About Pinhoe

Grid reference: SX964944, 50°44’26N, 3°28’10W

Pinhoe is a suburb of Exeter in Devon, on the north eastern edge of the city; the small village parish joined the city of Exeter in 1966.
The 1901 census reported Pinhoe’s population at 952 which increased to 6108 a hundred years later in 2001. Ten years later the population increased to 6454 (2011 Census). Since then, Pinhoe’s population has increased by 50% to over 9000 residents (Pinhoe Community Hub report, 2022) and is still growing, with a continuing schedule of housing development.

As the county city of Devon, Exeter’s population increased by 11.1% from 2011 to 2021 – higher than the 6.6% average population growth for England and higher than the general increase in population across the South West (7.8%). With a population of approx 131, 099 in 2022, this 1.32% annual growth rate is larger than London.
Demographics: The latest census report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) notes an increase of 19.3% in people aged 65 years and over (in line with the national average), an increase of 11.1% in people aged 15-64 years (above the national average) and an increase of 3.3% in children aged under 15 years (below the 5% increase generally in England).

East Devon connects along Pinhoe’s electoral boundary as part of the Greater Exeter growth point area. It saw a population increase of around 13.8% – the second largest population increase in the South West.

As part of consultations for the 2023 Boundary Review, Exeter City Council proposed that Pinhoe should form part of a new constituency outside the city area, joining East Devon along with St Loyes and Topsham >

This proposal is due to be reviewed in 2023