Area Information for Shepton Mallet, BA4 5SD

This postcode in Shepton Mallet is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Shepton West ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Wells. This page combines information for the address Shepton Mallet, BA4 5SD, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BA4 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in December 1995. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Small Town or Fringe Area
Local Authority Mendip
Ward Shepton West
Constituency Wells
Region South West
Country England


Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Shepton Mallet, BA4 5SD:

High Street, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5AS
Townsend, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5AT
High Street, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5AQ
Commercial Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BU
High Street, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5AE
Commercial Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5DH

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BA4 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Shepton Mallet, BA4 5SD is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.

Housing Types Embed This

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 21
Semi-Detached 66
Terraced 41
Flat (Purpose-Built) 29
Flat (Converted) 6
Residence in Commercial Building 6
Total 169
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Shepton Mallet contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 26% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 58
Owned with Mortgage 40
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 17
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 40
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 2
Total 161

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 53
Two People 53
Three People 21
Four People 18
Five People 10
Six People 4
Seven People 2
8+ People 0
Total 161

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 17
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 27
C2 - Skilled manual workers 38
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 39
Total 121

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Wells constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Gender
Male 204
Female 194
Total 398

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 22
5-7 17
8-9 8
10-14 23
15 8
16-17 12
18-19 16
20-24 36
25-29 25
30-44 74
45-59 62
60-64 21
65-74 27
75-84 32
85-89 12
90+ 3
Total 398

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BA4 5SD does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 118
Married 130
Divorced 34
Separated 11
Widowed 27
Same Sex 0
Total 320

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Health
Very Good 171
Good 148
Fair 62
Bad 14
Very Bad 3
Total 398

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 58
Apprenticeship 14
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 35
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 54
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 49
No GCSEs or Equivalent 88
Other 22
Total 320

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Shepton Mallet) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 97% so.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 385
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Indian 7
Other Asian 2
Black African 1
Total 398

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 362
Wales 5
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 15
Other 13
Total 398

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to BA4 5SD

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 238
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 12
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 8
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 140

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Religion
Christian 250
No Religion 102
Buddhist 0
Hindu 4
Jewish 0
Muslim 3
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 37
Total 398

Economic Activity Embed This

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 115
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 40
Self Employed 16
Unemployed 17
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 21
Retired 34
Looking After Home or Family 13
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 9
Other 8
Total 273

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 1
Mining/Quarrying 4
Manufacturing 15
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 15
RetailInc. Wholesale 35
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 12
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 7
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 11
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 20
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 181

Shepton Mallet, BA4 5SD is within the Shepton Mallet Town policing neighbourhood, under the Avon and Somerset Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near BA4 5SD
Neighbourhood Team Address Shepton Mallet Town
Website: https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/your-area/shepton-mallet-town/

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to BA4 5SD. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for BA4 5SD.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 3 closest railway stations to Shepton Mallet, BA4 5SD. The nearest railway station is Castle Cary, approximately 6.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Castle Cary 6.3 miles
Bruton 6.9 miles
Frome 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Shepton Mallet, BA4 5SD. The nearest is St Paul's Church of England VC Junior School, approximately 180 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Paul's Church of England VC Junior School 180 yards
    
Shepton Mallet Community Infants' School & Nursery 480 yards
    
Bowlish Infant School 0.5 miles
    
Croscombe Church of England Primary School 1.7 miles
    
St Aldhelm's Church of England Primary School 1.8 miles
    
Oakhill Church School 2.6 miles
    
Evercreech Church of England Primary School 3.3 miles
    
Horrington Primary School 3.5 miles
    
Stoke St Michael Primary School 3.6 miles
    
Stoberry Park School 4.4 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Shepton Mallet, BA4 5SD. The nearest is Whitstone, approximately 480 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Whitstone 480 yards
    
The Blue School 4.9 miles
    
Ansford Academy 6.7 miles
    
Sexey's School 6.9 miles
    
Norton Hill Academy 6.9 miles
    
Somervale School Specialist Media Arts College 7 miles
    
St Dunstan's School 7.8 miles
    
Mendip Studio School 8.4 miles
    
Writhlington School 8.4 miles
    
Crispin School Academy 9 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Shepton Mallet, BA4 5SD. The nearest is Park Medical Practice, approximately 430 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Shepton Mallet, BA4 5SD. The nearest is High Street Dental Practice, approximately 120 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 4 closest hospitals to Shepton Mallet, BA4 5SD. The nearest is Shepton Mallet Community Hospital, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Shepton Mallet, BA4 5SD. The nearest is Christopher Young Optometrists, approximately < 50 yards away.

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.