Area Information for Castle Orchard, Pen Selwood, Wincanton, BA9 8NH
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About the Demographic Information
The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Castle Orchard, Pen Selwood, Wincanton, BA9 8NH 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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We have found one property sale in Castle Orchard 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 Castle Orchard, Pen Selwood, Wincanton 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.
|Residence in Commercial Building||1|
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%.
|Owned with Mortgage||34|
|Rented: From Council||1|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||4|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||13|
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.
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.
|AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions||27|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||22|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||17|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||6|
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 Somerton and Frome constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 47% male.
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.
Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top
The postcode BA9 8NH 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.
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.
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)||86|
|HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels||23|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||39|
|1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent||22|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||49|
Ethnic Group Embed This
This address (Castle Orchard, Pen Selwood, Wincanton) 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.
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|
|Republic of Ireland||2|
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 BA9 8NH
|Republic of Ireland||0|
|Europe (including European Union)||1|
|Middle East or Asia||0|
|North America or Caribbean||3|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||4|
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.
Economic Activity Embed This
This address within the Tower ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 17% 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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||33|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||4|
|Looking After Home or Family||7|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||5|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing||10|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||1|
|Accommodation and Food||8|
|Information and Communication||7|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||3|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||13|
|Public Administration and Defence||3|
|HealthInc. Social Work||17|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||5|
Castle Orchard, Pen Selwood, Wincanton, BA9 8NH is within the Wincanton Rural East policing neighbourhood, under the Avon and Somerset Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In April 2022, 1 crime was reported within half a mile of BA9 8NH.
|Crime:||Click here to view 1 crime committed near Castle Orchard|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Wincanton Rural East
Below are the details of the closest services to Pen Selwood. 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 BA9 8NH.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 7 closest railway stations to Castle Orchard, Pen Selwood, Wincanton, BA9 8NH. The nearest railway station is Gillingham (Dorset), approximately 4.2 miles away.
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Castle Orchard, Pen Selwood, Wincanton, BA9 8NH. The nearest is Whitesheet Church of England Primary Academy, approximately 0.7 miles away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Whitesheet Church of England Primary Academy||0.7 miles||
|St George's Church of England School, Bourton||0.8 miles||
|Milton-on-Stour Church of England Primary School||2.7 miles||
|Mere School||3 miles||
|Wyke Primary School||3.7 miles||
|Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Primary||4 miles|
|Gillingham Primary School||4 miles||
|Wincanton Primary School||4.1 miles||
|St Mary the Virgin Church of England Primary School||4.8 miles||
|Bruton Primary School||5.8 miles||
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 5 closest secondary schools to Castle Orchard, Pen Selwood, Wincanton, BA9 8NH. The nearest is Gillingham School, approximately 4.1 miles away.
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Castle Orchard, Pen Selwood, Wincanton, BA9 8NH. The nearest is The Silton Surgery, approximately 0.9 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|The Silton Surgery||0.9 miles|
|Mere Surgery||2.8 miles|
|Peacemarsh Surgery||3.2 miles|
|Gillingham Medical Practice||4.2 miles|
|Wincanton Health Centre||4.5 miles|
|Bruton Surgery||5.6 miles|
|Templecombe Surgery||6.8 miles|
|Millbrook Surgery - Castle Cary||8.1 miles|
|The Blackmore Vale Partnership||8.2 miles|
|Hindon Surgery||8.7 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Castle Orchard, Pen Selwood, Wincanton, BA9 8NH. The nearest is Mere Dental Practice, approximately 2.9 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Mere Dental Practice||2.9 miles|
|Bupa Dental Care, Gillingham||3.2 miles|
|Wincanton Dental Practice||3.8 miles|
|George Mexias and Geoffrey Worrall||3.9 miles|
|The Wincanton Smile Centre||3.9 miles|
|Church Street Dental Surgery||4 miles|
|mydentist, Lanark Villas, Gillingham||4.1 miles|
|The Bruton Dental Practice Ltd||5.7 miles|
|RGA Carnall & Associates||7.9 miles|
|Bramcote Dental Practice||8 miles|
Listed here are the 2 closest hospitals to Castle Orchard, Pen Selwood, Wincanton, BA9 8NH. The nearest is Wincanton Community Hospital, approximately 4.2 miles away.
Listed here are the 8 closest opticians to Castle Orchard, Pen Selwood, Wincanton, BA9 8NH. The nearest is L & M Wincanton Limited, approximately 4 miles away.
|L & M Wincanton Limited||4 miles|
|Robert Frith Optometrists||4 miles|
|Sarah Gibson Optometrist||4 miles|
|Robert Frith Opticians Ltd||4 miles|
|Robert Frith Opticians (Wessex) Ltd||7.9 miles|
|S H Harrold (1937) Ltd||7.9 miles|
|EyeStyle Centre Opticians Ltd||7.9 miles|
|Robert Frith Optometrists||8 miles|
* 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.