Living In Somerset

Somerset Overview

Somerset Population

Up to 14 yrs
88,700
Aged 15-24 yrs
60,500
Aged 25-44 yrs
124,400
Aged 45-64 yrs
144,400
Aged 65 yrs plus
104,600
Total for Somerset
522,600

Source: ONS 2007

Somerset Average House Prices

October 2009
£187,951

Source: Land Registry Data

Travel to Work

In Somerset 61.3% of the working population travel less than 3 miles to work without the congestion experienced in major cities.

Source: ONS

Somerset Average Earnings (By Residence)

2008
£26,471

Source: Annual Survey of Earning (ASHE)

West Somerset

Predominantly rural in character which includes 32 miles of coastline and with tourism being the most significant commercial activity. Most of the district falls within the Exmoor National Park and the Quantock hills AONB. Main access routes into the area via Taunton and Bridgwater.

District and Main Town Population

West Somerset
35,200
Minehead
10,200

Source: ONS

Average Earnings (By Residence)

2008
£26,825

Source: Annual Survey of Earning (ASHE)

Schools

These schools represent a selection of the larger secondary (state and independet) schools and colleges. For the full list of state schools please see www.six.somerset.gov.uk/sixv3/schinfo.

Minehead Middle School
Minehead
West Somerset Community College (FE & 6th Form)
Minehead
WSCC Skills & Enterprise Centre
Minehead
Danesfield Church of England School
Williton
Dulverton Middle & Community School
Dulverton

Sedgemoor

Bridgwater Carnival hosts the largest illuminated carnival in Europe! Sedgemoor offers rural towns, seaside resorts, historic wetlands and the steep limestone escarpment that is Cheddar Gorge. There are multiple access points to the M5 motorway, fast intercity rail links and International airports within easy reach.

District and Main Town Population

Sedgemoor
112,000
Bridgwater
41,000

Source: ONS

Average Earnings (By Residence)

Sedgemoor
£27,600

Source: Annual Survey of Earning (ASHE)

Schools

These schools represent a selection of the larger secondary (state and independet) schools and colleges. For the full list of state schools please see www.six.somerset.gov.uk/sixv3/schinfo.

Haygrove School
Bridgwater
Chilton Trinity Technology College
Bridgwater
The King Alfred School
Highbridge
The Kings of Wessex School
Cheddar
Bridgwater College (FE)
Bridgwater

Taunton Deane

The heart of Somerset, the area is home to the Blackdown, Brendon and Quantock hills and is the gateway to the Exmoor National Park. The county town of Taunton is located on the intersection of the M5 and key trunk roads with the main raillink to London (2 hrs). Bristol and Exeter International Airports are 30-45 minutes away..

District and Main Town Population

Taunton Deane
108,000
Taunton
60,000

Source: ONS

Average Earnings (By Residence)

Taunton Deane
£26,238

Source: Annual Survey of Earning (ASHE)

Schools

These schools represent a selection of the larger secondary (state and independet) schools and colleges. For the full list of state schools please see www.six.somerset.gov.uk/sixv3/schinfo.

The Castle School
Taunton
Heathfield Community School
Taunton
Court Fields Community School
Wellington
King's Taunton (Ind)
Taunton
Wellington School (Ind)
Wellington
Somerset College of Arts and Technology
Taunton

Mendip

Home to the Glastonbury Festival, the Mendip area includes 5 market towns, great walks and views from the Mendip Hills and the Somerset levels with a very strong mix of Secondary and Independent Schools. Bristol and Bath are 30-45 minutes away.

District and Main Town Population

Mendip
109,000
Frome
31,000

Source: ONS

Average Earnings (By Residence)

Mendip
£27,285

Source: Annual Survey of Earning (ASHE)

Schools

These schools represent a selection of the larger secondary (state and independet) schools and colleges. For the full list of state schools please see www.six.somerset.gov.uk/sixv3/schinfo.

The Blue School
Wells
Frome Community College
Frome
Crispin School
Street
Millfield (Ind)
Street
Wells Cathedral School (Ind)
Wells
Strode College (FE)
Street

South Somerset

South Somerset embraces many exquisite country houses, roman villas and ancient hill fort settlements within some of the most extensive rural areas of Somerset. There is good access to the South & East via fast rail links and the A303 and is only 40 minutes from the south coast.

District and Main Town Population

South Somerset
157,800
Yeovil
51,500

Source: ONS

Average Earnings (By Residence)

South Somerset
£25,329

Source: Annual Survey of Earning (ASHE)

Schools

These schools represent a selection of the larger secondary (state and independet) schools and colleges. For the full list of state schools please see www.six.somerset.gov.uk/sixv3/schinfo.

Preston School
Yeovil
Westfield Community School
Yeovil
Holyrood Community School
Chard
Huish Episcopi
Langport
Sexey's School
Bruton
Yeovil College (FE)
Yeovil