> Life expectancy in Somerset for both men (79.4 years) and women (83.5 years) was higher than both the South West and England averages.
> The rate of teenage conception in Somerset (33.2 per 1,000 women aged 15-17) was lower than the rate for the South West (34.5 per 1,000) and England (40.2).
> The crime rate in Somerset (28.9 per 1,000 population) was lower than the rate for the South West (33.8 per 1,000) and England and Wales (41.3 per 1,000).
> Median gross annual pay in Somerset was £24,202 (South West £24,922, England £26,165)
> The latest unemployment rate for Somerset is 7.5% (South West 6.0%, England 7.6%)
> 56.7% of Somerset pupils achieved 5+ GCSEs grades A*-C or equivalent, including Maths and English (South West 57.5%, England 58.3%).
> Somerset’s lowest quartile affordability ratio (house price to earnings ratio: a higher ratio means less affordable housing) was 7.8 (South West 8.2, England 6.7).
> There were 341 road casualties per 100,000 population in Somerset (South West 310, England 355).