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If you are thinking of moving to Kingswood or just want to know a what the area is like, the statistics on this page should give you a good introduction. They cover a range of socio-economic factors so you can compare Kingswood to figures for Surrey and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Kingswood is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Kingswood Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Kingswood are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Kingswood has a higher level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a lower rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does not have a significant immigrant population.

CountryReigate and BansteadSurreyEngland
United Kingdom87.9%85.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.9%0.9%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.3%3.9%3.7%
Outside the EU8%9.5%9.4%

Kingswood Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Kingswood and are from the UK Census of 2011. Kingswood has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Kingswood also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Kingswood are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationReigate and BansteadSurreyEngland
No Qualifications16.6%15.9%22.5%
Level 113.2%12.2%13.3%
Level 216.6%15.3%15.2%
Apprenticeship2.9%2.9%3.6%
Level 312%12.3%12.4%
Level 434%36.2%27.4%
Other4.8%5.1%5.7%

Kingswood Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Kingswood has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Kingswood is a relatively affluent area.

TenureReigate and BansteadSurreyEngland
Owned33.2%34.8%30.6%
Mortgage39.9%38.1%32.8%
Shared1.2%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.4%4.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.5%6.5%8.3%
Private Rented12%12.2%15.4%
Other0.9%1.3%1.4%
Rent Free0.9%1.2%1.3%

Kingswood Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Kingswood come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Kingswood than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitReigate and BansteadSurreyEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.5%1.3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.2%1.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)7.8%7.1%13.5%

Kingswood General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Kingswood. The percentage of residents in Kingswood rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Kingswood rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Kingswood is generally better than in the average person in England.

HealthReigate and BansteadSurreyEngland
Very Good51.55%52.43%47.17%
Good34.03%33.56%34.22%
Fair10.79%10.56%13.12%
Bad2.79%2.70%4.25%
Very Bad0.85%0.75%1.25%

Kingswood Social Grade & Occcupation Statistics

Social grade is a classification based on occupation and it enables a household and all its members to be classified according to the job of the main income earner. Kingswood has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeReigate and BansteadSurreyEngland
AB32.61%35.57%22.96%
C134.97%33.53%30.92%
C218.26%17.28%20.64%
DE14.16%13.63%25.49%

Kingswood Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Kingswood as a whole, is older than the national average.

AgeReigate and BansteadSurreyEngland
Age 0 to 46.6%6.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.9%5.8%5.6%
Age 10 to146%6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.1%7.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.9%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4422.1%21.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.2%20.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.1%6.1%6%
Age 65 to 748.1%8.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.6%5.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.8%2.7%2.3%
Mean Age39.940.239.3
Median Age404039



Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.

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