BA8 Postcode Area Information

Population
4,375
Avg Annual Income
£41,500
Full Time Employees
23.17%
Average Age
45.34

South Somerset, BA8 Postcode Area Overview

The BA8 postcode area is located in the South Somerset, Somerset postcode town, in the South West, England region.

The BA8 postcode area, also known as the Templecombe postcode area, is located in Somerset County, southwest England. Mainly rural in character, it incorporates several picturesque villages such as Horsington, Henstridge, Yenston, and Stoke Trister.

The terrain here is primarily characterized by rolling hills, agricultural fields, and patches of woodland, offering a serene and green environment. The River Stour provides a water feature, meandering through a number of these villages. That said, BA8 is also known for its historic significance, with several listed structures dotting the landscape, including Church of St Nicholas in Henstridge and Church of St John the Baptist in Horsington, both from the medieval period.

Regarding amenities, BA8 provides a balanced and enjoyable rural living standard. There are a handful of pleasant pubs, local shops, schools, and churches serving the area. For instance, Horsington’s Half Moon Inn and Henstridge’s Virginia Ash are well-regarded for their hospitality and traditional fare.

As for transportation, BA8 is well connected by road and rail. The A357 road traverses the area providing convenient access to nearby towns and cities. Moreover, Templecombe Railway Station, located on the edge of the area, connects BA8 to larger urban centers. There are also bus services that provide public transportation within the area and beyond. Perhaps what appeals most about BA8 is the neighbourly sense of community; the local residents host various events and festivals throughout the year, fostering camaraderie and adding to the vibrant rural life.

This is an area with an older population, with most residents being between 65 and 84 years old. There are not many children or young adults living here. Most people are Christian and white.

Unemployment is low and many people work in professional or managerial roles.

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

Electoral Wards

The BA8 postcode area covers Blackmoor Vale electoral wards.

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BA8 Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of BA8 postcode area is 4,375. 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 4,154, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 106. In terms of religion, most people mentioned Christian (2,403), followed by No religion (1,675).

Deprivation

As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (1,292), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (876).

Economic Status

Most people in the BA8 postcode area mentioned they are Retired (1,505), while 1,313 adults mentioned they are Employee: Full-time.

Education

Regarding education, 1,120 adults have Level 4 education, while 593 have No qualifications education. The most common occupations in the BA8 area are

  • Skilled trades occupations (326)
  • Professional occupations (310), and
  • Managers, directors and senior officials (272)

Age

The average age of people living in postcode BA8 is 45 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (2527), Between 55 to 64 (2224), and Between 65 to 74 (2143).

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 BA8 has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (768) followed by Small employers and own account workers (596), and Routine occupations (481).

Postcodes in BA8

There are total 1 postcode sectors present in the BA8 (listed below). The postcode BA8 has a total of 212 postcodes.

ONS Administrative Info of BA8
NameType
AreaBA8
Ward

Blackmoor Vale

LTLA22South Somerset
UTLA22Somerset
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland

