Socio-economic statistics for Ash, Surrey
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If you are thinking of moving to Ash 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 Ash to figures for Surrey and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Ash is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Ash Education Statistics

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

QualificationGuildfordSurreyEngland
No Qualifications14.2%15.9%22.5%
Level 110.7%12.2%13.3%
Level 213.5%15.3%15.2%
Apprenticeship2.8%2.9%3.6%
Level 314.2%12.3%12.4%
Level 439.5%36.2%27.4%
Other5.1%5.1%5.7%

Ash Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureGuildfordSurreyEngland
Owned33.7%34.8%30.6%
Mortgage35.1%38.1%32.8%
Shared1.3%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)9.1%4.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.7%6.5%8.3%
Private Rented13.8%12.2%15.4%
Other2%1.3%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.2%1.3%

Ash Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Ash 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 unemployment in Ash is both lower than the average for Surrey and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Ash than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitGuildfordSurreyEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.2%1.3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.3%1.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)6.7%7.1%13.5%

Ash Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Ash are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Ash 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.

CountryGuildfordSurreyEngland
United Kingdom84.5%85.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.9%0.7%
Other EU Countries4.7%3.9%3.7%
Outside the EU10.1%9.5%9.4%

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

GradeGuildfordSurreyEngland
AB37.97%35.57%22.96%
C132.39%33.53%30.92%
C216.14%17.28%20.64%
DE13.50%13.63%25.49%

Ash Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Ash as a whole, is younger than the national average. However, population of Ash is older than the Surrey average.

AgeGuildfordSurreyEngland
Age 0 to 45.9%6.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.8%5.6%
Age 10 to145.4%6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.3%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 2411.4%7.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.8%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421%21.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.3%20.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.8%6.1%6%
Age 65 to 747.9%8.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.3%5.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.4%2.7%2.3%
Mean Age3940.239.3
Median Age384039

Ash General Health Statistics

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

HealthGuildfordSurreyEngland
Very Good53.92%52.43%47.17%
Good33.13%33.56%34.22%
Fair9.80%10.56%13.12%
Bad2.48%2.70%4.25%
Very Bad0.67%0.75%1.25%


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

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