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List of towns and cities in Devon by population

File:Map of towns and cities in Devon by population.png
Map showing the location of the settlements within Devon. The size of the red circle corresponds to the size of its population.

This list is of towns and cities in Devon in order of their population, according to the 2001 (Torbay 2011) census data from the Office for National Statistics. It comprises the Key Statistics for local authorities, civil parishes and wards that attempt to show their populations. The largest settlement in Devon is the city and unitary authority of Plymouth with a population of 240,720, whereas the smallest settlement was the town and civil parish of Hatherleigh with a population of 1,306. The city of Exeter, which is home to Exeter Cathedral, is the county town and headquarters of Devon County Council. The ceremonial county of Devon includes unitary authority areas such as Plymouth and Torbay, but the non-metropolitan county of Devon excludes such unitary authority areas. It is governed by Devon County Council, whereas Plymouth and Torbay can govern themselves on matters such as transport and education.

Traditionally a town is any settlement which has received a charter of incorporation, more commonly known as a town charter, approved by the monarch. However, since 1974, any civil parish has the right to declare itself as a town. Prior to 1888, city status was given to settlements home to a cathedral of the Church of England such as Exeter. After 1888 it was no longer a necessary condition, leading to Plymouth gaining city-status in 1928. Historical towns such as Plympton, Stonehouse and Devonport, which were merged into the city of Plymouth, have not been included, as well as Topsham, which became a part of Exeter's urban district, and St Marychurch, which was annexed by Torquay. However, the unitary authority area of Torbay recognises the three towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. The ward for Ottery St Mary is also included, as it is titled Ottery St Mary Town.

Changes to population structures have, however, led to explosions in non-traditional settlements that do not fall into traditional, bureaucratic definitions of 'towns'. Several villages, which are not included in this list, have grown steadily and are more populous than many towns. For example, Fremington with a population of 9 744[1] would be in the top 20 whilst its neighbour Braunton, population of 7 510,[2] is just below it.

Rank Population Town/city Notes Image
1 240,720[3] Plymouth City and unitary authority, which includes the suburbs of Plympton and Plymstock. Plympton used to be a separate town and Plymstock is a parish. 200px
2 111,076[4] Exeter City, urban district and the county town (capital) of Devon 200px
3 65,245[5] Torquay Part of the unitary authority of Torbay 200px
4 49,021[5] Paignton Part of the unitary authority of Torbay 200px
5 32,972[6] Exmouth Civil Parish 200px
6 23,580[7] Newton Abbot Civil Parish 200px
7 20,724[8] Barnstaple Civil Parish 200px
8 18,621[9] Tiverton Civil Parish 200px
9 16,693[5] Brixham Civil Parish; part of the unitary authority of Torbay.[10] 200px
10 14,413[11] Teignmouth Civil Parish 200px
11 14,407[12] Bideford Civil Parish 200px
12 14,407[13] Sidmouth Civil Parish 200px
13 13,135[14] Dawlish Civil Parish 200px
14 12,056[15] Ivybridge Civil Parish 200px
15 11,604[16] Northam Civil Parish 200px
16 11,018[17] Tavistock Civil Parish 200px
17 10,857[18] Honiton Civil Parish 200px
18 10,840[19] Ilfracombe Civil Parish 200px
19 10,615[20] Kingsteignton Civil Parish 200px
20 7,609[21] Cullompton Civil Parish 200px
21 7,444[22] Totnes Civil Parish 200px
22 6,929[23] Bovey Tracey Civil Parish 200px
23 6,837[24] Crediton Civil Parish 200px
24 6,798[25] Seaton Civil Parish 200px
25 5,846[26] Okehampton Civil Parish 200px
26 5,626[27] Axminster Civil Parish 200px
27 5,521[28] Kingsbridge Civil Parish 200px
28 5,512[29] Dartmouth Civil Parish 200px
29 5,279[30] Great Torrington Civil Parish 200px
30 4,801[31] Budleigh Salterton Civil Parish 200px
31 4,366[32] Ottery St Mary Ward, which refers to Ottery St Mary as a "town". 200px
32 4,093[33] South Molton Civil Parish 200px
33 3,909[34] Ashburton Civil Parish 200px
34 3,846[35] Salcombe Civil Parish 200px
35 3,661[36] Buckfastleigh Civil Parish 200px
36 3,310[37] Exminster Civil Parish 200px
37 2,964[38] Colyton Civil Parish including Colyford 200px
38 2,256[39] Holsworthy Civil Parish 200px
39 1,916[40] Bradninch Civil Parish 200px
40 1,893[41] Chudleigh Civil Parish 200px
41 1,676[42] Hartland Civil Parish 200px
42 1,570[43] North Tawton Civil Parish 200px
43 1,536[44] Moretonhampstead Civil Parish 200px
44 1,470[45] Chagford Civil Parish 200px
45 1,381[46] Beer Civil Parish 200px
46 1,308[47] Chulmleigh Civil Parish 200px
47 1,306[48] Hatherleigh Civil Parish 200px

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Key Figures for 2001 Census: Key Statistics: Braunton". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2011-07-06. 
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  4. ^ "Key Figures for 2001 Census: Key Statistics: Exeter". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-27. 
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  7. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Newton Abbot". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  8. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Barnstaple". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
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  12. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Bideford". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  13. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Sidmouth". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  14. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Dawlish". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
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  18. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Honiton". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  19. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Ilfracombe". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  20. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Kingsteignton". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2010-08-08. 
  21. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Cullompton". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  22. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Totnes". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  23. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Bovey Tracey". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  24. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Crediton". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  25. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Seaton". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  26. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Okehampton". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  27. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Axminster". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  28. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Kingsbridge". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  29. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Dartmouth". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  30. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Great Torrington". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  31. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Budleigh Salterton". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
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  33. ^ "Parish Headcounts: South Molton". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  34. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Ashburton". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  35. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Chudleigh". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  36. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Buckfastleigh". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  37. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Exminster". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  38. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Colyton". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  39. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Holsworthy". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  40. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Bradninch". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  41. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Chudleigh". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  42. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Hartland". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  43. ^ "Parish Headcounts: North Tawton". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  44. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Moretonhampstead". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  45. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Chagford". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  46. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Beer". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  47. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Chulmleigh". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
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