BA5 Postcode Area Information

Population
18,938
Avg Annual Income
£42,700
Full Time Employees
22.94%
Average Age
46.79

Mendip, BA5 Postcode Area Overview

The BA5 postcode area is located in the Mendip, Somerset postcode town, in the South West, England region.

The BA5 postcode area, also known as the Wells postcode area, is located in England and mainly covers the city of Wells and its surrounding areas in Somerset County. This area is known for its stunning rural landscapes, historical structures, and charming towns. The Wells Cathedral and the medieval Bishop's Palace are among its prime attractions.

The area is enriched with amenities such as supermarkets, public libraries, restaurants, local shops, healthcare facilities, schools, and community centres. It also hosts farmer markets providing fresh local produce and goods. With a blend of rural and urban residential areas, it presents a diverse housing market catering to different needs, from modern apartments to traditional countryside cottages.

Geographically, the region is predominantly rural, with stunning landscapes marked by the Mendip Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the Somerset Levels, a coastal plain and wetland area of particular significance for its wildlife.

Transportation in the BA5 postcode area is well-developed, providing residents and visitors with accessible options for both local and long-distance travel. The area is connected by several major roads, which provide easy access to other regions of Somerset County and the nearby cities of Bristol and Bath. Although it doesn't have a railway station of its own, nearby stations such as Castle Cary provide railway connectivity. Local public transport includes bus services that run regular routes throughout the region.

A Major part of this postcode area describes a community with a younger population compared to the surrounding area, living mainly in flats.

Residents:

  • More residents are below retirement age than the average.
  • Most people live in flats, more than any other postcode in the group.
  • Few residents live in care homes or communal establishments.
  • This is the least diverse community within the "Ageing Communities" group in terms of ethnicity.

Employment:

  • Many residents work in managerial and professional roles, similar to the surrounding area.
  • Few residents have jobs in manual or basic labor positions.

A Major part of this postcode area represents a younger and less diverse community compared to the surrounding area. Residents tend to live in flats and work in professional roles.

It's important to note that this description generalizes the area and individual experiences may vary.

Electoral Wards

The BA5 postcode area covers Mendip Hills, Mendip South, Mendip West, Wells electoral wards.

BA5 Postcode Map

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BA5 Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of BA5 postcode area is 18,938. In England, the male population is 28,833,712 and the female population is 27,656,336, according to the 2021 census.

Ethnicity & Religion

According to the latest 2021 census, The main ethnicity of the people in the area is White: English, with a total of 17,395, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 703. In terms of religion, most people mentioned Christian (9,703), followed by No religion (7,603).

Deprivation

As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (5,765), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (3,739).

Economic Status

Most people in the BA5 postcode area mentioned they are Retired (6,519), while 5,612 adults mentioned they are Employee: Full-time.

Education

Regarding education, 6,323 adults have Level 4 education, while 2,334 have Level 2 education. The most common occupations in the BA5 area are

  • Professional occupations (1671)
  • Managers, directors and senior officials (1289), and
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (1115)

Age

The average age of people living in postcode BA5 is 47 years old. The top three age distributions are: Between 55 to 64 (6161), Below 14 (5906), and Between 45 to 54 (5706).

NS-SEC

The NS-SEC defines and measures social class and is considered a reliable indicator of a person's class status. As per the 2021 census, most of the population in BA5 has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (3,811) followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations (2,321), and Small employers and own account workers (2,298).

Postcodes in BA5

There are total 4 postcode sectors present in the BA5 (listed below). The postcode BA5 has a total of 981 postcodes.

ONS Administrative Info of BA5
NameType
AreaBA5
Ward

Mendip Hills

Mendip South

Mendip West

Wells

LTLA22Mendip
UTLA22Somerset
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland

