Area Information for Bower Lane, Bridgwater, TA6 4GU

Bower Lane in Bridgwater is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the King's Isle ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Bridgwater and West Somerset. This page combines information for the address Bower Lane, Bridgwater, TA6 4GU, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of TA6 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Small Town or Fringe Area
Local Authority Sedgemoor
Ward King's Isle
Constituency Bridgwater and West Somerset
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 Bower Lane, Bridgwater, TA6 4GU:

Whitfield Road, Bridgwater, TA6 4UA
Elmgrove Close, Bridgwater, TA6 4UD
Kings Road, Bridgwater, TA6 4GZ
Eldergrove Close, Bridgwater, TA6 4UG
Severn Close, Bridgwater, TA6 4EX
Ashgrove Way, Bridgwater, TA6 4UB

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about TA6 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Bower Lane, Bridgwater, TA6 4GU 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

The area containing Bower Lane, Bridgwater 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 70
Semi-Detached 39
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 4
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Caravan/Park/Temporary 3
Total 120
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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 51
Owned with Mortgage 39
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 4
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 13
Rented: Other 6
Rent Free 1
Total 114

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 20
Two People 46
Three People 21
Four People 20
Five People 4
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 114

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 9
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 23
C2 - Skilled manual workers 28
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 18
Total 78

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 Bridgwater and West Somerset constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Gender
Male 148
Female 145
Total 293

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 13
5-7 12
8-9 8
10-14 12
15 6
16-17 4
18-19 8
20-24 14
25-29 14
30-44 56
45-59 63
60-64 19
65-74 36
75-84 25
85-89 3
90+ 0
Total 293

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode TA6 4GU 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 57
Married 150
Divorced 9
Separated 11
Widowed 15
Same Sex 0
Total 242

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 123
Good 118
Fair 39
Bad 11
Very Bad 2
Total 293

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) 45
Apprenticeship 8
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 25
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 44
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 41
No GCSEs or Equivalent 70
Other 9
Total 242

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Bower Lane, Bridgwater) 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 289
Pakistani 2
Other Asian 1
Other 1
Total 293

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 266
Wales 3
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 15
Other 4
Total 293

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 TA6 4GU

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 230
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 9
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 52

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 201
No Religion 63
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 3
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 26
Total 293

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the King's Isle ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 18% 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 76
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 35
Self Employed 38
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 10
Retired 36
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 2
Total 214

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 7
Manufacturing 16
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 3
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 26
RetailInc. Wholesale 35
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 5
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 150

Bower Lane, Bridgwater, TA6 4GU is within the Sedgemoor South 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 Bower Lane
Neighbourhood Team Address Sedgemoor South East
Website: https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/your-area/sedgemoor-south-east/

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 TA6 4GU. 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 TA6 4GU.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 3 closest railway stations to Bower Lane, Bridgwater, TA6 4GU. The nearest railway station is Bridgwater, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bridgwater 1.1 miles
Highbridge & Burnham 5.4 miles
Taunton 9.8 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Bower Lane, Bridgwater, TA6 4GU. The nearest is Willowdown Primary Academy, approximately 490 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Willowdown Primary Academy 490 yards
    
Eastover Primary School 1.1 miles
    
St John and St Francis Church School 1.1 miles
    
Northgate Primary School 1.5 miles  
Kingsmoor Primary School 1.5 miles
    
Puriton Primary School 1.8 miles
    
Westover Green Community School and Autism Centre 1.9 miles
    
Hamp Nursery and Infants' School 2 miles
    
Hamp Academy 2.1 miles
    
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Bridgwater 2.1 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 5 closest secondary schools to Bower Lane, Bridgwater, TA6 4GU. The nearest is Chilton Trinity School, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Chilton Trinity School 1.5 miles  
Robert Blake Science College 1.9 miles
    
Haygrove School 2.4 miles
    
Brymore Academy 4.6 miles
    
The King Alfred School an Academy 6 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Bower Lane, Bridgwater, TA6 4GU. The nearest is Redgate Medical Centre, approximately 1.1 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 Bower Lane, Bridgwater, TA6 4GU. The nearest is mydentist, Symons Way, Bridgwater, approximately 1.2 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 4 closest hospitals to Bower Lane, Bridgwater, TA6 4GU. The nearest is Bridgwater Hospital, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bridgwater Hospital < 50 yards
Bridgwater Community Hospital 370 yards
Burnham On Sea Hospital 6.8 miles
Burnham On Sea War Memorial Hospital 6.8 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 8 closest opticians to Bower Lane, Bridgwater, TA6 4GU. The nearest is East Quay Vision Ltd, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
East Quay Vision Ltd 1.2 miles
Boots-Bridgewater 1.5 miles
Specsavers 1.6 miles
Paul White Opticians 1.6 miles
Turners Optometrists 2.1 miles
Specsavers 6.6 miles
A H Meyrick Ltd 6.6 miles
D J Bull 6.7 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.