South Somerset, BA8 Postcode Crime rate over the last 12 Months

South Somerset, BA8 Postcode Area Crime rate by Month

4

Anti-social behaviour

3

Criminal damage and arson

2

Other crime

1

Other theft

1

Possession of weapons

3

Public order

22

Violence and sexual offences

3

Anti-social behaviour

1

Burglary

2

Criminal damage and arson

1

Drugs

2

Other theft

3

Public order

1

Shoplifting

2

Vehicle crime

10

Violence and sexual offences

2

Anti-social behaviour

4

Burglary

2

Other crime

16

Violence and sexual offences

3

Anti-social behaviour

1

Burglary

1

Criminal damage and arson

1

Other crime

3

Other theft

1

Public order

4

Violence and sexual offences

1

Anti-social behaviour

2

Burglary

3

Criminal damage and arson

1

Other theft

3

Public order

3

Vehicle crime

8

Violence and sexual offences

3

Anti-social behaviour

2

Burglary

1

Criminal damage and arson

1

Other crime

1

Vehicle crime

4

Violence and sexual offences

1

Anti-social behaviour

4

Criminal damage and arson

3

Other theft

1

Public order

9

Violence and sexual offences

5

Anti-social behaviour

3

Criminal damage and arson

1

Other crime

1

Other theft

4

Public order

1

Shoplifting

1

Vehicle crime

9

Violence and sexual offences

3

Anti-social behaviour

4

Burglary

2

Criminal damage and arson

2

Other theft

1

Public order

2

Vehicle crime

9

Violence and sexual offences

4

Anti-social behaviour

3

Criminal damage and arson

2

Public order

1

Shoplifting

7

Violence and sexual offences

1

Anti-social behaviour

2

Criminal damage and arson

1

Other theft

1

Shoplifting

1

Theft from the person

3

Violence and sexual offences

2

Anti-social behaviour

1

Other crime

1

Public order

3

Violence and sexual offences

2

Anti-social behaviour

2

Burglary

1

Public order

7

Violence and sexual offences

1

Anti-social behaviour

1

Drugs

2

Other crime

4

Public order

1

Vehicle crime

2

Violence and sexual offences

3

Anti-social behaviour

1

Burglary

5

Criminal damage and arson

3

Other theft

1

Possession of weapons

4

Public order

1

Robbery

10

Violence and sexual offences

2

Anti-social behaviour

4

Criminal damage and arson

1

Vehicle crime

2

Violence and sexual offences

1

Anti-social behaviour

4

Criminal damage and arson

1

Other theft

1

Public order

1

Robbery

4

Violence and sexual offences

Sold House Prices in BA8 postcode area over the last 12 Months

Sold House Prices in BA8 postcode area by Month

House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Terraced£168,750.00£90,000.00 - £247,500.002
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£445,000.00£445,000.00 - £445,000.001
Semi-Detached£267,500.00£267,500.00 - £267,500.001
Terraced£254,000.00£254,000.00 - £254,000.001
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£415,000.00£415,000.00 - £415,000.001
Flat£73,000.00£73,000.00 - £73,000.001
Terraced£340,000.00£340,000.00 - £340,000.002
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£300,000.00£300,000.00 - £300,000.001
Flat£193,000.00£193,000.00 - £193,000.001
Terraced£234,166.67£192,500.00 - £255,000.003
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£331,200.00£267,000.00 - £480,000.005
Flat£109,660.00£109,660.00 - £109,660.001
Other£60,000.00£60,000.00 - £60,000.001
Semi-Detached£160,000.00£160,000.00 - £160,000.001
Terraced£200,000.00£200,000.00 - £200,000.001
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£717,500.00£500,000.00 - £935,000.002
Semi-Detached£220,000.00£215,000.00 - £225,000.002
Terraced£270,000.00£230,000.00 - £310,000.002
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£847,500.00£847,500.00 - £847,500.001
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£512,333.33£215,000.00 - £850,000.003
Other£98,000.00£98,000.00 - £98,000.001
Semi-Detached£330,000.00£330,000.00 - £330,000.001
Terraced£227,500.00£215,000.00 - £260,000.004
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£335,000.00£335,000.00 - £335,000.001
Terraced£164,500.00£124,000.00 - £205,000.002
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Semi-Detached£251,666.67£230,000.00 - £295,000.003
Terraced£180,000.00£180,000.00 - £180,000.001
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£579,000.00£350,000.00 - £875,000.005
Other£1,300,000.00£1,300,000.00 - £1,300,000.001
Semi-Detached£230,000.00£230,000.00 - £230,000.001
Terraced£272,666.67£178,000.00 - £320,000.003
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Terraced£102,000.00£102,000.00 - £102,000.001
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Semi-Detached£390,000.00£380,000.00 - £400,000.002
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£975,000.00£975,000.00 - £975,000.001
Other£290,000.00£210,000.00 - £370,000.002
Semi-Detached£257,500.00£150,000.00 - £340,000.004
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£338,270.00£226,810.00 - £430,000.003
Semi-Detached£701,756.00£303,512.00 - £1,100,000.002
Terraced£183,250.00£144,500.00 - £222,000.002
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£762,500.00£475,000.00 - £1,050,000.002
Terraced£219,000.00£207,000.00 - £235,000.003
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Semi-Detached£304,464.29£207,500.00 - £622,750.007
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£460,000.00£460,000.00 - £460,000.001
Other£1,400,000.00£1,400,000.00 - £1,400,000.001
Semi-Detached£304,250.00£275,000.00 - £320,000.004
Terraced£152,000.00£152,000.00 - £152,000.001
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£450,000.00£450,000.00 - £450,000.001
Terraced£100,000.00£100,000.00 - £100,000.001
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£368,250.00£336,500.00 - £400,000.002
Flat£79,950.00£79,950.00 - £79,950.001
Semi-Detached£240,000.00£240,000.00 - £240,000.001
Terraced£192,000.00£192,000.00 - £192,000.001
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£411,000.00£321,500.00 - £500,500.002
Semi-Detached£200,000.00£200,000.00 - £200,000.001
Terraced£219,333.33£150,000.00 - £268,000.003
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£410,000.00£410,000.00 - £410,000.001
Other£763,200.00£763,200.00 - £763,200.001
Semi-Detached£229,150.00£189,950.00 - £287,500.003
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£395,000.00£395,000.00 - £395,000.001
Other£355,000.00£355,000.00 - £355,000.001
Semi-Detached£403,333.33£285,000.00 - £535,000.003
Terraced£300,000.00£300,000.00 - £300,000.001
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£293,000.00£293,000.00 - £293,000.001
Semi-Detached£377,500.00£255,000.00 - £500,000.002
Terraced£325,000.00£325,000.00 - £325,000.001
Schools in the BA8 Postcode Area

