Information about South Somerset

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South Somerset Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of South Somerset is 172,670 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in South Somerset is 88,162, and the female population is 84,509. 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 immediate area is White: English, with a total of 158,325, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 7,513. As compared to the population in England, the main ethnicities were White: English(41,540,791) followed by Asian: Indian(1,843,248) and Asian: Pakistani(1,570,285). In terms of religion, most people mentioned Christian (90,973), followed by No religion (67,942), whereas, in England, the main religion was Christian(26,167,899), Muslim(3,801,186), and Hindu(1,020,533). While 20,715,664 mentioned 'No Religion' and 3,400,548 did not answer


As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (38,321), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (26,119). While in England, 11,349,743 households are not deprived in any dimension, and 7,842,690 households are deprived in one dimension.

Economic Status

Most people in the South Somerset area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (46,301), while 42,094 adults mentioned they are Retired.


Regarding education, 42,574 adults have Level 3 education, while 21,995 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the South Somerset area are

  • Professional occupations (12597)
  • Skilled trades occupations (11811), and
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (10060)


The average age of people living in South Somerset is 46 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (26991), Between 55 to 64 (24543), and Between 65 to 74 (23239). The median age in England and Wales was 40 years as per the 2021 census.


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 South Somerset has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (30,343) followed by Semi-routine occupations (19,358), and Small employers and own account workers (19,059). In England, Most of the population(9,172,372) have Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations, followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations(6,092,791)

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Population of South Somerset over the years

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Postcodes in South Somerset

The postcode district DT, BA, TA are associated with the South Somerset, and there are total 20 postcode areas (listed below). The South Somerset has a total of 6050 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of South Somerset
AreaSouth Somerset

Blackmoor Vale


Castle Cary

Chard North

Chard South



Curry Rivel & Langport




South Petherton & Islemoor

Wincanton & Bruton

Yeovil Central

Yeovil East

Yeovil South

Yeovil West

RegionSouth West