Socio-economic statistics for Hersham, Surrey

Socio-economic statistics for Hersham, Surrey
Socio-economic statistics for Hersham, Surrey

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

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

GradeElmbridgeEngland
AB44.03%22.96%
C131.78%30.92%
C212.89%20.64%
DE11.31%25.49%

Hersham Age Distribution Statistics

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

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AgeElmbridgeEngland
Age 0 to 47.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.6%5.6%
Age 10 to146.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 245.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4422.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.9%6%
Age 65 to 748.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.8%2.3%
Mean Age39.839.3
Median Age4039

Hersham General Health Statistics

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

HealthElmbridgeEngland
Very Good56.45%47.17%
Good30.99%34.22%
Fair9.44%13.12%
Bad2.46%4.25%
Very Bad0.66%1.25%

Hersham Immigration Statistics

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

CountryElmbridgeEngland
United Kingdom81.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.1%0.7%
Other EU Countries4.8%3.7%
Outside the EU12.4%9.4%

Hersham 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. Hersham is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Hersham 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 unemployment in Hersham 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 Hersham 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%

Hersham Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureElmbridgeEngland
Owned34.2%30.6%
Mortgage38.8%32.8%
Shared0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.1%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.7%8.3%
Private Rented14.1%15.4%
Other1%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

Hersham Education Statistics

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

QualificationElmbridgeEngland
No Qualifications13.2%22.5%
Level 110.1%13.3%
Level 213.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship2.2%3.6%
Level 311.1%12.4%
Level 443.9%27.4%
Other5.6%5.7%



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


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