Area Information for Castle Cary, BA7 7HN

This postcode in Castle Cary is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Cary ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Somerton and Frome. This page combines information for the address Castle Cary, BA7 7HN, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BA7 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 October 2012. 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 Small Town or Fringe Area
Local Authority South Somerset
Ward Cary
Constituency Somerton and Frome
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 Castle Cary, BA7 7HN:

North Side, Castle Cary, BA7 7HX
Cumnock Road, Castle Cary, BA7 7FE
Ancastle Terrace, Castle Cary, BA7 7HU
Olympic Drive, Castle Cary, BA7 7GB
Cumnock Road, Castle Cary, BA7 7HW
North Street, Castle Cary, BA7 7AZ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BA7 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Castle Cary, BA7 7HN 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 14
Semi-Detached 10
Terraced 50
Flat (Purpose-Built) 41
Flat (Converted) 4
Total 119
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Castle Cary contains a higher than average level of social housing - 71% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 12
Owned with Mortgage 8
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 8
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 64
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 7
Rent Free 3
Total 102

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 61
Two People 21
Three People 6
Four People 8
Five People 5
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 102

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 7
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 10
C2 - Skilled manual workers 8
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 10
Total 35

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Cary ward however contains significantly more women than average (58%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.

Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.

Gender
Male 80
Female 112
Total 192

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 14
5-7 4
8-9 3
10-14 10
15 3
16-17 4
18-19 5
20-24 2
25-29 1
30-44 26
45-59 24
60-64 11
65-74 33
75-84 30
85-89 17
90+ 5
Total 192

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of BA7 7HN the number widowed residents is high - 19% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

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 31
Married 63
Divorced 22
Separated 5
Widowed 37
Same Sex 0
Total 158

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.

However, this area of the Cary ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (60%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 53
Good 62
Fair 59
Bad 14
Very Bad 4
Total 192

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

BA7 7HN and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 54% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into 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) 28
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 9
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 11
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 14
No GCSEs or Equivalent 85
Other 9
Total 158

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Castle Cary) 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 191
Black African 1
Total 192

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 182
Wales 3
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 0
Other 5
Total 192

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 BA7 7HN

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 122
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 3
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 68

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 121
No Religion 48
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 23
Total 192

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Cary ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 32% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 20
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 14
Self Employed 7
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 9
Retired 34
Looking After Home or Family 2
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 13
Other 4
Total 106

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 3
Manufacturing 6
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 7
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1
Administration 1
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 43

Castle Cary, BA7 7HN is within the Wincanton Rural West 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 BA7 7HN
Neighbourhood Team Address Wincanton Rural West
Website: https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/your-area/wincanton-rural-west/

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 BA7 7HN. 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 BA7 7HN.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 7 closest railway stations to Castle Cary, BA7 7HN. The nearest railway station is Castle Cary, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Castle Cary 0.8 miles
Bruton 3 miles
Templecombe 7.4 miles
Sherborne 11 miles
Gillingham (Dorset) 12 miles
Yeovil Pen Mill 12 miles
Yeovil Junction 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Castle Cary, BA7 7HN. The nearest is Castle Cary Community Primary School, approximately 770 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 4 closest secondary schools to Castle Cary, BA7 7HN. The nearest is Ansford Academy, approximately 550 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Ansford Academy 550 yards
    
Sexey's School 2.2 miles
    
King Arthur's School 4.4 miles
    
Whitstone 6.9 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Castle Cary, BA7 7HN. The nearest is Millbrook Surgery - Castle Cary, approximately 760 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 6 closest dentists to Castle Cary, BA7 7HN. The nearest is Bramcote Dental Practice, approximately 530 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 Castle Cary, BA7 7HN. The nearest is Wincanton Community Hospital, approximately 4.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 5 closest opticians to Castle Cary, BA7 7HN. The nearest is Robert Frith Optometrists, approximately 490 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.