Village Today, People and Economics
Although in close proximity to the more urbanised and economic centres of Sherborne and Yeovil, public transport links are very limited. Villagers are very reliant on their own means of transport. Some limited tourism exists in the form of bed and breakfast and holiday units at Saxon Maybank. There is a vibrant village community centred around the Rose and Crown public house, the village shop/hairdressers, a sports and social club, an 'outstanding' primary school St Mary's CofE and the BA Village Hall that caters for many clubs, societies, community events and a twice weekly post office.
According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS, Bradford Abbas neighbourhood data 2014), circa 1860 souls live in our area, with males making up 47.4% (881), females 52.6% (979), 0-15 yr olds 14.9% (278), 16-64 yr olds 54.4% (1012) and 65+ yr olds 30.6% (570). There is a total of 811 households with 78.9% being owner occupied, 7.9% public rented, 11.1% privately rented, 2.1% other.