Mendip, BA5 Postcode Crime rate over the last 12 Months

Mendip, BA5 Postcode Area Crime rate by Month

10

Anti-social behaviour

12

Burglary

11

Criminal damage and arson

4

Drugs

3

Other crime

9

Other theft

11

Public order

1

Robbery

15

Shoplifting

5

Vehicle crime

44

Violence and sexual offences

8

Anti-social behaviour

1

Bicycle theft

2

Burglary

8

Criminal damage and arson

2

Other crime

8

Other theft

1

Possession of weapons

8

Public order

12

Shoplifting

7

Vehicle crime

42

Violence and sexual offences

10

Anti-social behaviour

7

Burglary

5

Criminal damage and arson

1

Drugs

2

Other crime

14

Other theft

9

Public order

2

Robbery

5

Shoplifting

1

Theft from the person

3

Vehicle crime

42

Violence and sexual offences

9

Anti-social behaviour

20

Burglary

4

Criminal damage and arson

1

Drugs

2

Other crime

7

Other theft

1

Possession of weapons

8

Public order

2

Robbery

6

Shoplifting

4

Vehicle crime

40

Violence and sexual offences

17

Anti-social behaviour

4

Burglary

15

Criminal damage and arson

3

Other crime

9

Other theft

2

Possession of weapons

8

Public order

16

Shoplifting

4

Vehicle crime

44

Violence and sexual offences

9

Anti-social behaviour

9

Burglary

8

Criminal damage and arson

2

Drugs

16

Other theft

2

Possession of weapons

4

Public order

15

Shoplifting

4

Vehicle crime

31

Violence and sexual offences

15

Anti-social behaviour

4

Burglary

3

Criminal damage and arson

1

Other crime

4

Other theft

2

Possession of weapons

10

Public order

11

Shoplifting

7

Vehicle crime

23

Violence and sexual offences

10

Anti-social behaviour

3

Burglary

8

Criminal damage and arson

4

Drugs

9

Other theft

6

Public order

1

Robbery

14

Shoplifting

2

Vehicle crime

42

Violence and sexual offences

20

Anti-social behaviour

9

Burglary

19

Criminal damage and arson

2

Drugs

2

Other crime

5

Other theft

12

Public order

1

Robbery

19

Shoplifting

3

Vehicle crime

49

Violence and sexual offences

24

Anti-social behaviour

1

Bicycle theft

6

Burglary

8

Criminal damage and arson

1

Drugs

2

Other crime

7

Other theft

17

Public order

1

Robbery

14

Shoplifting

5

Vehicle crime

56

Violence and sexual offences

23

Anti-social behaviour

1

Burglary

5

Criminal damage and arson

1

Drugs

7

Other theft

9

Public order

1

Robbery

5

Shoplifting

2

Vehicle crime

32

Violence and sexual offences

12

Anti-social behaviour

1

Burglary

6

Criminal damage and arson

1

Other crime

14

Other theft

10

Public order

1

Robbery

14

Shoplifting

3

Vehicle crime

47

Violence and sexual offences

6

Anti-social behaviour

1

Burglary

10

Criminal damage and arson

1

Drugs

1

Other crime

12

Other theft

1

Possession of weapons

13

Public order

7

Shoplifting

3

Theft from the person

2

Vehicle crime

26

Violence and sexual offences

10

Anti-social behaviour

1

Burglary

7

Criminal damage and arson

2

Other crime

3

Other theft

9

Public order

6

Shoplifting

1

Vehicle crime

31

Violence and sexual offences

13

Anti-social behaviour

2

Burglary

9

Criminal damage and arson

3

Other crime

9

Other theft

10

Public order

5

Shoplifting

2

Vehicle crime

37

Violence and sexual offences

Sold House Prices in BA5 postcode area over the last 12 Months

Sold House Prices in BA5 postcode area by Month

House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£418,750.00£200,000.00 - £637,500.002
Semi-Detached£380,000.00£380,000.00 - £380,000.001
Terraced£173,750.00£150,000.00 - £200,000.003
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£501,250.00£352,500.00 - £650,000.002
Flat£168,750.00£110,000.00 - £255,000.004
Other£200,000.00£200,000.00 - £200,000.001
Semi-Detached£292,500.00£292,500.00 - £292,500.001
Terraced£380,000.00£380,000.00 - £380,000.001
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Flat£207,500.00£110,000.00 - £305,000.002
Other£100,000.00£100,000.00 - £100,000.002
Semi-Detached£293,333.33£290,000.00 - £300,000.003
Terraced£255,500.00£202,000.00 - £300,000.004
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£535,790.00£249,950.00 - £825,000.0010
Flat£210,000.00£210,000.00 - £210,000.002
Semi-Detached£290,000.00£220,000.00 - £360,000.002
Terraced£305,000.00£185,000.00 - £460,000.003
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£643,072.73£360,000.00 - £1,650,000.0011
Flat£163,600.00£110,000.00 - £200,000.005
Other£883,500.00£753,000.00 - £1,014,000.004
Semi-Detached£334,750.00£310,000.00 - £359,500.002
Terraced£360,188.20£235,000.00 - £928,382.007
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Flat£169,950.00£169,950.00 - £169,950.001
Terraced£210,000.00£210,000.00 - £210,000.001
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£681,375.00£350,000.00 - £1,375,000.006
Flat£255,833.33£207,500.00 - £330,000.003
Semi-Detached£336,193.75£260,550.00 - £475,000.008
