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Plymouth is one of the largest cities on the south coast and the 15th largest city in England. Plymouth is branded as ‘Britain’s Ocean City’ with connections with the sea that go back to the sailing of the Mayflower in 1620.

Around 264,200 people are estimated to live in in Plymouth (ONS MYE 2016). The ONS project that if current trends continue, the population will grow to 282,700 by 2034, an increase of 7 per cent.

The number of people aged over 65 is expected to rise by 33.7 per cent between 2016 and 2034 (an additional 15,900 people). Further information on population can be found in the Plymouth Report

Plymouth is divided into 39 neighbourhoods which are grouped into 20 electoral wards. Further information can be found in the census profiles or ward profiles.

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Plymouth's Around the World


DATA Play 9 has arrived...

DATA Play 9 kicked off to a great start, once again helped by the great venue provided by the STEM Hub at City College. There was a great buzz in the room and it was great to see lots of new faces getting to know each other and discussing ideas.

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DATA Play 9 - Libraries and city challenges

We’re excited to be running another DATA Play day on 26 October which will explore how data and technology can help the city’s challenges. This time it’s focused on libraries!

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Submissions for DATA Play 8 now closed

Thank you to everyone who submitted their proposals for Data Play 8. The DATA Play community is really growing and it’s great to see more projects and people linking up.

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Meet Emoti-OS the 'emotive' chatbot

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DATA Play 8 … the fun continued

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DATA Play 8 is here...

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DATA Play 8 - Housing and social enterprise

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Submissions for DATA Play 7 now closed

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