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Dungeon, Wedmore, BS28 4HB | Demographic profile

Dungeon is in a desirable 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

    Wells Co is represented by the Conservative party.

Conservative

National (General) Election 2019

54.09%
Conservative
37.88%
Liberal Democrat
6.98%
Labour
0.61%
Independent
0.44%
Motherworld Party
Voting margin 16.21%
Voting turnout 75.0%

Dungeon falls within the parliamentary constituency of Wells Co, represented by the Conservative MP, James Heappey. At the last general election Conservative won control with a majority of 9,991 votes over Liberal Democrat. A breakdown of voting at the last election is shown above.

Population

  • 1584 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 Dungeon is fairly densely populated, with 1584 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

  • Substantially older than the National average of 39
46 years old
5%
3%
0-4
6%
6%
5-9
6%
7%
10-15
4%
4%
16-19
6%
3%
20-24
6%
2%
25-29
19%
12%
30-44
25%
32%
45-64
18%
26%
65+

Population breakdown by age range

  • National Average
  • This Area

Popularity with families

  • Popular with families with older children

The area around Dungeon is popular with families with older children. The majority of people living here are married.

Ethnic Group

  • White British, with a mix of White (other) and White Irish

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 White Irish around this.

Income

  • Average household income is much higher than the National average
53k
Average annual income

Deprivation indices indicate this is generally quite an affluent area. At the same time, local households have an income much higher than the National average.

Deprivation

  • Sedgemoor performs well in official government statistics looking at household income, employment, health and access to opportunities
above average

Data released by the government each year indicates that this part of Sedgemoor performs well in official government statistics looking at household income, employment, health 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: Retail, Property, and Manufacturing
Retail

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

Travel to work

  • Most popular travel methods: Car and Walking
Car

Most people travel to their workplace by Car (74%) and Walking (11%)

Average age of local residents

  • Substantially older than the South West region average of 41
46 years old
5%
3%
0-4
5%
6%
5-9
7%
7%
10-15
4%
4%
16-19
5%
3%
20-24
5%
2%
25-29
21%
12%
30-44
25%
32%
45-64
18%
26%
65+

Population breakdown by age range

  • South West region Average
  • This Area

Income

  • Average household income is much higher than the South West region average
53k
Average annual income

Deprivation indices indicate this is generally quite an affluent area. At the same time, local households have an income much higher than the South West region average.

Deprivation

  • Sedgemoor performs very well in official government statistics looking at household income, employment, health and access to opportunities, when compared to other places in South West
above average

Data released by the government each year indicates that this part of Sedgemoor performs well in official government statistics looking at household income, employment, health 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

    Wells Co is represented by the Conservative party.

 
Conservative

Local elections

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

Locally, Dungeon 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

  • Slightly younger than the Mendip Locality average of 48
46 years old
3%
3%
0-4
5%
6%
5-9
6%
7%
10-15
5%
4%
16-19
3%
3%
20-24
2%
2%
25-29
12%
12%
30-44
30%
32%
45-64
30%
26%
65+

Population breakdown by age range

  • Mendip Locality Average
  • This Area

Income

  • Average household income is much higher than the Mendip Locality average
53k
Average annual income

Deprivation indices indicate this is generally quite an affluent area. At the same time, local households have an income much higher than the Mendip Locality average.

Deprivation

  • Sedgemoor scores better than Mendip in official government statistics reflecting household income, employment, health and access to opportunities
above average

Data released by the government each year indicates that this part of Sedgemoor performs well in official government statistics looking at household income, employment, health 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.