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Devon Demographics

Here is a quick snapshot of the key Devon demographics relevant to business activity.

  • A population of over 1.2m residents, providing a labour force and a large market for products and services.
  • A skilled population with significant concentrations of its workforce having above the national average of people qualified to degree or above.
  • Well above average levels of people with trade apprenticeships.
  • A high proportion of the area’s primary and secondary schools are rated ‘outstanding’ or ‘good’ by OFSTED.
  • Skills Profile: significant rise in demand expected in the coming years for skills in science, research, engineering and technology, with a significant boost forecast in the health, professional services, arts, entertainment and digital/ICT sectors.
  • Well above average levels of self-employment, with an entrepreneurial and supportive local business culture.
Supported by Devon County Council