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Bath & North East Somerset


Working for our part of Rural England with the Rural Services Network



Bath  North East Somerset


Location: South West

Population: 187,800 (2016)

Interesting fact: Pulteney Bridge in Bath, which has shops on both sides of its span, is one of just four such structures remaining in the world.


Bath & North East Somerset

Bath & North East Somerset is a member of the Rural Services Network and falls
under the branch of our service called the Rural Assembly.
A list of all the Rural Assembly members can be found here.


Bath & North East Somerset Information

Phone number
01225 477000
Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs)
West of England
Frequency of elections
Every 4 years
Number of councillors
Political composition
Conservative Party - 37
Liberal Democrats - 16
Labour - 6
Independents - 5
Green Party - 1
Bath - Ben Howlett (Conservative)
North East Somerset - Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative)
Decision making structure
Leader and a Cabinet
Population change
Population change
One Year Population Change
+ 1.6%
Ten Year Population Change
+ 7.9%
Police Authority
Avon & Somerset Police Authority
Fire Service
Avon Fire and Rescue Service
Health Authority
NHS South West
35,112 Hectares
Rural Output Areas
125 rural OAs from 585 OAs in total
Audited by
Southern Region (Audit Commission)
Rural Classification (Defra)
Urban with Significant Rural (rural including hub towns 26-49%)
Population by Area- (Density)
5.27 people per hectare
Number of Parishes
Number of Parish Meetings
Number of Parish Councils
Number of Town Councils
Average house price
£270,000 (Median price paid by local authority, year ending Q4-2015 - provided by UK HPI data published by Land Registry © Crown copyright 2016)
Outsourced Services
Information yet to be supplied
Average age of population
40.3 (2011 Census data)
Main Towns
Bath, Keynsham, Midsomer Norton, Radstock
Unemployment rate
0.2% (JSA claimants for August 2017)
Current Council Tax
(amount reported is the amount received by the Council - no other services are included)
2010/2011 Council Tax - £1,201.85
2011/2012 Council Tax - £1,201.85
2012/2013 Council Tax - £1,201.85
2013/2014 Council Tax - £1,201.85
2014/2015 Council Tax - £1,201.85
2015/2016 Council Tax - £1,201.85
2016/2017 Council Tax - £1,216.87
2017/2018 Council Tax - £1,259.51
Percentage of households socially rented from council or local authority
3.4% (2011 Census data)
Percentage of population who have reported they are in very good health
50.5% (2011 Census data)
Percentage of population which provides unpaid care
10.0% (2011 Census data)
Employment by Occupation
Percentage of people aged 16 and over who are in Social Major Group 1-3
53.2% (ONS annual population survey - April 15-March 16)
Average annual wage for full time employees
  1. 2014 Workplaced Based Median - £25,850
    2015 Workplaced Based Median - £26,858
  2. 2014 Workplaced Based Mean - £30,695
    2015 Workplaced Based Mean - £32,690
  3. 2014 Resident Based Median - £27,953
    2015 Resident Based Median - £28,131
  4. 2014 Resident Based Mean - £34,102
    2015 Resident Based Mean - £36,225
Percentage of those employed in full time employment
35.5% (2011 Census data)
Cars or vans owned per household
(2011 Census data)
No cars or vans - 22.0%
1 car or van - 42.3%
2 cars or vans - 27.1%
3 cars or vans - 6.1%
4 or more cars and vans - 2.5%
Local Newspapers
Information yet to be supplied
National Park/AONBs
The Cotswolds, Mendip Hills (AONB)

2015 English Indices of Deprivation analysis toolDeprivation

(Produced by Oxfordshire County Council)

The Research & Intelligence Unit of Oxfordshire County Council have produced an interactive tool that present the 2015 English Indices of Deprivation on a map of England to make it easier to explore the data for your areas of interest, and have kindly made this tool available to members of the Rural Services Network.

The analysis works through your web browser, and can be accessed for Gedling here

(All factual information on these pages is updated annually by the RSN)
(Information given via links will however be updated as new information becomes available)




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