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

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

GradeEpsom and EwellSurreyEngland
AB34.27%35.57%22.96%
C135.20%33.53%30.92%
C217.05%17.28%20.64%
DE13.48%13.63%25.49%

Epsom Immigration Statistics

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

CountryEpsom and EwellSurreyEngland
United Kingdom83.7%85.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.1%0.9%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.8%3.9%3.7%
Outside the EU11.3%9.5%9.4%

Epsom Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureEpsom and EwellSurreyEngland
Owned36.8%34.8%30.6%
Mortgage40.2%38.1%32.8%
Shared0.9%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)0.6%4.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.5%6.5%8.3%
Private Rented12.2%12.2%15.4%
Other1.1%1.3%1.4%
Rent Free0.8%1.2%1.3%

Epsom Education Statistics

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

QualificationEpsom and EwellSurreyEngland
No Qualifications15.8%15.9%22.5%
Level 112.2%12.2%13.3%
Level 215.7%15.3%15.2%
Apprenticeship2.9%2.9%3.6%
Level 312.1%12.3%12.4%
Level 436%36.2%27.4%
Other5.3%5.1%5.7%

Epsom General Health Statistics

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

HealthEpsom and EwellSurreyEngland
Very Good52.21%52.43%47.17%
Good33.76%33.56%34.22%
Fair10.64%10.56%13.12%
Bad2.68%2.70%4.25%
Very Bad0.71%0.75%1.25%

Epsom Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeEpsom and EwellSurreyEngland
Age 0 to 46.2%6.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.9%5.8%5.6%
Age 10 to146.3%6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.9%7.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.3%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.2%21.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.3%20.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.3%6.1%6%
Age 65 to 748.5%8.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.7%5.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.7%2.3%
Mean Age4040.239.3
Median Age404039

Epsom Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitEpsom and EwellSurreyEngland
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)6.9%7.1%13.5%


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

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