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East Quay, Bridgwater, TA6 4DB | Demographic profile

East Quay is in a fairly typical neighbourhood popular with families

Demographic data is collected by the Office for National Statistics in the census, the most recent of which took place in 2015. This information is grouped into small geographic areas a few streets in size.

National politics

    Bridgwater and West Somerset Co is represented by the Conservative party.

 
Conservative

National (General) Election 2017

55.11%
Conservative
28.6%
Labour
10.87%
Lib Dem
3.61%
UKIP
1.82%
Green
Voting margin 26.51%
Voting turnout 65.0%

East Quay falls within the parliamentary constituency of Bridgwater and West Somerset Co, represented by the Conservative MP, Ian Liddell-Grainger. At the last general election the Conservative Party won control with a majority of 15,448 votes over the Labour Party. A breakdown of voting at the last election is shown above.

Population

  • 1529 people living in the immediate local area as of the 2011 census
low density urban

The most recent data we have available indicates that the area around East Quay is fairly densely populated, with 1529 people living in the neighbourhood.

While population density on its own doesn’t mean a huge deal, a fairly densely populated area might mean that you’re more likely to experience issues like noise or congestion caused by local traffic. However, it also might mean that key services and facilities are more accessible, located where the largest number of people can reach them.

Average age of local residents

  • Slightly younger than the National average of 39
37 years old
6%
6%
0-4
6%
6%
5-9
6%
7%
10-15
4%
4%
16-19
6%
5%
20-24
6%
8%
25-29
19%
22%
30-44
25%
24%
45-64
17%
13%
65+

Population breakdown by age range

  • National Average
  • This Area

Popularity with families

  • Popular with young families
Family

The area around East Quay is popular with young families. There is an even split between single people and married couples.

Ethnic Group

  • White British, with a mix of White (other) and Black Caribbean
Ethnicity

The most recent census data on ethnicity indicates that most people living within the area are White British, with a mix of White (other) and Black Caribbean around this.

Income

  • Average household income is slightly lower than the National average
28k
Average annual income

Deprivation indices indicate this is generally a fairly average area. At the same time, local households have an income slightly lower than the National average.

Deprivation

  • Sedgemoor is a fairly typical area in terms of household income, employment and access to opportunities
average

Data released by the government each year indicates that this part of Sedgemoor is a fairly typical area in terms of household income, employment and access to opportunities

This information is modelled on the Indices of Multiple Deprivation, a national dataset compiled by the department for Communities and Local Government. This ranks neighbourhoods from ‘best’ to ‘worst’ across a number of criteria including access to employment, life expectancy, income and health. While this might be a simplistic way of viewing things, there is a strong relationship between an area’s IMD ranking and its desirability as a place to live.

Industry of employment

  • Most popular sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, and Property
Manufacturing
Manufacturing

Typical industries in which local people are employed include Manufacturing, Retail, and Property

Travel to work

  • Most popular travel methods: Car and Cycling
Car
Car

Most people travel to their workplace by Car (67%) and Cycling (11%)

Average age of local residents

  • Slightly younger than the South West region average of 41
37 years old
5%
6%
0-4
5%
6%
5-9
7%
7%
10-15
4%
4%
16-19
5%
5%
20-24
5%
8%
25-29
21%
22%
30-44
25%
24%
45-64
18%
13%
65+

Population breakdown by age range

  • South West region Average
  • This Area

Income

  • Average household income is slightly lower than the South West region average
28k
Average annual income

Deprivation indices indicate this is generally a fairly average area. At the same time, local households have an income slightly lower than the South West region average.

Deprivation

  • Sedgemoor scores poorly in official government deprivation statistics compared to other places in South West
average

Data released by the government each year indicates that this part of Sedgemoor is a fairly typical area in terms of household income, employment and access to opportunities

This information is modelled on the Indices of Multiple Deprivation, a national dataset compiled by the department for Communities and Local Government. This ranks neighbourhoods from ‘best’ to ‘worst’ across a number of criteria including access to employment, life expectancy, income and health. While this might be a simplistic way of viewing things, there is a strong relationship between an area’s IMD ranking and its desirability as a place to live.

Local politics

    Bridgwater and West Somerset Co is represented by the Conservative party.

 
Conservative

Local elections

35
Conservative
10
Labour
2
UKIP
1
Lib Dem
Voting margin 25

Locally, East Quay falling under the responsibility of Sedgemoor, which is controlled by the Conservative party. At a county level, Somerset provide some services.

Average age of local residents

  • Substantially younger than the Taunton Locality average of 45
37 years old
5%
6%
0-4
5%
6%
5-9
7%
7%
10-15
4%
4%
16-19
3%
5%
20-24
3%
8%
25-29
15%
22%
30-44
30%
24%
45-64
25%
13%
65+

Population breakdown by age range

  • Taunton Locality Average
  • This Area

Income

  • Average household income is much lower than the Taunton Locality average
28k
Average annual income

Deprivation indices indicate this is generally a fairly average area. At the same time, local households have an income much lower than the Taunton Locality average.

Deprivation

  • Sedgemoor area scores worse than Taunton in official government statistics reflecting household income, employment, health and access to opportunities
average

Data released by the government each year indicates that this part of Sedgemoor is a fairly typical area in terms of household income, employment and access to opportunities

This information is modelled on the Indices of Multiple Deprivation, a national dataset compiled by the department for Communities and Local Government. This ranks neighbourhoods from ‘best’ to ‘worst’ across a number of criteria including access to employment, life expectancy, income and health. While this might be a simplistic way of viewing things, there is a strong relationship between an area’s IMD ranking and its desirability as a place to live.