Area Information for Wells, BA5 1AD

This postcode in Wells is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Wells St Thomas' ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Wells. This page combines information for the address Wells, BA5 1AD, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BA5 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 August 1997. 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 Urban
Local Authority Mendip
Ward Wells St Thomas'
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 Wells, BA5 1AD:

Underwood Business Park, Wells, BA5 1AF
Portway, Wells, BA5 1LY
Sheppey Way, Haybridge, Wells, BA5 1GS
Ebbor Gorge Road, Haybridge, Wells, BA5 1GP
Hay Hill Close, Haybridge, Wells, BA5 1GR
Glencot Road, Wookey Hole, Wells, BA5 1BQ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BA5 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Wells, BA5 1AD 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

The area containing Wells consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 94
Terraced 11
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 127
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 80
Owned with Mortgage 33
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 7
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 127

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 35
Two People 59
Three People 13
Four People 12
Five People 8
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 127

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 16
C2 - Skilled manual workers 19
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 11
Total 63

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 46% male.

Gender
Male 128
Female 152
Total 280

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 6
5-7 8
8-9 8
10-14 15
15 10
16-17 1
18-19 2
20-24 10
25-29 6
30-44 41
45-59 55
60-64 20
65-74 42
75-84 42
85-89 10
90+ 4
Total 280

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BA5 1AD 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 46
Married 137
Divorced 24
Separated 3
Widowed 23
Same Sex 0
Total 233

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 104
Good 110
Fair 45
Bad 18
Very Bad 3
Total 280

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) 45
Apprenticeship 11
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 22
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 41
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 32
No GCSEs or Equivalent 67
Other 15
Total 233

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Wells) 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 99% 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 276
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Indian 1
Total 280

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 255
Wales 7
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 9
Other 5
Total 280

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 BA5 1AD

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 208
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 7
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
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.

Religion
Christian 189
No Religion 59
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 32
Total 280

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Wells St Thomas' ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 20% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 56
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 36
Self Employed 27
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4
Retired 44
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 0
Total 177

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 1
Manufacturing 10
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 24
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 8
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 16
HealthInc. Social Work 12
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 122

Wells, BA5 1AD is within the Wells City policing neighbourhood, under the Avon and Somerset Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In April 2021, 8 crimes were reported within half a mile of BA5 1AD.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 8 crimes committed near BA5 1AD
Neighbourhood Team Address Wells City
Website: https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/your-area/wells-city/

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 BA5 1AD. 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 BA5 1AD.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 2 closest railway stations to Wells, BA5 1AD. The nearest railway station is Castle Cary, approximately 9.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Castle Cary 9.9 miles
Bruton 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Wells, BA5 1AD. The nearest is St Joseph and St Teresa Catholic Primary School, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Joseph and St Teresa Catholic Primary School 0.5 miles
    
St Cuthbert's CofE Junior School 0.7 miles
    
St Cuthbert's Church of England Academy Infants and Pre-School 0.7 miles
    
Stoberry Park School 0.8 miles
    
Wookey Primary School 1.8 miles
    
Coxley Primary School 2.1 miles
    
Horrington Primary School 2.2 miles
    
St Lawrence's CofE Primary School 2.9 miles
    
Priddy Primary School 3.2 miles
    
Croscombe Church of England Primary School 3.4 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 7 closest secondary schools to Wells, BA5 1AD. The nearest is The Blue School, approximately 500 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Blue School 500 yards
    
St Dunstan's School 4.9 miles
    
Whitstone 5.4 miles
    
Crispin School Academy 6.6 miles
    
The Kings of Wessex Academy 6.6 miles
    
Somervale School Specialist Media Arts College 8.9 miles
    
Norton Hill Academy 9 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Wells, BA5 1AD. The nearest is Wells City Practice, approximately 0.8 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Wells City Practice 0.8 miles
Wells Health Centre Partnership 0.8 miles
Grove House Surgery 4.8 miles
Glastonbury Health Centre 5.1 miles
Glastonbury Surgery 5.3 miles
Park Medical Practice 5.3 miles
Millfield Prep School 5.3 miles
Oakhill Surgery 5.9 miles
Cheddar Medical Centre 6.5 miles
Wedmore Surgery 6.7 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Wells, BA5 1AD. The nearest is Bupa Dental Care, Wells, approximately 0.6 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 Wells, BA5 1AD. The nearest is West Mendip Community Hospital, approximately 4.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Wells, BA5 1AD. The nearest is Rogers Optical (trading as Boots Opticians), approximately 0.6 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.