Devon’s Economy

Welcome to Devonomics

Here you can access data and intelligence on topics relevant to the Devon economy. You can also access a range of reports and publications which form the evidence base for Devon’s Economic Assessment.


Economic Overview

Devon County Council is the largest local authority area in the South West of England with a population of 779,800 in 2016. It comprises the eight districts of East Devon, Exeter, Mid Devon, North Devon, South Hams, Teignbridge, Torridge and West Devon. It is a predominately rural county, albeit with a number of significant urban settlements, the largest of which is Exeter. Devon also includes Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks, as well as five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The urban areas of Plymouth and Torbay are within the ceremonial county of Devon, though are independent unitary authorities that are separate from Devon County Council administration. Where they are grouped in the data on this website it is noted.








DEVON – Facts and figures

Facts and Figures brings together a range of statistics, gleaned from a number of sources, about the people of Devon, their social, employment, and economic circumstances, and the commercial and natural environment in which they live. It is intended to be a starting point for informing the people of Devon and to help researchers, planners, policy makers, commerce and industry in their searches for data. Where possible the data are drawn directly from national sources, meaning that the latest information is always available.

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