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

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

GradeElmbridgeSurreyEngland
AB44.03%35.57%22.96%
C131.78%33.53%30.92%
C212.89%17.28%20.64%
DE11.31%13.63%25.49%

Claygate Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Claygate as a whole, is older than the national average.

AgeElmbridgeSurreyEngland
Age 0 to 47.2%6.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.6%5.8%5.6%
Age 10 to146.4%6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 245.7%7.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.6%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4422.6%21.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921%20.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.9%6.1%6%
Age 65 to 748.1%8.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.6%5.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.8%2.7%2.3%
Mean Age39.840.239.3
Median Age404039

Claygate Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureElmbridgeSurreyEngland
Owned34.2%34.8%30.6%
Mortgage38.8%38.1%32.8%
Shared0.7%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.1%4.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.7%6.5%8.3%
Private Rented14.1%12.2%15.4%
Other1%1.3%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.2%1.3%

Claygate Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitElmbridgeSurreyEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.2%1.3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.2%1.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)6.3%7.1%13.5%

Claygate Education Statistics

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

QualificationElmbridgeSurreyEngland
No Qualifications13.2%15.9%22.5%
Level 110.1%12.2%13.3%
Level 213.9%15.3%15.2%
Apprenticeship2.2%2.9%3.6%
Level 311.1%12.3%12.4%
Level 443.9%36.2%27.4%
Other5.6%5.1%5.7%

Claygate Immigration Statistics

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

CountryElmbridgeSurreyEngland
United Kingdom81.7%85.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.1%0.9%0.7%
Other EU Countries4.8%3.9%3.7%
Outside the EU12.4%9.5%9.4%

Claygate General Health Statistics

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

HealthElmbridgeSurreyEngland
Very Good56.45%52.43%47.17%
Good30.99%33.56%34.22%
Fair9.44%10.56%13.12%
Bad2.46%2.70%4.25%
Very Bad0.66%0.75%1.25%


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

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