NamePupilsAgePostcode
St Nicholas CofE Primary School, HenstridgePrimary, Good105 4-11BA80QD
Abbas and Templecombe Church of England Primary SchoolPrimary, Good117 4-11BA80HP
Horsington Church SchoolPrimary, Good92 4-11BA80BW
Amenities in the BA8 Postcode Area
  • Cameron Cavendish Fine Wines Ltd, BA80BJ
  • Henstridge Community Fridge and Larder, BA8 0QE
  • The Blooming Wild Nursery, BA8 0DA
  • Co-Operative Group Food Limited, BA8 0JA
  • Henstridge Village Store Ltd, BA8 0QZ
  • Bird In Hand Inn, BA8 0QD
  • Half Moon Inn, BA8 0EF
  • Templecombe Recreation and Sports Club, BA8 0JY
  • The Virginia Ash, BA8 0PL
  • White Horse Inn, BA8 0BL
  • Explorers Pre School, BA8 0QD
  • Sticky Fingers Pre School, BA8 0HP
  • Gartell Steam & Vintage Show, BA8 0NB
  • Henstridge Village Hall, BA8 0QB
  • The Buttercup Cafe, BA8 0SA
  • Templecombe International Medieval Pageant, BA8 0JX
  • White Star, BA8 0TD
  • Horsington Church School, BA8 0BW
  • Joanna Piskula, BA8 0HP
  • Marchant Holliday School, BA8 0AH
  • St Nicholas Breakfast Club, BA8 0QD
  • St Nicholas Church of England Primary School, BA8 0QD
  • Bridge Fish & Chip Shop, BA8 0JA
  • Ridge & Cottage Ltd, BA8 0JR
  • Gartell Light Railway (Cafe), BA8 0ND
  • Gather & Gather by CH&CO Catering Ltd, BA8 0DH
  • Henstridge Airfield Cafe, BA8 0TN
  • Henstridge Golf and Leisure Resort, BA8 0TG
  • Jasmine & Bay, BA8 0JB