Socio-economic statistics for Bisham, Berkshire

Socio-economic statistics for Bisham, Berkshire

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Bisham in Windsor and Maidenhead 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 Bisham older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Bisham and Windsor and Maidenhead? Is Bisham an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

Bisham Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Bisham 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 Bisham to the national average for England.
Level Bisham & Cookham England
No Qualifications 10.41% 18.08%
Level 1 6.83% 9.69%
Level 2 11.94% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 3.65% 5.32%
Level 3 14.25% 16.92%
Level 4 50.83% 33.92%

Bisham & Windsor and Maidenhead 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 Bisham in the Windsor and Maidenhead local area district.

Bisham has a lower rate of immigrants than Windsor and Maidenhead, the South East region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Bisham & Cookham 88.34% 11.66%
Windsor and Maidenhead 78.33% 21.67%
South East 84.24% 15.76%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Bisham compared to other wards in Windsor and Maidenhead

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 St Mary's 63.19% 36.81%
2 Riverside 70.92% 29.08%
3 Boyn Hill 71.32% 28.69%
4 Oldfield 74.65% 25.35%
5 Sunningdale & Cheapside 75.61% 24.39%
6 Eton & Castle 75.77% 24.23%
7 Belmont 76.71% 23.29%
8 Datchet, Horton & Wraysbury 77.6% 22.4%
9 Furze Platt 78.55% 21.45%
10 Clewer & Dedworth East 78.76% 21.24%
11 Ascot & Sunninghill 79.1% 20.9%
12 Clewer East 79.39% 20.61%
13 Old Windsor 81.41% 18.59%
14 Clewer & Dedworth West 81.76% 18.24%
15 Bray 83.09% 16.91%
16 Cox Green 83.19% 16.81%
17 Pinkneys Green 84.19% 15.81%
18 Hurley & Walthams 88.26% 11.74%
19 Bisham & Cookham 88.34% 11.66%
'; Bisham is ranked 19 out of 19 wards in Windsor and Maidenhead for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

Bisham Health Statistics

Bisham & Cookham has significantly more residents (>5%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Bisham & Cookham 57.82% 30.2% 8.64% 2.63% 0.72%
Windsor and Maidenhead 55.76% 31.79% 9.43% 2.37% 0.65%
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 Windsor and Maidenhead changed since 2011?

Windsor and Maidenhead residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 0.82% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 54.51% 32.22% 9.85% 2.68% 0.75%
2021 55.76% 31.79% 9.43% 2.37% 0.65%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How many residents own or rent their home in Bisham and Windsor and Maidenhead

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Bisham either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 77.44 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 22.56 of Bisham residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Bisham & Cookham 77.44% 22.56%
Windsor and Maidenhead 66.15% 33.85%
South East 65.66% 34.34%
England 61.31% 38.69%

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

Bisham compared to other wards in Windsor and Maidenhead

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Bray 79.32% 20.68%
2 Cox Green 78.31% 21.69%
3 Bisham & Cookham 77.44% 22.56%
4 Pinkneys Green 74.43% 25.57%
5 Clewer & Dedworth West 73.96% 26.04%
6 Sunningdale & Cheapside 72.21% 27.79%
7 Furze Platt 71.77% 28.23%
8 Datchet, Horton & Wraysbury 71.42% 28.58%
9 Boyn Hill 70.58% 29.42%
10 Riverside (Windsor and Maidenhead) 70.23% 29.77%
11 Ascot & Sunninghill 69.42% 30.58%
12 Hurley & Walthams 67.71% 32.29%
13 Old Windsor 66.21% 33.79%
14 Belmont (Windsor and Maidenhead) 65.83% 34.17%
15 Clewer East 63.62% 36.38%
16 Oldfield 54.18% 45.82%
17 Eton & Castle 52.36% 47.64%
18 Clewer & Dedworth East 51.72% 48.28%
19 St Mary's (Windsor and Maidenhead) 39.77% 60.23%
Bisham is ranked 3 out of 19 wards in Windsor and Maidenhead for the percentage of home owners.

What are the occupations of the residents of Bisham?

The largest employment sector in Bisham is Managers, Directors & Senior Officials. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 27.77%
Professional Occupations 23.9%
Associate Professional & Technical 17.02%
Administrative & Secretarial 7.86%
Skilled Trades 6.64%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 5.39%
Elementary Occupations 4.08%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 2.95%

Bisham 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 Windsor and Maidenhead.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Windsor and Maidenhead 2.2% -0.3%
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 Bisham 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 Bisham.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 57.76%
In Part-Time Work 28.31%
Unemployed 3.36%
71.69% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Bisham

Bisham Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Bisham & Cookham.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under 4.88%
5 - 9 years 5.89%
10 - 15 years 7.1%
16 - 19 years 3.52%
20 - 24 years 3.6%
25 - 34 years 7.31%
35 - 49 years 19.81%
50 - 64 years 23.7%
65 - 74 years 11.97%
75 - 84 years 8.84%
85 years & over 3.38%

What is the population of Bisham and Windsor and Maidenhead?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Windsor and Maidenhead including Bisham. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Ward Population
Ascot & Sunninghill 11766
Belmont 7803
Bisham & Cookham 6706
Boyn Hill 7473
Bray 7649
Clewer & Dedworth East 8346
Clewer & Dedworth West 6974
Clewer East 6866
Cox Green 7568
Datchet, Horton & Wraysbury 9991
Eton & Castle 12811
Furze Platt 7638
Hurley & Walthams 6279
Old Windsor 7517
Oldfield 7087
Pinkneys Green 7515
Riverside 7239
St Mary's 7421
Sunningdale & Cheapside 6624
Windsor and Maidenhead Total 151273



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

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