EX3 (Topsham) area guide

The EX3 postcode district lies within or includes part of the following towns, counties, localities, electoral wards and stations: Clyst St George, Clyst Valley, Devon, Ebford, Exeter, Exton, St Loyes, Topsham, Woodbury and Lympstone.


A Mouseprice property guide for EX3 Topsham is coming soon. In the meantime, please have a look at the raw data and statistics about EX3 that can be found by click the relevant links on the left hand side.

Old area guide:

The commentary below was written for the mouseprice.com website in 2006, please be aware that the comments below might be out of date. We recommend disregarding these comments in favour of the data that can be found either above or in the other sections of this website.

Market trends:

Exeter propertyThe size of the property market in EX3 is 2405 homes.

Exeter propertyWhen compared against a national average compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the last 5 years of 12.5%, the growth in this postcode district has been 15%. This could well be because this is a dynamic local economy and housing market. Property price growth in this area has significantly exceeded growth in earnings and the national average house price growth, and so the likelihood of it continuing will be dependent upon price earnings ratio, as well as investment by developers and local authorities in continually upgrading local infrastructure, schools, in addition to the continued strength of the local and national economies and any other economies upon which the area depends.

Exeter propertyThe average property in this postcode district was valued at £292425 over the last 3 months.

Exeter propertySince most banks lend money to buy property using their customers’ salary as a indicator of affordability, the price earnings ratio is a useful guide as to whether property in an area is expensive or not. Price Earnings Ratio in this postcode district is 5.7. Places like this represent the “well- heeled” districts of each postcode area. Although recently there have been some spectacular price increases in more expensive areas, in general, prices appreciate slowly in more expensive places because there is less demand for more expensive properties, and the turnover of them is slower because they are not commonly used as investment property.

Exeter propertyNew transactions as a percentage of overall sales are 2.7%.

Housing stock:

Topsham propertyThe most readily available type of property in the area are Terraced Houses, making up 32.5% of the total.

Topsham propertyThe least common type of property in this area is Flats (18.6% of the total housing stock).

Topsham propertySocially rented accommodation represents only a small percentage of rented accommodation in the area at 5.9%.

Topsham propertyThe majority of property in this area is owner occupied.

Topsham propertyThe average price of a two bed property in this area is higher than the national average of £187894 at £216904.

Who lives here:

Topsham propertyThere are 2010 men and 2432 women in this postcode district.
Topsham propertyThis area is a haven for the retired, who make up 36% of the population.
Topsham propertyThis looks like a great place to go out – 22.5% of the population is single!
Topsham propertyAverage working hours in this area for men are 42 and for women are 31.
Topsham propertyThis area has 4.6 people per square kilometre.
Topsham propertyThe largest source of work in this area is Real Estate (15.8% of workers), followed by Wholesale & Retail (12.7%).
Topsham propertyThis area has one of the highest proportions of degree educated people in the country, at 32.6%.