Authority → Somerset

Somerset Population

Here are the latest population statistics on Somerset in the United Kingdom. The data is updated regularly per the latest population statistics releases.

Last update: January 17, 2024

573,100

Population

5.9%

Unqualified

2.8%

Unemployment

£30,898

Salary

£303,598

Property

Quick answer: Somerset is a local authority in England. The population of Somerset is 573,100. The population per square mile of Somerset is 356. The average salary in Somerset is £30,898 per year. The average property price in Somerset is £303,598.


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Somerset Demographics


The population of Somerset is 573,100. The population per square mile of Somerset is 356. The population has increased by 9,200 in the past year. The population has increased by 142,400 since 1981.


There are more females in Somerset. They account for 51.1% of the population.


Somerset Employment


76.7% of the people in Somerset are in employment. There are more males in employment. The definition of employment is being employed or self-employed and aged 16 to 64.


The unemployment rate in Somerset is 2.8%. The definition of unemployment is being economically active but unemployed. The average unemployment rate nationally is 3.8%.


Somerset Student Population


The student population of Somerset is 15,000. Students account for 22.4% of the economically inactive population aged 16 to 64.


88.4% of the people in Somerset have an NVQ1 qualification. 78.2% have an NVQ2 qualification. 60.4% have an NVQ3 qualification. 38.4% have an NVQ4 qualification.


5.9% of the people in Somerset have no qualifications. The national average for people with no qualifications is 6.6%.


Somerset Economy


There are 24,995 businesses in Somerset. 90.0% are micro businesses. 8.5% are small businesses. 1.3% are medium businesses. 0.3% are large businesses.


The biggest industry employers in Somerset are wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles businesses.


Somerset Salary


The average salary in Somerset is £30,898 per year. Males earn 12.3% more.


Salaries in Somerset are 7.45% less than the national average of £33,384.


Somerset Property


The average property price in Somerset is £303,598. The national average property price is £294,910.


Average property prices by type in Somerset: £493,051 for detached houses. £313,579 for semi-detached houses. £253,861 for terrace houses. £153,902 for flats.