West Devon Overview

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The Big Picture

West Devon is a rural local authority located in the southwest of England with a population of approximately 57,000 people. The area is known for its diverse range of housing, including traditional thatched cottages, converted barns, and new build developments. The community is vibrant, with a number of festivals and events taking place throughout the year, including the Okehampton Carnival and Tavistock Goose Fair. The quality of local entertainment is also high, with numerous independent cinemas, theatres, and music venues, including the Wharf Theatre in Tavistock and The Plough Arts Centre in Torrington. The local economy is driven by a variety of industries, including agriculture, tourism, and engineering. Major employers in the area include Dartmoor National Park Authority and local engineering firm Centrax Gas Turbines.

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West Devon Population

The population graphic above highlights changes in West Devon’s population over time, while the diversity graphic compares local diversity to the national average, giving a snapshot of the area’s cultural makeup.

West Devon Diversity

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