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Wessex Way, Wincanton, BA9 9RR | Demographic profile

Wessex Way 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

    Somerton and Frome Co is represented by the Conservative party.

Conservative

National (General) Election 2019

55.83%
Conservative
26.22%
Liberal Democrat
12.87%
Labour
5.08%
Green
Voting margin 29.61%
Voting turnout 75.0%

Wessex Way falls within the parliamentary constituency of Somerton and Frome Co, represented by the Conservative MP, David Warburton. At the last general election Conservative won control with a majority of 19,213 votes over Liberal Democrat. A breakdown of voting at the last election is shown above.

Population

  • 2044 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 Wessex Way is fairly densely populated, with 2044 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 older than the National average of 39
40 years old
5%
9%
0-4
6%
8%
5-9
6%
7%
10-15
4%
3%
16-19
6%
3%
20-24
6%
6%
25-29
19%
16%
30-44
25%
23%
45-64
18%
22%
65+

Population breakdown by age range

  • National Average
  • This Area

Popularity with families

  • Popular with young families

The area around Wessex Way is popular with young families. 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 slightly higher than the National average
40k
Average annual income

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

Deprivation

  • South Somerset 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 South Somerset 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: Retail, Manufacturing, and Property
Retail

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

Travel to work

  • Most popular travel methods: Car and Walking
Car

Most people travel to their workplace by Car (73%) and Walking (12%)

Average age of local residents

  • Around the South West region average of 41
40 years old
5%
9%
0-4
5%
8%
5-9
7%
7%
10-15
4%
3%
16-19
5%
3%
20-24
5%
6%
25-29
21%
16%
30-44
25%
23%
45-64
18%
22%
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
40k
Average annual income

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

Deprivation

  • South Somerset is – according to official government figures - 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 South Somerset 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

    There is No Overall Control (NOC) in Somerton and Frome Co.

NOC

Local elections

29
Lib Dem
28
Conservative
3
Independents
No outright majority

Locally, Wessex Way falling under the responsibility of South Somerset, of which no individual party has overall control. At a county level, Somerset provide some services.

Average age of local residents

  • Substantially younger than the North Locality average of 48
40 years old
3%
9%
0-4
4%
8%
5-9
6%
7%
10-15
3%
3%
16-19
3%
3%
20-24
4%
6%
25-29
13%
16%
30-44
29%
23%
45-64
29%
22%
65+

Population breakdown by age range

  • North Locality Average
  • This Area

Income

  • Average household income is around the North Locality average
40k
Average annual income

Deprivation indices indicate this is generally a fairly average area. At the same time, local households have an income around the North Locality average.

Deprivation

  • South Somerset scores slightly lower than North 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 South Somerset 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.