Socio-economic statistics for Betchworth, Surrey

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Betchworth in Mole Valley from UK government sources such as the 2021 Census and the Index of Multiple Deprivation. They should give you a broad snapshot of the area and the surrounding locations. Are the residents of Betchworth older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Betchworth and Mole Valley? Is Betchworth an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

Betchworth Unemployment Statistics

Since the introduction of Universal Credit, The Department for Work & Pensions have not issued any statistics (in our view) that can be used to ascertain the levels of unemployment or under employment in the UK, just meaningless geographic counts. However, the Office of National Statistics does publish claimant counts of people receiving out of work benefits, be that legacy Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit as a proportion of people over 16. These figures are usually updated once a month and are for Local Authority Districts and Unitary Authority Districts. So below are the figures of Mole Valley.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Mole Valley 1.7% -0.4%
South East 2.9% -0.3%
England 3.8% -0.3%
UK 3.7% -0.3%
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Last Retrieved: March 2023
The 2021 census had data on people who were economically active (seeking work) yet unemployed on Census day (Sunday March 21st 2021). These statitics do cover Betchworth on a ward level. However, it has to be noted that the Census day was during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and therefore are not reflective of normal levels of unemployment. For example, between March 2020 and June 2020 people claiming Universal Credit doubled in most areas of the United Kingdom and then steadily declined up to the day of the Census and beyond. This data also contains the proportion of people in part-time work (working between 1-35 hours per week), which maybe an indicator of under employment in Betchworth.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 55.77%
In Part-Time Work 30.75%
Unemployed 3.08%
69.25% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Betchworth

How many residents own or rent their home in Betchworth and Mole Valley

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Betchworth either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 78.31 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 21.69 of Betchworth residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Brockham, Betchworth and Buckland 78.31% 21.69%
Mole Valley 73.21% 26.79%
South East 65.66% 34.34%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Betchworth has a significantly higher level of home ownership than the national average. This is indicative or an economically wealthy area.

Betchworth compared to other wards in Mole Valley

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Fetcham West 90.32% 9.68%
2 Fetcham East 85.21% 14.79%
3 Box Hill and Headley 84.18% 15.82%
4 Ashtead Common 83.2% 16.8%
5 Ashtead Village 81.23% 18.77%
6 Bookham South 79.09% 20.91%
7 Mickleham, Westhumble and Pixham 78.8% 21.2%
8 Ashtead Park 78.66% 21.34%
9 Brockham, Betchworth and Buckland 78.31% 21.69%
10 Charlwood 76.64% 23.36%
11 Bookham North 75.69% 24.31%
12 Capel, Leigh and Newdigate 74.92% 25.08%
13 Okewood 74.17% 25.83%
14 Westcott 73.67% 26.33%
15 Beare Green 72.16% 27.84%
16 Leatherhead South 71.7% 28.3%
17 Dorking North 70.32% 29.68%
18 Leith Hill 67.22% 32.78%
19 Dorking South 66.35% 33.65%
20 Holmwoods 61.53% 38.47%
21 Leatherhead North 50.83% 49.17%
Betchworth is ranked 9 out of 21 wards in Mole Valley for the percentage of home owners.

Betchworth Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Betchworth residents have in terms of formal qualifications as a percentage. The UK government breaks qualifications down into 7 levels. A detailed explanation of these levels can be found here. However, the Census groups these into just 4 \'levels\'. Here are some examples of the qualifications each census level represents when not stated;

  • Level 1 - GCSE grades D, E, F, or G & below
  • Level 2 - GCSE A*, A, B, C or O Level grades A, B or C
  • Level 3 - A or AS qualification at any grade
  • Level 4 - HNC, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or Phd

In this first table we have compared Betchworth to the national average for England.
Level Brockham, Betchworth and Buckland England
No Qualifications 11.76% 18.08%
Level 1 8.57% 9.69%
Level 2 13.61% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 5.26% 5.32%
Level 3 15.57% 16.92%
Level 4 43.13% 33.92%

Betchworth & Mole Valley Immigration Statistics

We have analysed the Census 2021 raw data on country of birth and compiled immigration statistics as percentages of the population. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. Below are the figures for Betchworth in the Mole Valley local area district.

Betchworth has a lower rate of immigrants than Mole Valley, the South East region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Brockham, Betchworth and Buckland 92.45% 7.55%
Mole Valley 87.63% 12.37%
South East 84.24% 15.76%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Betchworth compared to other wards in Mole Valley

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Leatherhead North 80.64% 19.36%
2 Leatherhead South 82.88% 17.12%
3 Mickleham, Westhumble and Pixham 83.92% 16.08%
4 Ashtead Park 84.36% 15.64%
5 Dorking South 84.99% 15.01%
6 Dorking North 85.78% 14.22%
7 Ashtead Village 87.37% 12.63%
8 Fetcham West 88% 12%
9 Fetcham East 88.05% 11.95%
10 Westcott 88.44% 11.56%
11 Ashtead Common 88.74% 11.26%
12 Bookham North 89.14% 10.86%
13 Leith Hill 89.23% 10.77%
14 Bookham South 89.89% 10.11%
15 Holmwoods 90.19% 9.81%
16 Capel, Leigh and Newdigate 91.23% 8.77%
17 Charlwood 91.61% 8.39%
18 Box Hill and Headley 91.66% 8.34%
19 Brockham, Betchworth and Buckland 92.45% 7.55%
20 Beare Green 92.93% 7.07%
21 Okewood 93.48% 6.52%
'; Betchworth is ranked 19 out of 21 wards in Mole Valley for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

Betchworth Health Statistics

Brockham, Betchworth and Buckland has more residents (very_good_pc-$country_health->very_good_pc, 2)%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Brockham, Betchworth and Buckland 52.56% 32.34% 10.98% 2.7% 1.43%
Mole Valley 52.59% 32.96% 10.77% 2.86% 0.82%
South East 49.98% 34.01% 11.77% 3.31% 0.93%
England 48.49% 33.71% 12.65% 3.98% 1.17%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How has the health of residents in Mole Valley changed since 2011?

Mole Valley residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 0.37% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 51.45% 33.73% 11.25% 2.85% 0.71%
2021 52.59% 32.96% 10.77% 2.86% 0.82%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

Betchworth Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Brockham, Betchworth and Buckland.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under
5 - 9 years
10 - 15 years
16 - 19 years
20 - 24 years
25 - 34 years
35 - 49 years
50 - 64 years
65 - 74 years
75 - 84 years
85 years & over

What are the occupations of the residents of Betchworth?

The largest employment sector in Betchworth is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 24.69%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 21.73%
Associate Professional & Technical 15.44%
Skilled Trades 10.49%
Administrative & Secretarial 8.72%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 7.24%
Elementary Occupations 3.81%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 3.15%

What is the population of Betchworth and Mole Valley?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Mole Valley including Betchworth. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Ward Population
Ashtead Common 4182
Ashtead Park 4355
Ashtead Village 6212
Beare Green 1867
Bookham North 5815
Bookham South 5568
Box Hill and Headley 1793
Brockham, Betchworth and Buckland 4439
Capel, Leigh and Newdigate 4519
Charlwood 2469
Dorking North 4362
Dorking South 7394
Fetcham East 3712
Fetcham West 4275
Holmwoods 6502
Leatherhead North 7864
Leatherhead South 4405
Leith Hill 1763
Mickleham, Westhumble and Pixham 1911
Okewood 1887
Westcott 2253
Mole Valley Total 87547



Last updated: 20/02/2024, Additional Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.