The average age of Devon residents is among the highest in UK

EAST Devon has among the highest average age in the UK at almost 50.

EAST Devon has among the highest average age in the UK at almost 50.

The Office for National Statistics has charted the UK's ageing population, which shows the figure could increase as people continue to retire to the coast.

West Somerset had the highest, with the average age at 52. East Devon

figures show the average age as 48.9 in 2008 - 9.6 years more than the UK value of 39.3 years.