Area Information for West Lydford, Somerton, TA11 6DS

This postcode in West Lydford is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Butleigh and Baltonsborough ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Somerton and Frome. This page combines information for the address West Lydford, Somerton, TA11 6DS, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of TA11 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 TA11 6DS.

Basic Information

Area Type Hamlet or Isolated Dwelling
Local Authority Mendip
Ward Butleigh and Baltonsborough
Constituency Somerton and Frome
Region South West
Country England


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about West Lydford, Somerton, TA11 6DS 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 6 property sales in TA11 6DS 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 West Lydford, Somerton 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 136
Semi-Detached 57
Terraced 10
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 2
Caravan/Park/Temporary 8
Total 213
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 97
Owned with Mortgage 82
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 13
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 6
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 26
Two People 107
Three People 30
Four People 27
Five People 6
Six People 6
Seven People 1
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 35
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 51
C2 - Skilled manual workers 36
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 17
Total 139

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 51% male.

Gender
Male 261
Female 250
Total 511

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 23
5-7 16
8-9 15
10-14 23
15 4
16-17 14
18-19 12
20-24 12
25-29 7
30-44 94
45-59 132
60-64 56
65-74 57
75-84 34
85-89 9
90+ 3
Total 511

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode TA11 6DS 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 87
Married 282
Divorced 31
Separated 5
Widowed 25
Same Sex 0
Total 430

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 266
Good 169
Fair 57
Bad 15
Very Bad 4
Total 511

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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 154
Apprenticeship 10
2+ A Levels 54
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 83
1-4 GCSEs 44
No GCSEs 77
Other 8
Total 430

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (West Lydford, Somerton) 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 507
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Indian 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 511

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 459
Wales 3
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 10
Other 29
Total 511

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 TA11 6DS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 419
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 5
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 6
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 5
None 82

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 325
No Religion 125
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 5
Not Stated 55
Total 511

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Butleigh and Baltonsborough 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 118
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 37
Self Employed 78
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 27
Retired 86
Looking After Home or Family 11
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 7
Other 13
Total 384

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 16
Manufacturing 26
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 21
RetailInc. Wholesale 40
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 8
Real Estate 7
Professional, Scientific and Technical 21
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 15
Education 26
HealthInc. Social Work 20
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 14
Total 242

West Lydford, Somerton, TA11 6DS is within the Street 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 TA11 6DS
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Below are the details of the closest services to West Lydford. 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 TA11 6DS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 7 closest railway stations to West Lydford, Somerton, TA11 6DS. The nearest railway station is Castle Cary, approximately 5.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Castle Cary 5.3 miles
Bruton 8.7 miles
Yeovil Pen Mill 9.2 miles
Yeovil Junction 11 miles
Sherborne 11 miles
Templecombe 11 miles
Thornford 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to West Lydford, Somerton, TA11 6DS. The nearest is Keinton Mandeville Primary School, approximately 680 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 5 closest secondary schools to West Lydford, Somerton, TA11 6DS. The nearest is Crispin School Academy, approximately 5.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Crispin School Academy 5.5 miles
    
Ansford Academy 5.6 miles
    
St Dunstan's School 6.3 miles
    
Sexey's School 7.9 miles
    
Huish Episcopi Academy 8.2 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to West Lydford, Somerton, TA11 6DS. The nearest is Buttercross Health Centre, approximately 4.2 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 9 closest dentists to West Lydford, Somerton, TA11 6DS. The nearest is Apex Dental Group Somerton, approximately 4.1 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 1 closest hospitals to West Lydford, Somerton, TA11 6DS. The nearest is West Mendip Community Hospital, approximately 6.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
West Mendip Community Hospital 6.4 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 7 closest opticians to West Lydford, Somerton, TA11 6DS. The nearest is David Kneebone Opticians, approximately 4.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
David Kneebone Opticians 4.1 miles
Robert Frith Optometrists 5.5 miles
Eye Tech Opticians 5.6 miles
Specsavers Opticians 5.6 miles
Boots-Street 5.6 miles
Robert Frith Optometrists 5.9 miles
Earlam & Christopher 8.6 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 TA11 6DS

The maximum speed reported in this postcode is over 20Mbps, a fast connection. At this speed gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing can generally be done without noticeable slowdown. A small number of devices will be able to share the connection simultaneously, although some slowdown may occur during evenings.

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 1 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 16.9Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 30.8Mbps
Average Upload Speed 3.5Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 7Mbps
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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%
 

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