Area Information for Batcombe, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6AA

This postcode in Batcombe is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Postlebury ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Somerton and Frome. This page combines information for the address Batcombe, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6AA, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for BA4 6AA.

Basic Information

Area Type Hamlet or Isolated Dwelling
Local Authority Mendip
Ward Postlebury
Constituency Somerton and Frome
Region South West
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Batcombe, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6AA 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

We have found 4 property sales in BA4 6AA since the beginning of 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

The area containing Batcombe, Shepton Mallet consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 116
Semi-Detached 36
Terraced 31
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 185
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 82
Owned with Mortgage 47
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 12
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 23
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 6
Total 174

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 36
Two People 72
Three People 27
Four People 22
Five People 13
Six People 3
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 174

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 48
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 28
C2 - Skilled manual workers 30
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 15
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 Somerton and Frome constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Male 224
Female 215
Total 439

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 17
5-7 28
8-9 14
10-14 26
15 4
16-17 8
18-19 9
20-24 20
25-29 3
30-44 75
45-59 115
60-64 38
65-74 55
75-84 21
85-89 4
90+ 2
Total 439

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BA4 6AA 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 92
Married 206
Divorced 31
Separated 3
Widowed 14
Same Sex 4
Total 350

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.

Very Good 246
Good 137
Fair 44
Bad 11
Very Bad 1
Total 439

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) 144
Apprenticeship 17
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 50
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 45
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 32
No GCSEs or Equivalent 46
Other 16
Total 350

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Batcombe, 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 427
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Indian 2
Chinese 1
Other Asian 4
Black African 1
Other 1
Total 439

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 378
Wales 6
Scotland 8
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 6
Other 39
Total 439

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 6AA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 359
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 3
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 4
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 10
None 65

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.

Christian 268
No Religion 111
Buddhist 8
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 51
Total 439

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Postlebury ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 28% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

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 87
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 37
Self Employed 91
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 17
Retired 49
Looking After Home or Family 19
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 8
Other 8
Total 323

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 22
Mining/Quarrying 2
Manufacturing 25
Construction 10
RetailInc. Wholesale 20
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 13
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 9
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 26
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 21
HealthInc. Social Work 19
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 19
Total 222

Batcombe, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6AA is within the Frome Rural South policing neighbourhood, under the Avon and Somerset Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In May 2021, 1 crime was reported within half a mile of BA4 6AA.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 1 crime committed near BA4 6AA
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Below are the details of the closest services to Batcombe. 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 6AA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 7 closest railway stations to Batcombe, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6AA. The nearest railway station is Bruton, approximately 2.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bruton 2.7 miles
Castle Cary 4.9 miles
Frome 7.8 miles
Templecombe 11 miles
Gillingham (Dorset) 11 miles
Warminster 13 miles
Dilton Marsh 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Batcombe, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6AA. The nearest is Upton Noble CofE VC Primary School, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Upton Noble CofE VC Primary School 1.4 miles
Evercreech Church of England Primary School 2.6 miles
Bruton Primary School 2.7 miles
St Aldhelm's Church of England Primary School 3.8 miles
Ditcheat Primary School 4.5 miles
Nunney First School 4.7 miles
Leigh On Mendip School 5 miles  
St Paul's Church of England VC Junior School 5.1 miles
Stoke St Michael Primary School 5.3 miles
Shepton Mallet Community Infants' School & Nursery 5.3 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 5 closest secondary schools to Batcombe, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6AA. The nearest is Sexey's School, approximately 3.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Sexey's School 3.3 miles
Ansford Academy 4.9 miles
Whitstone 5 miles
King Arthur's School 6.6 miles
Frome Community College 8.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Batcombe, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6AA. The nearest is Bruton Surgery, approximately 2.7 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bruton Surgery 2.7 miles
Evercreech Surgery 2.7 miles
Park Medical Practice 5.1 miles
Millbrook Surgery - Castle Cary 5.4 miles
Grove House Surgery 5.5 miles
Oakhill Surgery 6.1 miles
Mendip Country Practice 6.2 miles
Wincanton Health Centre 6.9 miles
The Silton Surgery 7.7 miles
Fromefield Surgery 8.2 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Batcombe, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6AA. The nearest is The Bruton Dental Practice Ltd, approximately 2.6 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 5 closest hospitals to Batcombe, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6AA. The nearest is Practice Plus Group Hospital, Shepton Mallet, approximately 5.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 9 closest opticians to Batcombe, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6AA. The nearest is Christopher Young Optometrists, approximately 5.2 miles 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.