Somerset West and Taunton Overview

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The Big Picture

Somerset West and Taunton is a local authority that encompasses a mix of urban and rural areas in the southwest of England. The population of the area is around 150,000. The housing options in the area range from historic homes to newly built apartments, with a variety of sizes and prices to suit different needs. The community is active and engaged, with numerous festivals and community initiatives throughout the year, such as the Taunton Flower Show and the Somerset County Cricket Club. The area also boasts quality local entertainment venues, such as the Brewhouse Theatre and the Tacchi Morris Arts Centre. In terms of the local economy, the area is home to a mix of employers, including manufacturing companies, retail, and service industries, with notable employers including Viridor, Musgrove Park Hospital, and Debenhams.

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Somerset West and Taunton Population

The population graphic above highlights changes in Somerset West and Taunton’s population over time, while the diversity graphic compares local diversity to the national average, giving a snapshot of the area’s cultural makeup.

Somerset West and Taunton Diversity

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