The problem with Honiton

PUBLISHED: 14:26 28 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:32 15 June 2010

Honiton has one of the highest numbers of lone pensioner households in Devon.

Honiton has one of the highest numbers of lone pensioner households in Devon.* The number of people aged over 65 living in Honiton is expected to hit 4,975 by 2021.* Honiton's population has a higher than average number of over 65s - and numbers are expected to rise to 29 per cent of the population by 2020.* Cancer victims die younger in Honiton than any other Devon town.* Honiton has the highest rate of asthma in any Devon town.* A high proportion of Honiton residents are smokers.* More people from Honiton than any other Devon town fail to attend outpatient and follow-up appointments.


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