This is most commonly seen in rural and small town areas, and areas of natural beauty that appeal to older demographic.

This type of distribution is also seen in areas that contain large retirement complexes and care homes.

Age Groups
0-4 6
5-7 3
8-9 2
10-14 11
15 1
16-17 1
18-19 4
20-24 6
25-29 8
30-44 22
45-59 30
60-64 20
65-74 48
75-84 58
85-89 24
90+ 22
Total 266

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of EX6 8WW the number widowed residents is high - 21% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

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 43
Married 103
Divorced 40
Separated 1
Widowed 55
Same Sex 1
Total 243

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.

However, this area of the Dawlish South West ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (56%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 74
Good 76
Fair 63
Bad 39
Very Bad 14
Total 266

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) 68
Apprenticeship 8
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 13
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 33
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 21
No GCSEs or Equivalent 81
Other 19
Total 243

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Exeter) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 98% 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 261
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Indian 1
Other Asian 1
Other 1
Total 266

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

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 241
Wales 6
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 5
Other 5
Total 266

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 8WW

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 182
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 1
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 81

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 164
No Religion 76
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 23
Total 266

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Dawlish South West ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 32% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 39
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 21
Self Employed 13
Unemployed 0
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 5
Retired 44
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 12
Other 1
Total 139

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 2
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 14
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 5
HealthInc. Social Work 17
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 76

Exeter, EX6 8WW is within the Dawlish 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 8WW
Neighbourhood Team Address Dawlish
Devon & Cornwall Constabulary
Exeter Police Station
Sidmouth Road
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Below are the details of the closest services to EX6 8WW. 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 8WW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Exeter, EX6 8WW. The nearest railway station is Dawlish, approximately 480 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Dawlish 480 yards
Dawlish Warren 1.7 miles
Teignmouth 2.5 miles
Starcross 3.4 miles
Exmouth 3.8 miles
Lympstone Village 5 miles
Lympstone Commando 5.8 miles
Exton 6.2 miles
Newton Abbot 6.6 miles
Topsham 7.3 miles
Torre 8.1 miles
Newcourt 8.4 miles
Torquay 8.8 miles
Digby & Sowton 9.2 miles
Exeter St Thomas 9.9 miles
Exeter Central 11 miles
Polsloe Bridge 11 miles
St James Park (Exeter) 11 miles
Exeter St David's 11 miles
Paignton 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Exeter, EX6 8WW. The nearest is Westcliff Primary Academy, approximately 570 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Westcliff Primary Academy 570 yards
Gatehouse Primary Academy 0.6 miles
Hazeldown School 1.9 miles
Our Lady and St Patrick's Roman Catholic Primary School 2.6 miles
Cockwood Primary School 2.6 miles
Teignmouth Community School, Mill Lane 2.7 miles
Shaldon Primary School 3.2 miles
Starcross Primary School 3.2 miles
The Beacon Church of England (VA) Primary School 3.6 miles
Bishopsteignton School 3.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 8 closest secondary schools to Exeter, EX6 8WW. The nearest is Dawlish College, approximately 840 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Dawlish College 840 yards
Teignmouth Community School, Exeter Road 2.3 miles
Exmouth Community College 4.3 miles
Teign School 6.1 miles
South Devon UTC 6.7 miles
Newton Abbot College 7.1 miles
St Cuthbert Mayne School 7.2 miles
Coombeshead Academy 7.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Exeter, EX6 8WW. The nearest is Dawlish Medical Group, approximately 250 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 8WW. The nearest is Old Dispensary, approximately 160 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 8WW. The nearest is Dawlish Community Hospital, approximately 250 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Exeter, EX6 8WW. The nearest is Bill Opticians, approximately 140 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bill Opticians 140 yards
Barton Eyecare 250 yards
Bill Opticians 2.5 miles
Vision Express Ltd 2.6 miles
Specsavers Teignmouth 2.6 miles
C & A McAusland 3.6 miles
B J Toye 3.7 miles
Specsavers Exmouth 3.8 miles
Specsavers Newton Abbot 7 miles
Boots-Newton Abbot - Courtnay St 7.1 miles

* 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.