South Somerset Overview

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The Big Picture

South Somerset is a predominantly rural local authority located in the southwest of England, with a population of around 163,000 people. The housing market in South Somerset is diverse, ranging from affordable options to high-end properties. The area is home to numerous community initiatives such as the South Somerset Community Lottery, which supports local charities and causes. South Somerset also has a thriving arts and entertainment scene, with the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil and the Ilminster Arts Centre hosting regular events and performances. The local economy is diverse, with a mix of industries including agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism. Notable employers in the area include Clarks Shoes, Numatic International, and Screwfix.

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South Somerset Population

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

South Somerset Diversity

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