Population Statistics

In the latest release of information from the 2021 Census, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released a population analysis by age and area >


In the Pinhoe and North Whipton area, 20% of the population are aged 15 years and under – the highest percentage in Exeter, with 19.8% of the same age in neighbouring Broadclyst / West Clyst / Stoke Canon. This proportion increases to 30% in nearby Cranbrook.

At the older end of the age bands, 19.1% of the population are aged 65 and over in Pinhoe / NWhipton, similar to 20.6% in Heavitree East / SWhipton and 17.4% in Broadclyst / West Clyst. By contrast, just 10% of the population in Central Exeter are aged 65 and over, and 7.9% in St James.

With 60.9% of the population aged 16-64 years, Pinhoe is one of the lower ranges across the city, in contrast to 86.6% of the population in St James.

Pinhoe Station Interchange

Pinhoe Station Interchange opened Monday 31st October 2022

Facilities include >

• 12 secure cycle lockers available to rent

• Co-Bikes dock (connecting docks in Cranbrook, Exeter Science Park, Skypark and Exeter Airport)

• 15-space car park (reduced from 66 originally proposed) including two disabled parking bays, two EV charging points and a taxi bay

• new minibus service between Pinhoe Station and Exeter Science Park (Anning Road), Clyst Honiton Village (Lidl / Amazon), Clyst Honiton Bypass (SkyPark) and Exeter AirportSpecial bus fares available

New car park on the site of the coal yard / signal hut, east of Pinhoe Station

DCC describes Pinhoe as “an area of significant new housing, with several thousand new homes in Exeter and East Devon within a mile of the station”; the Council also registered 130,000 passenger entry and exits at the station in 2019/2020.

The multimodel interchange is designed to prioritise sustainable travel by pedestrians, cyclists and public transport

“The site is well connected to the local cycling network, with Station Road designated as a quiet cycling route, and an off-road shared use walking and cycling route to the west.”

Their statement adds: “On balance the scheme prioritises three of the top modes of transport in the Exeter Local Plan which are pedestrian, people with mobility problems and public transport”.

New cycle docks by Co-Bikes on the south side of Pinhoe Station leading to the proposed Community Hub site