Terraced£349,064.29£249,950.00 - £435,000.007
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£614,166.67£400,000.00 - £995,000.006
Semi-Detached£333,333.33£320,000.00 - £360,000.003
Terraced£379,250.00£101,000.00 - £865,000.003
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£558,952.60£250,000.00 - £884,763.005
Flat£215,000.00£215,000.00 - £215,000.001
Semi-Detached£261,400.00£112,000.00 - £450,000.007
Terraced£156,737.50£81,000.00 - £280,000.005
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Flat£145,000.00£105,000.00 - £165,000.003
Semi-Detached£217,666.67£112,000.00 - £410,000.005
Terraced£338,333.33£200,000.00 - £560,000.006
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£596,666.67£570,000.00 - £610,000.003
Flat£197,628.57£80,000.00 - £240,000.007
Semi-Detached£206,625.00£87,000.00 - £393,000.007
Terraced£395,333.33£270,000.00 - £590,000.008
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£471,588.24£276,000.00 - £750,000.0017
Flat£193,000.00£130,000.00 - £275,000.005
Other£1,300,000.00£1,050,000.00 - £1,800,000.003
Semi-Detached£365,166.67£250,000.00 - £475,000.006
Terraced£208,272.73£126,000.00 - £375,000.0013
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£768,750.00£465,000.00 - £1,150,000.004
Flat£200,000.00£200,000.00 - £200,000.001
Other£350,000.00£350,000.00 - £350,000.001
Semi-Detached£355,833.33£327,500.00 - £370,000.003
Terraced£262,100.00£203,000.00 - £315,000.005
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£385,000.00£385,000.00 - £385,000.001
Flat£140,000.00£140,000.00 - £140,000.001
Semi-Detached£577,500.00£577,500.00 - £577,500.001
Terraced£295,000.00£295,000.00 - £295,000.001
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£615,000.00£360,000.00 - £900,000.008
Flat£287,416.67£195,000.00 - £334,500.004
Other£272,500.00£90,000.00 - £455,000.002
Semi-Detached£296,500.00£273,500.00 - £315,000.004
Terraced£353,750.00£230,000.00 - £640,000.008
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£551,875.00£390,000.00 - £750,000.004
Flat£220,450.00£110,000.00 - £370,000.0010
Other£255,000.00£70,000.00 - £400,000.003
Semi-Detached£343,745.45£242,500.00 - £626,000.0011
Terraced£324,991.67£179,950.00 - £380,000.007
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£527,810.00£400,000.00 - £850,000.006
Flat£350,333.33£195,000.00 - £449,000.004
Semi-Detached£330,166.67£238,000.00 - £420,000.006
Terraced£268,500.00£207,000.00 - £340,000.004
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£626,800.00£285,000.00 - £900,000.006
Flat£232,590.00£188,000.00 - £290,000.005
Other£1,050,000.00£1,050,000.00 - £1,050,000.001
Semi-Detached£355,000.00£355,000.00 - £355,000.001
Terraced£396,656.67£209,000.00 - £870,000.0015
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£454,000.00£310,000.00 - £575,000.005
Flat£176,750.00£104,000.00 - £250,000.006
Other£1,521,249.25£150,000.00 - £5,534,997.003
Semi-Detached£335,347.50£225,000.00 - £545,000.009
Terraced£333,661.11£225,000.00 - £805,000.009
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£514,500.00£251,000.00 - £800,000.008
Flat£165,000.00£135,000.00 - £245,000.004
Other£1,350,000.00£1,350,000.00 - £1,350,000.001
Semi-Detached£336,874.38£265,000.00 - £415,000.008
Terraced£314,500.00£268,500.00 - £440,000.006
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£586,875.00£200,000.00 - £1,210,000.0012
Flat£171,000.00£128,000.00 - £240,000.005
Semi-Detached£298,311.00£275,000.00 - £361,610.007
Terraced£300,171.88£180,000.00 - £535,250.0010
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£455,392.86£335,000.00 - £1,155,000.008
Flat£177,500.00£175,000.00 - £180,000.002
Other£560,000.00£560,000.00 - £560,000.001
Semi-Detached£347,250.00£265,000.00 - £785,000.008
Terraced£301,507.14£203,000.00 - £530,000.007
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£685,871.88£349,950.00 - £1,810,000.009
Flat£130,250.00£87,500.00 - £173,000.002
Other£1,920,000.00£1,920,000.00 - £1,920,000.001
Semi-Detached£322,862.38£225,000.00 - £401,000.0013
Terraced£280,875.00£232,000.00 - £305,000.005
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£445,000.00£380,000.00 - £510,000.002
Flat£207,428.57£99,500.00 - £385,000.007
Other£922,500.00£350,000.00 - £2,170,000.003
Semi-Detached£290,983.59£190,000.00 - £365,000.0016
Terraced£341,281.46£199,950.00 - £720,000.0014
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£451,277.78£300,000.00 - £880,000.0011
Flat£389,950.00£389,950.00 - £389,950.001
Other£1,950,000.00£1,950,000.00 - £1,950,000.001
Semi-Detached£295,104.17£255,000.00 - £310,000.007
Terraced£320,366.67£135,000.00 - £775,000.0015
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£404,325.00£239,000.00 - £795,000.0011
Flat£192,500.00£130,000.00 - £280,000.005
Other£1,255,000.00£1,150,000.00 - £1,360,000.002
Semi-Detached£281,172.10£245,000.00 - £312,995.008
Terraced£265,706.67£210,000.00 - £362,500.006
Schools in the BA5 Postcode Area

