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

Ashford Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySpelthorneSurreyEngland
United Kingdom85.9%85.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.1%0.9%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.6%3.9%3.7%
Outside the EU9.4%9.5%9.4%

Ashford Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Ashford and are from the UK Census of 2011.

QualificationSpelthorneSurreyEngland
No Qualifications20.4%15.9%22.5%
Level 116.1%12.2%13.3%
Level 216.1%15.3%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.9%2.9%3.6%
Level 311.4%12.3%12.4%
Level 425.9%36.2%27.4%
Other6.2%5.1%5.7%

Ashford 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.

GradeSpelthorneSurreyEngland
AB24.36%35.57%22.96%
C137.91%33.53%30.92%
C221.37%17.28%20.64%
DE16.36%13.63%25.49%

Ashford Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSpelthorneSurreyEngland
Age 0 to 46.3%6.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.8%5.6%
Age 10 to145.4%6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.5%7.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.2%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.7%21.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.6%20.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.9%6.1%6%
Age 65 to 748.9%8.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.1%5.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.4%2.7%2.3%
Mean Age40.440.239.3
Median Age414039

Ashford General Health Statistics

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

HealthSpelthorneSurreyEngland
Very Good48.04%52.43%47.17%
Good35.82%33.56%34.22%
Fair12.04%10.56%13.12%
Bad3.23%2.70%4.25%
Very Bad0.87%0.75%1.25%

Ashford Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSpelthorneSurreyEngland
Owned33.9%34.8%30.6%
Mortgage38.6%38.1%32.8%
Shared1.4%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.6%4.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.8%6.5%8.3%
Private Rented11.7%12.2%15.4%
Other0.9%1.3%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.2%1.3%

Ashford Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitSpelthorneSurreyEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.6%1.3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.7%1.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.8%7.1%13.5%


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

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