Socio-economic statistics for Chelsham, Surrey

Socio-economic statistics for Chelsham, Surrey
Socio-economic statistics for Chelsham, Surrey

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

Chelsham General Health Statistics

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

Very Good50.50%47.17%
Very Bad0.86%1.25%

Chelsham Age Distribution Statistics

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

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Age 0 to 45.9%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.7%5.6%
Age 10 to146.5%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.8%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4419.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.8%6%
Age 65 to 749.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.2%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.8%2.3%
Mean Age41.339.3
Median Age4339

Chelsham Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications17.1%22.5%
Level 113.4%13.3%
Level 217.5%15.2%
Level 312.3%12.4%
Level 433%27.4%

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


Chelsham Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment figures as a percentage of the working population and has no further plans to do so. They do however publish the number of Universal Credit claimants in every local district council. We have taken the LDC that includes and compared it to the nearest councils. Please be aware that Universal Credit is a in and out of work benefit. Therefore these figures are an indicator of BOTH unemployment and underemployment. Chelsham is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.Chelsham is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Chelsham are dated . They are the last published statistics of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Chelsham than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.4%1.3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.2%1.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)7.8%7.1%13.5%

Chelsham rates 3/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Chelsham Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Social Rented (Council)7.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.1%8.3%
Private Rented9.7%15.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.3%

Chelsham Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Chelsham are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Chelsham has a higher level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a lower rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does not have a significant immigrant population.

United Kingdom91.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.8%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.3%3.7%
Outside the EU5.7%9.4%

What is the population of Chelsham and Tandridge?

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

Bletchingley and Nutfield6051
Burstow, Horne and Outwood6096
Dormansland and Felcourt4275
Lingfield and Crowhurst4404
Oxted North and Tandridge5984
Oxted South6666
Queens Park4014
Tatsfield and Titsey1964
Warlingham East and Chelsham and Farleigh5905
Warlingham West3480
Tandridge Total88542

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

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