Area Profile - North Devon

North Devon is a coastal district located between Torridge to the west and West Somerset to
the east. The district is largely rural and the north eastern part of the district is within the
Exmoor National Park. Much of the district’s coastline is designated as an Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty. North Devon has a resident population of 91,500 people, of
whom just over 34,200 are in employment and 55,000 are of working age. Within North
Devon, there are around 4,000 businesses which generate, in aggregate, 39,500 employee
jobs. When considering a range of metrics, North Devon accounts for roughly 11-13% of
Devon’s economy.