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If you are thinking of moving to Thames 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 Thames to figures for Berkshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Thames is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Thames 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. Thames has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeWindsor and MaidenheadEngland
AB39.16%22.96%
C132.20%30.92%
C215.45%20.64%
DE13.19%25.49%

Thames Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureWindsor and MaidenheadEngland
Owned32.6%30.6%
Mortgage35.4%32.8%
Shared0.6%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)12.1%8.3%
Private Rented13.9%15.4%
Other2.3%1.4%
Rent Free1.9%1.3%

Thames Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Thames as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Thames is also older than the average, making Thames a older persons location.

AgeWindsor and MaidenheadEngland
Age 0 to 46.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.9%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.1%6.9%
Age 30 to 4422.1%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 646%6%
Age 65 to 748.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.5%2.3%
Mean Age39.839.3
Median Age4039

Thames Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Thames 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 Thames than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitWindsor and MaidenheadEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.7%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)6.8%13.5%

Thames Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Thames and are from the UK Census of 2011. Thames 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. Thames also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Thames are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationWindsor and MaidenheadEngland
No Qualifications15.6%22.5%
Level 111.6%13.3%
Level 214.4%15.2%
Apprenticeship3%3.6%
Level 311.2%12.4%
Level 438.4%27.4%
Other5.8%5.7%

Thames Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Thames are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Thames has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.

CountryWindsor and MaidenheadEngland
United Kingdom82.6%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.1%0.7%
Other EU Countries4.9%3.7%
Outside the EU11.4%9.4%

Thames General Health Statistics

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

HealthWindsor and MaidenheadEngland
Very Good54.51%47.17%
Good32.22%34.22%
Fair9.85%13.12%
Bad2.68%4.25%
Very Bad0.75%1.25%


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

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