Area Information for Polsham, Wells, BA5 1RS

This postcode in Polsham is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Wookey and St Cuthbert Out West ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Wells. This page combines information for the address Polsham, Wells, BA5 1RS, 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Hamlet or Isolated Dwelling
Local Authority Mendip
Ward Wookey and St Cuthbert Out 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 Polsham, Wells, BA5 1RS:

Polsham, Wells, BA5 1RR
Polsham, Wells, BA5 1RP
Ash Hay Drove, Wookey, Wells, BA5 1NT
Swanshard Lane, Wookey, Wells, BA5 1NW
Polsham, Wells, BA5 1RW
Godney, Wells, BA5 1RU

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 Polsham, Wells, BA5 1RS 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 Polsham, Wells 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 71
Semi-Detached 26
Terraced 18
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 1
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 117
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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 61
Owned with Mortgage 37
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 10
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 1
Total 114

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 27
Two People 51
Three People 13
Four People 14
Five People 3
Six People 4
Seven People 1
8+ People 1
Total 114

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 27
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 16
C2 - Skilled manual workers 22
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6
Total 71

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 52% male.

Gender
Male 147
Female 133
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 16
5-7 7
8-9 8
10-14 11
15 2
16-17 8
18-19 3
20-24 13
25-29 5
30-44 45
45-59 71
60-64 26
65-74 46
75-84 15
85-89 3
90+ 1
Total 280

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BA5 1RS 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 49
Married 152
Divorced 14
Separated 5
Widowed 16
Same Sex 0
Total 236

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 143
Good 88
Fair 37
Bad 10
Very Bad 2
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) 88
Apprenticeship 11
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 29
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 46
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 15
No GCSEs or Equivalent 44
Other 3
Total 236

Ethnic Group Embed This

Polsham, 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 exclusively 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 280
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 259
Wales 4
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 0
Other 7
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 1RS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 240
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 37

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 163
No Religion 77
Buddhist 2
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 11
Not Stated 27
Total 280

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Wookey and St Cuthbert Out West ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 22% 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 64
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 28
Self Employed 48
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 9
Retired 51
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 4
Total 217

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 12
Manufacturing 16
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 14
RetailInc. Wholesale 19
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 12
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 10
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 143

Polsham, Wells, BA5 1RS is within the Wells Rural 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, 1 crime was reported within 1 mile of BA5 1RS.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 1 crime committed near BA5 1RS
Neighbourhood Team Address Wells Rural
Website: https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/your-area/wells-rural/

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 Polsham. 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 1RS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 3 closest railway stations to Polsham, Wells, BA5 1RS. The nearest railway station is Castle Cary, approximately 9.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Castle Cary 9.9 miles
Highbridge & Burnham 12 miles
Bruton 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Polsham, Wells, BA5 1RS. The nearest is Coxley Primary School, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 6 closest secondary schools to Polsham, Wells, BA5 1RS. The nearest is St Dunstan's School, approximately 2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Dunstan's School 2 miles
    
The Blue School 3.2 miles
    
Crispin School Academy 3.7 miles
    
The Kings of Wessex Academy 7.1 miles
    
Whitstone 7.3 miles
    
Ansford Academy 11 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Polsham, Wells, BA5 1RS. The nearest is Glastonbury Health Centre, approximately 2.3 miles 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 Polsham, Wells, BA5 1RS. The nearest is Glastonbury Dental Access Centre, approximately 2.3 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 4 closest hospitals to Polsham, Wells, BA5 1RS. The nearest is West Mendip Community Hospital, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Polsham, Wells, BA5 1RS. The nearest is Robert Frith Optometrists, approximately 2.3 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.