Area Information for Tarnock, Axbridge, BS26 2SW

This postcode in Tarnock is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Axevale ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Wells. This page combines information for the address Tarnock, Axbridge, BS26 2SW, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BS26 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 BS26 2SW.

Basic Information

Area Type Hamlet or Isolated Dwelling
Local Authority Sedgemoor
Ward Axevale
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 Tarnock, Axbridge, BS26 2SW:

Tarnock, Axbridge, BS26 2SL
Tarnock, Axbridge, BS26 2SN
Tarnock, Axbridge, BS26 2SD
Kingsway, Tarnock, Axbridge, BS26 2SE
Chapel Road, Rooksbridge, Axbridge, BS26 2TD
Chapel Road, Rooksbridge, Axbridge, BS26 2TB

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BS26 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Tarnock, Axbridge, BS26 2SW 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 5 property sales in BS26 2SW 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 Tarnock, Axbridge 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 153
Semi-Detached 47
Terraced 3
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 5
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Caravan/Park/Temporary 4
Total 215
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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 103
Owned with Mortgage 70
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 6
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 17
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 0
Total 203

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 38
Two People 87
Three People 26
Four People 32
Five People 13
Six People 7
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 203

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 49
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 41
C2 - Skilled manual workers 34
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 17
Total 141

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.

Male 248
Female 277
Total 525

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 17
5-7 26
8-9 9
10-14 38
15 14
16-17 14
18-19 17
20-24 24
25-29 11
30-44 79
45-59 132
60-64 49
65-74 62
75-84 25
85-89 6
90+ 2
Total 525

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BS26 2SW 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 95
Married 263
Divorced 25
Separated 8
Widowed 28
Same Sex 2
Total 421

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.

Very Good 281
Good 153
Fair 64
Bad 22
Very Bad 5
Total 525

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) 138
Apprenticeship 17
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 68
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 65
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 54
No GCSEs or Equivalent 67
Other 12
Total 421

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Tarnock, Axbridge) 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 522
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Other Asian 1
Other 1
Total 525

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 486
Wales 10
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 7
Other 13
Total 525

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to BS26 2SW

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 453
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 2
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) 5
None 65

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.

Christian 388
No Religion 107
Buddhist 2
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 0
Sikh 1
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 25
Total 525

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Axevale ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 20% 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 124
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 50
Self Employed 79
Unemployed 9
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 28
Retired 62
Looking After Home or Family 18
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 13
Other 5
Total 388

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 14
Manufacturing 15
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 15
RetailInc. Wholesale 37
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 15
Accommodation and Food 17
Information and Communication 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 13
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 16
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 17
Education 31
HealthInc. Social Work 37
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 264

Tarnock, Axbridge, BS26 2SW is within the Sedgemoor North East 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 BS26 2SW
Neighbourhood Team Address Sedgemoor North East

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Below are the details of the closest services to Tarnock. 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 BS26 2SW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 7 closest railway stations to Tarnock, Axbridge, BS26 2SW. The nearest railway station is Highbridge & Burnham, approximately 4.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Highbridge & Burnham 4.8 miles
Weston Milton 5.9 miles
Weston-super-Mare 6.1 miles
Worle 6.2 miles
Yatton 9 miles
Bridgwater 11 miles
Nailsea & Backwell 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Tarnock, Axbridge, BS26 2SW. The nearest is East Brent Church of England First School, approximately 1.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
East Brent Church of England First School 1.9 miles
Weare Academy First School 2 miles
Lympsham Church of England Academy 2.7 miles
Brent Knoll Church of England Primary School 2.8 miles
Mark First and Pre-School CE Academy 3.2 miles
Axbridge Church of England First School Academy 3.6 miles
Hutton Church of England Primary School 4.1 miles
Burnham-On-Sea Community Infant School 4.3 miles
Banwell Primary School 4.3 miles
Wedmore First School Academy 4.5 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 8 closest secondary schools to Tarnock, Axbridge, BS26 2SW. The nearest is The King Alfred School an Academy, approximately 4.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The King Alfred School an Academy 4.7 miles
The Kings of Wessex Academy 5.1 miles
Winterstoke Hundred Academy 5.3 miles
Broadoak Academy 5.4 miles
Hans Price Academy 5.6 miles
Churchill Academy & Sixth Form 6 miles
Worle Community School 6.1 miles
Priory Community School 6.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Tarnock, Axbridge, BS26 2SW. The nearest is Brent Area Medical Centre, approximately 1.8 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 Tarnock, Axbridge, BS26 2SW. The nearest is Honeycomb Dental Clinic, approximately 4.2 miles 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 Tarnock, Axbridge, BS26 2SW. The nearest is Burnham On Sea Hospital, approximately 4.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Burnham On Sea Hospital 4.7 miles
Burnham On Sea War Memorial Hospital 4.7 miles
Long Fox Unit 4.9 miles
Weston General Hospital 4.9 miles
Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke 7.3 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Tarnock, Axbridge, BS26 2SW. The nearest is Orriss & Low, approximately 4.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Orriss & Low 4.2 miles
D J Bull 4.9 miles
A H Meyrick Ltd 4.9 miles
Specsavers 4.9 miles
N K Opticians 5.2 miles
Armstrong & North 6.4 miles
Carpenters Optometrists 6.5 miles
Stephen Bryson Opticians 6.5 miles
Bowen Opticians 6.5 miles
Darlingtons 6.5 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.


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Broadband in BS26 2SW

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. 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 5 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 18.1Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 26.1Mbps
Average Upload Speed 5.3Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 6.8Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) 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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