Area Information for Butchers Lane, Shapwick, Bridgwater, TA7 9LY

Butchers Lane in Shapwick is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the East Polden ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Bridgwater and West Somerset. This page combines information for the address Butchers Lane, Shapwick, Bridgwater, TA7 9LY, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of TA7 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 TA7 9LY.

Basic Information

Area Type Village
Local Authority Sedgemoor
Ward East Polden
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 Butchers Lane, Shapwick, Bridgwater, TA7 9LY:

Blacksmiths Lane, Shapwick, Bridgwater, TA7 9LZ
Lawn Lane, Shapwick, Bridgwater, TA7 9LU
Shapwick, Bridgwater, TA7 9NF
Mill Lane, Shapwick, Bridgwater, TA7 9ND
Vicarage Lane, Shapwick, Bridgwater, TA7 9LR
Main Road, Shapwick, Bridgwater, TA7 9LP

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about TA7 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Butchers Lane, Shapwick, Bridgwater, TA7 9LY 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 one property sale in Butchers Lane 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 Butchers Lane, Shapwick, 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 103
Semi-Detached 66
Terraced 31
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 202
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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 86
Owned with Mortgage 73
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 12
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 6
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 7
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 6
Total 194

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 43
Two People 80
Three People 29
Four People 35
Five People 6
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 194

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 52
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 34
C2 - Skilled manual workers 26
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 22
Total 134

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.

Male 272
Female 264
Total 536

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 19
5-7 17
8-9 12
10-14 62
15 18
16-17 25
18-19 13
20-24 16
25-29 16
30-44 65
45-59 126
60-64 47
65-74 60
75-84 27
85-89 11
90+ 2
Total 536

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode TA7 9LY 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 94
Married 246
Divorced 39
Separated 2
Widowed 27
Same Sex 0
Total 408

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 285
Good 163
Fair 67
Bad 19
Very Bad 2
Total 536

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) 158
Apprenticeship 18
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 37
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 65
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 48
No GCSEs or Equivalent 69
Other 13
Total 408

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Butchers Lane, Shapwick, 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 528
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Chinese 1
Other 1
Total 536

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 490
Wales 12
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 5
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 6
Other 15
Total 536

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 TA7 9LY

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 438
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 5
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 7
None 88

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 324
No Religion 142
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 68
Total 536

Economic Activity Embed This

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) 55
Self Employed 48
Unemployed 9
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 36
Retired 65
Looking After Home or Family 16
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 10
Other 5
Total 368

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 9
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 23
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 12
RetailInc. Wholesale 43
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 18
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 42
HealthInc. Social Work 36
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 235

Butchers Lane, Shapwick, Bridgwater, TA7 9LY 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 Butchers Lane
Neighbourhood Team Address Sedgemoor South East

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Below are the details of the closest services to Shapwick. 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 TA7 9LY.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 2 closest railway stations to Butchers Lane, Shapwick, Bridgwater, TA7 9LY. The nearest railway station is Bridgwater, approximately 6.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bridgwater 6.8 miles
Highbridge & Burnham 8.2 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Butchers Lane, Shapwick, Bridgwater, TA7 9LY. The nearest is Ashcott Primary School, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Ashcott Primary School 1.1 miles
Catcott Primary School 1.8 miles
Walton Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School 2.9 miles
Meare Village Primary School 3.3 miles
Brookside Community Primary School 3.9 miles
Middlezoy Primary School 4.1 miles
Hindhayes Infant School 4.3 miles
High Ham Church of England Primary School 4.3 miles
Westonzoyland Community Primary School 4.4 miles
Elmhurst Junior School 4.4 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 8 closest secondary schools to Butchers Lane, Shapwick, Bridgwater, TA7 9LY. The nearest is Crispin School Academy, approximately 4.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Crispin School Academy 4.4 miles
St Dunstan's School 5.1 miles
Huish Episcopi Academy 6.9 miles
Robert Blake Science College 7.5 miles
Chilton Trinity School 7.6 miles  
Haygrove School 8.3 miles
The King Alfred School an Academy 9 miles
The Blue School 9.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Butchers Lane, Shapwick, Bridgwater, TA7 9LY. The nearest is Edington Surgery, approximately 2.1 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 Butchers Lane, Shapwick, Bridgwater, TA7 9LY. The nearest is Family Dental Practice, approximately 4 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 3 closest hospitals to Butchers Lane, Shapwick, Bridgwater, TA7 9LY. The nearest is Bridgwater Community Hospital, approximately 6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bridgwater Community Hospital 6 miles
West Mendip Community Hospital 6 miles
Bridgwater Hospital 6.2 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Butchers Lane, Shapwick, Bridgwater, TA7 9LY. The nearest is Boots-Street, approximately 4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-Street 4 miles
Specsavers Opticians 4.1 miles
Eye Tech Opticians 4.2 miles
Robert Frith Optometrists 5.3 miles
Earlam & Christopher 6.8 miles
East Quay Vision Ltd 7.2 miles
David Kneebone Opticians 7.3 miles
Boots-Bridgewater 7.4 miles
Paul White Opticians 7.4 miles
Specsavers 7.4 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.