Area Information for Wells, BA5 2PL

This postcode in Wells is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Wells Central ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Wells. This page combines information for the address Wells, BA5 2PL, 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 December 1990. 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 Central
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 2PL:

Chamberlain Street, Wells, BA5 2PQ
Chamberlain Street, Wells, BA5 2PJ
Henderson Place, Wells, BA5 2QJ
Melbourne House Mews, Wells, BA5 2PG
Priest Row, Wells, BA5 2PY
Monmouth Court, Union Street, Wells, BA5 2PX

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 2PL 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 16
Semi-Detached 18
Terraced 46
Flat (Purpose-Built) 19
Flat (Converted) 34
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 134
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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 54
Owned with Mortgage 20
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 26
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 12
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 3
Total 122

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 71
Two People 28
Three People 7
Four People 12
Five People 2
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 122

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 18
C2 - Skilled manual workers 8
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 19
Total 62

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 45% male.

Gender
Male 101
Female 124
Total 225

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 7
5-7 4
8-9 3
10-14 14
15 2
16-17 12
18-19 4
20-24 7
25-29 2
30-44 26
45-59 48
60-64 16
65-74 36
75-84 28
85-89 12
90+ 4
Total 225

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BA5 2PL 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 61
Married 78
Divorced 26
Separated 2
Widowed 28
Same Sex 0
Total 195

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 105
Good 65
Fair 43
Bad 10
Very Bad 2
Total 225

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) 74
Apprenticeship 10
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 13
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 36
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 16
No GCSEs or Equivalent 40
Other 6
Total 195

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 223
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Other 1
Total 225

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 186
Wales 4
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 5
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 7
Other 20
Total 225

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 2PL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 166
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 6
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 13
None 41

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 150
No Religion 47
Buddhist 2
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 24
Total 225

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Wells Central ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 15% 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 31
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 17
Self Employed 23
Unemployed 9
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 10
Retired 36
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 10
Other 5
Total 151

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
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 5
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 18
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 7
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 1
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 5
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 71

Wells, BA5 2PL 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, 39 crimes were reported within half a mile of BA5 2PL.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 39 crimes committed near BA5 2PL
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 2PL. 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 2PL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 2 closest railway stations to Wells, BA5 2PL. The nearest railway station is Castle Cary, approximately 9.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Castle Cary 9.4 miles
Bruton 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Wells, BA5 2PL. The nearest is St Joseph and St Teresa Catholic Primary School, approximately 160 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Joseph and St Teresa Catholic Primary School 160 yards
    
Stoberry Park School 0.5 miles
    
St Cuthbert's CofE Junior School 0.5 miles
    
St Cuthbert's Church of England Academy Infants and Pre-School 0.6 miles
    
Horrington Primary School 1.9 miles
    
Coxley Primary School 2 miles
    
Wookey Primary School 2.1 miles
    
Croscombe Church of England Primary School 2.9 miles
    
St Lawrence's CofE Primary School 3.4 miles
    
Priddy Primary School 3.6 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 7 closest secondary schools to Wells, BA5 2PL. The nearest is The Blue School, approximately 470 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Blue School 470 yards
    
St Dunstan's School 4.9 miles
    
Whitstone 4.9 miles
    
Crispin School Academy 6.5 miles
    
The Kings of Wessex Academy 7.2 miles
    
Somervale School Specialist Media Arts College 8.7 miles
    
Norton Hill Academy 8.8 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Wells, BA5 2PL. The nearest is Wells City Practice, approximately 860 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 Wells, BA5 2PL. The nearest is Rock House Dental Practice, approximately 350 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 5 closest hospitals to Wells, BA5 2PL. The nearest is Shepton Mallet Community Hospital, approximately 4 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Wells, BA5 2PL. The nearest is Rogers Optical (trading as Boots Opticians), approximately 180 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.