What is included in the Census 2021 Education & Housing Data?
The Census 2021 gathered data on Education and Housing, including:
- Highest level of qualification
- People in full time education
- Accommodation type
- Number of bedrooms
- Number of cars/vans
- Occupancy rating for bedrooms, for rooms
- Second address
- Tenure of household (own vs. rent)
- Central heating
What are we finding in Somerset?
1. Around 17% of Somerset residents are in full time education
2. 3 in 10 people living in Somerset have Level 4 qualifications or above as their highest qualification level. Disparities across the county exist, with lower rates in parts of urban areas such as Chard, Bridgwater, Taunton and Yeovil.
3. 1 in 6 people in Somerset have no qualifications. In some areas, this increases to almost 1 in 3.
4. 86.5% of Somerset residents live in a house or a bungalow, almost 10 percentage points higher than the England average (77.9%).
5. A higher proportion of people in Somerset own their homes (68.5%) compared to England (62.5%). Somerset also has a higher proportion who own their home outright (no mortgage) 40.3%, which increases to 50% for some rural areas
6. Somerset homes are under-occupied, with over three quarters having more bedrooms than required. Less than 2% are overcrowded, with fewer bedrooms than required.
More information on the Census education and housing data in Somerset can be found in our Census Webinar (video below) and slide deck.
More information on the Census 2021
More information on the Census 2021 can be found on the census website.