Area Information for Barkham Close, Wells, BA5 2XU

Barkham Close 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 Barkham Close, Wells, BA5 2XU, 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 2XU.

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 Barkham Close, Wells, BA5 2XU:

Woodbury Avenue, Wells, BA5 2XP
Woodbury Avenue, Wells, BA5 2XW
Manning Close, Wells, BA5 2XT
Woodbury Close, Wells, BA5 2XS
Woodbury Avenue, Wells, BA5 2XN
Bath Road, Wells, BA5 2DW

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 Barkham Close, Wells, BA5 2XU 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 16 property sales in Barkham Close 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 Barkham Close, 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 23
Semi-Detached 91
Terraced 18
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 133
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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 71
Owned with Mortgage 36
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 15
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 1
Total 126

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 39
Two People 48
Three People 19
Four People 17
Five People 2
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 126

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 18
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 17
C2 - Skilled manual workers 18
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 11
Total 64

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 44% male.

Gender
Male 122
Female 154
Total 276

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 12
5-7 8
8-9 9
10-14 16
15 1
16-17 8
18-19 7
20-24 3
25-29 7
30-44 50
45-59 39
60-64 19
65-74 48
75-84 35
85-89 12
90+ 2
Total 276

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BA5 2XU 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 53
Married 135
Divorced 19
Separated 4
Widowed 19
Same Sex 0
Total 230

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 114
Good 96
Fair 57
Bad 8
Very Bad 1
Total 276

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) 76
Apprenticeship 17
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 30
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 33
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 21
No GCSEs or Equivalent 48
Other 5
Total 230

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Barkham Close, 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 271
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Other Asian 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 1
Total 276

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 251
Wales 8
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 5
Other 5
Total 276

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 2XU

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 222
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 5
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 48

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 197
No Religion 54
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 21
Total 276

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 - 18% 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 53
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 33
Self Employed 16
Unemployed 10
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 11
Retired 52
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 3
Total 181

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 12
RetailInc. Wholesale 17
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 16
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 107

Barkham Close, Wells, BA5 2XU 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, 5 crimes were reported within half a mile of BA5 2XU.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 5 crimes committed near Barkham Close
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 2XU. 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 2XU.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 2 closest railway stations to Barkham Close, Wells, BA5 2XU. The nearest railway station is Castle Cary, approximately 9.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Castle Cary 9.1 miles
Bruton 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Barkham Close, Wells, BA5 2XU. The nearest is Stoberry Park School, approximately 620 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Stoberry Park School 620 yards
    
St Joseph and St Teresa Catholic Primary School 0.6 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 2.4 miles
    
Coxley Primary School 2.6 miles
    
Wookey Primary School 2.8 miles
    
Bowlish Infant School 3.5 miles
    
Priddy Primary School 3.8 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 7 closest secondary schools to Barkham Close, Wells, BA5 2XU. The nearest is The Blue School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Blue School 0.8 miles
    
Whitstone 4.3 miles
    
St Dunstan's School 5.4 miles
    
Crispin School Academy 7 miles
    
The Kings of Wessex Academy 7.6 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 Barkham Close, Wells, BA5 2XU. The nearest is Wells City Practice, approximately 1 mile 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 Barkham Close, Wells, BA5 2XU. The nearest is Bupa Dental Care, Wells, approximately half a mile 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 Barkham Close, Wells, BA5 2XU. The nearest is Shepton Mallet Community Hospital, approximately 3.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Barkham Close, Wells, BA5 2XU. 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 2XU

This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

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 9 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 24.9Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 54.8Mbps
Average Upload Speed 4.1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 10Mbps
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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