Population Of Exeter | Exeter Population 2021

Exeter Population 2021:- Exeter is a city in Devon, England. Exeter is situated on the River Exe 36 miles northeast of Plymouth and 65 miles southwest of Bristol. It is the county town of Devon, and home to Devon County Council and the University of Exeter. In 2021, Exeter joined the UK’s Key Cities network.

Exeter was established on the eastern bank of the River Exe on a ridge of land backed by a steep hill. It is at this point that the Exe, having just been joined by the River Creedy, opens onto a wide flood plain and estuary which results in quite a common flooding. Exeter sits predominantly on sandstone and conglomerate geology.


Exeter Population

To know the actual Population of Exeter 2021, We have to look at the population of the past 20 years. They are as follows:

  • 2001:- 111,076
  • 2011:- 117,773
  • Exeter Population 2021:- 131,405 (Estimated)

By looking at the Population from 2001-2020. The Population of Exeter 2021 according to the estimates is 131,405.



According to the 2011 Census, Exeter’s district area population was 117,773; 6,697 more people than that of the last census from 2001, which indicated that Exeter had a population of 111,076. At the time of the 2011 UK census, the ethnic composition of Exeter’s population was 93.1% White, with the largest minority ethnic group being Chinese at 1.7%. The White British, White Irish and other ethnic group all declined in numbers since the 2001 census. Meanwhile, the Chinese and Other Asian had the largest increases.


The 10 largest immigrant groups in Exeter as of 2011.

  • China 1,665
  • Poland 1,296
  • Germany 710
  • India 653
  • Ireland 469
  • South Africa 438
  • USA 350
  • France 310
  • Philippines 295
  • Australia 242


In 2011, 11.9% of the population of the Exeter USD (urban subdivision) were non-white British, compared with 11.7% for the actual city and surrounding borough of Exeter. In 2009, Exeter City was 89.1% White British, compared with 88.3% in 2011.



At the 2001 census, 69.12% of Exeter’s population stated their religion as Christian. Despite this. 20.45% of Exeter’s population stated they had no religion. Many churches, and other religious buildings, are present in Exeter.



The Met Office, the main weather forecasting organisation for the Uk and one of the most significant in the world, relocated from Bracknell in Berkshire to Exeter in early 2004. It is one of the largest employers in the area.

Around 35,000 people commute into Exeter on a daily basis, from nearby surrounding towns. Exeter provides services, employment and shopping for local people within the city limits and also from nearby towns in Teignbridge, Mid Devon and East Devon, together sometimes known as the Exeter & Heart of Devon area (EHOD).

Exeter has been identified among the top ten most profitable locations for a business to be based. Exeter provides substantial shopping facilities.

Although Exeter contains a number of tourist attractions, Exeter is not dominated by tourism, with only 7% of employment dependent on tourism.

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