NamePupilsAgePostcode
Wookey Primary SchoolPrimary, Good107 4-11BA51LQ
Coxley Primary SchoolPrimary, Good54 5-11BA51RD
Priddy Primary SchoolPrimary, Good26 4-11BA53BE
St Cuthbert's CofE Junior SchoolPrimary, Requires improvement166 7-11BA51TS
St Lawrence's CofE Primary SchoolPrimary, Good45 4-11BA51HL
Croscombe Church of England Primary SchoolPrimary, Requires improvement64 4-11BA53QL
Stoberry Park SchoolPrimary, Good313 5-11BA52TJ
The Blue SchoolSecondary, Good1500 11-18BA52NR
St Cuthbert's Church of England Academy Infants and Pre-SchoolPrimary, Good164 4-7BA51TZ
Horrington Primary SchoolPrimary, Outstanding104 4-11BA53EB
St Joseph and St Teresa Catholic Primary SchoolPrimary, GoodNone 4-11BA52QL
Amenities in the BA5 Postcode Area
  • Hide On The Hill, BA5 1PW
  • Beryl Guest House, BA5 3JP
  • Burcott Mill Guest House and Tearoom, BA5 1NJ
  • Crown Hotel, BA5 2RP
  • Doublegate B & B, BA5 1RZ
  • Quarter Jack, BA5 1SY
  • Queen Victoria Inn, BA5 3BA
  • Ring O Bells, BA5 1JZ
  • Rose and Crown, BA5 1SW
  • Sun Inn, BA5 2PU
  • Budgens Wells, BA5 3LF
  • Lidl, BA5 2AZ
  • Morrisons, BA5 1SQ
  • Tesco, BA5 2DZ
  • Waitrose Ltd, BA5 2PJ
  • Wells Market (Saturday), BA5
  • Wells Market (Wednesday), BA5
  • Turkishwares, BA5 3EL
  • M & Co, BA5 2AA
  • 1808 Smithsfields, BA5 3HD
  • Scoff & Brew, BA5 1AF
  • Priddy Village Hall, BA5 3BE
  • SS Joseph and Teresa Catholic Parish, BA5 2PF
  • St Lawrences Active Living Centre, BA5 2PQ
  • St Thomas Church Hall, BA5 2UZ
  • The Bishops Barn, BA5 1US
  • 7B, BA5 2UU
  • Food First Bighams Ltd, BA5 3PY
  • Nosh-Stalgia, BA5 2PU
  • Ajwa, BA5 2DT
  • Ancient Gatehouse Hotel, BA5 2RR
  • Crandon Springs Care Home, BA5 1WE
  • Cuddles and Care Day Nursery, BA5 1TU
  • Discovery, BA5 3JU
  • Explorers Nursery of Wells, BA5 3LQ
  • Fletcher House, BA5 1TN
  • Tor Cider Company, BA5 1NL
  • Wookey Farm, BA5 1DT
  • Billies and Tong Ltd, BA5 1AF
  • Burcott Mill, BA5 1NJ
  • D R & R J Reakes, BA5 3ET
  • Chubbys, BA5 1SW
  • Da Luciano Pizzeria, BA5 2DJ
  • Ho Ho Chinese Takeaway, BA5 2AJ
  • Orient Express, BA5 1SY
  • Wookey Hole Club, BA5 1BP
  • Coxley Primary School, BA5 1RD
  • Croscombe C Of E School, BA5 3QL
  • Horrington Primary School, BA5 3EB
  • St Cuthberts C of E Academy, BA5 1TZ
  • St Joseph and St Teresa RC School, BA5 2QL