Area Information for Woodacre, Wells, BA5 2TE

Woodacre 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 Woodacre, Wells, BA5 2TE, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for BA5 2TE.

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 Woodacre, Wells, BA5 2TE:

Lewmond Avenue, Wells, BA5 2TS
North Road, Wells, BA5 2TL
Little Entry, Wells, BA5 2TP
Kippax Avenue, Wells, BA5 2TT
St. Thomas Terrace, Wells, BA5 2XG
North Grove, Wells, BA5 2TD

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 Woodacre, Wells, BA5 2TE 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 12 property sales in Woodacre 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 Woodacre, 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 90
Semi-Detached 35
Terraced 14
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 141
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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 98
Owned with Mortgage 32
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5
Rent Free 1
Total 137

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 34
Two People 68
Three People 11
Four People 17
Five People 6
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 137

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 30
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 18
C2 - Skilled manual workers 7
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 7
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 47% male.

Gender
Male 144
Female 163
Total 307

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 10
5-7 12
8-9 3
10-14 15
15 4
16-17 6
18-19 2
20-24 8
25-29 9
30-44 28
45-59 65
60-64 23
65-74 54
75-84 47
85-89 15
90+ 6
Total 307

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of BA5 2TE there is a very large concentration of residents that are married - 60% of the resident population. On average, around 47% of census respondents were single. Areas with large married populations are often in suburban settings. They may have a larger number of children if they are couples start families, but this is also often an indicator of an area popular with retirees, particularly where the amount of widowed people is also high. Residents of these areas tend to be more affluent and settled than areas with high concentrations of single people.

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 185
Divorced 12
Separated 2
Widowed 18
Same Sex 0
Total 263

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 111
Fair 39
Bad 11
Very Bad 3
Total 307

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Woodacre and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 52% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% of census respondents fall in to this category.

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) 138
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 26
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 32
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 25
No GCSEs or Equivalent 26
Other 11
Total 263

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Woodacre, 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 98% 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 302
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Indian 1
Other Asian 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 307

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 275
Wales 5
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 3
Other 14
Total 307

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 2TE

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 261
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 4
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 38

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 206
No Religion 77
Buddhist 1
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 20
Total 307

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Wells St Thomas' ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 17% 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 59
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 26
Self Employed 33
Unemployed 0
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 7
Retired 63
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 1
Total 195

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
Manufacturing 12
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 14
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 2
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 17
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 22
HealthInc. Social Work 16
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 119

Woodacre, Wells, BA5 2TE 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.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Woodacre
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 2TE. 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 2TE.

Nearest Railway Stations

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

Name Approximate Distance*
Castle Cary 9.4 miles
Bruton 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Woodacre, Wells, BA5 2TE. The nearest is Stoberry Park School, approximately 230 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Stoberry Park School 230 yards
    
St Joseph and St Teresa Catholic Primary School 0.5 miles
    
St Cuthbert's CofE Junior School 1.1 miles
    
St Cuthbert's Church of England Academy Infants and Pre-School 1.2 miles
    
Horrington Primary School 1.3 miles
    
Croscombe Church of England Primary School 2.6 miles
    
Coxley Primary School 2.6 miles
    
Wookey Primary School 2.7 miles
    
Priddy Primary School 3.5 miles
    
St Lawrence's CofE Primary School 3.7 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 7 closest secondary schools to Woodacre, Wells, BA5 2TE. The nearest is The Blue School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Blue School 0.7 miles
    
Whitstone 4.5 miles
    
St Dunstan's School 5.5 miles
    
Crispin School Academy 7.1 miles
    
The Kings of Wessex Academy 7.4 miles
    
Somervale School Specialist Media Arts College 8.1 miles
    
Norton Hill Academy 8.2 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Woodacre, Wells, BA5 2TE. The nearest is Wells City Practice, approximately 1.1 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 Woodacre, Wells, BA5 2TE. The nearest is Bupa Dental Care, Wells, approximately 700 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 Woodacre, Wells, BA5 2TE. The nearest is Shepton Mallet Community Hospital, approximately 3.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Woodacre, Wells, BA5 2TE. The nearest is Vision Express (UK) Ltd, 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.


 

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Broadband in BA5 2TE

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Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 5 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 54.4Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 79.7Mbps
Average Upload Speed 12.4Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%
 

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