The demographics for East Devon are rather special:
Futures Forum: East Devon's population
One of the most important aspects of the local economy - and a central issue for the development of the local community - is looking after an increasingly elderly population:
Futures Forum: Jobs and services: caring for the elderly
Futures Forum: Population and migration: care for the elderly
To what extent is this a 'problem', with the elderly dominating the economy and community?
Futures Forum: Elderly to blame for housing crisis...?
Futures Forum: Sidmouth's ageing population: "Without urgent investment in coastal communities, some areas will struggle to retain the working age families needed to fuel the economies of towns dominated by old people’s homes."
Things are getting very political:
Futures Forum: Knowle relocation project: The proposed "retirement community" breaches the District Council's own plans for "more age-balanced communities".
Futures Forum: Knowle relocation project >>> Pegasus plans in full >>> when a retirement apartment is a 'residential institution' and not a 'home'
And these are the areas discussed on the front page of the latest Herald:
‘Ticking time bomb’ as Sidmouth gets older - News - Sidmouth Herald
And these same issues have been taken up on the Herald's Facebook pages:
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