Area Profile - Torridge

Torridge district is located in north west Devon and its administrative area includes the island
of Lundy. It abuts Cornwall to the west and has a north-facing coastline, part of which falls
within the North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; Hartland and Lundy are
also designated as a Heritage Coast. The district has a resident population of around 65,300
people, of whom just over 20,000 are in employment and 39,000 are of working age. Within
Torridge, there are around 2,500 businesses which generate, in aggregate, about 16,700
employee jobs. On most metrics, Torridge accounts for between 5% and 10% of Devon’s
economy.