Office for National Statistics birth rate data for South Somerset shows a…
Drop over the
Drop over the
last 5 years
2010 births are the bulk
of your current year 6
2016 births are the bulk
of your current reception
2018 births will be the bulk of
your 2022 intake, and so on…
How does South Somerset fare compared to other districts?
The birth rate drop for South Somerset is in Category 2
This area has seen a significant decline over the last ten years. Birth rates started falling ten years ago and have continued to fall at a steady rate since. In general, primary schools in this area will already have noticed a drop in the number of pupils applying. The overall number of children applying to primary schools will continue to fall at a broadly similar rate for the next three or four years at least.
Not significantly affected by birth rate drop. Low student numbers due to other issues.
Low student numbers affected by a steady and significant decline over 10 years.
A steady decline started 10 years ago, but in the last 5 years, the decline rate has increased.
The birth rate decline has been only apparent during last 5 years. Schools may not be aware that they are about to be impacted by this.
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