Socio-economic statistics for Lower Ashtead, Surrey

Socio-economic statistics for Lower Ashtead, Surrey
Socio-economic statistics for Lower Ashtead, Surrey

Socio-economic statistics for Lower Ashtead, Surrey

Statistics

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

Lower Ashtead Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeMole ValleySurreyEngland
Age 0 to 45.4%6.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.8%5.6%
Age 10 to146.3%6%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.1%7.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.4%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4418.9%21.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.9%20.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.9%6.1%6%
Age 65 to 7410.4%8.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 847.2%5.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over3.1%2.7%2.3%
Mean Age42.740.239.3
Median Age444039

Lower Ashtead Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitMole ValleySurreyEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.2%1.3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.3%1.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)6.8%7.1%13.5%

Lower Ashtead Immigration Statistics

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

CountryMole ValleySurreyEngland
United Kingdom90.1%85.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.7%0.9%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.8%3.9%3.7%
Outside the EU6.4%9.5%9.4%

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

GradeMole ValleySurreyEngland
AB37.17%35.57%22.96%
C132.29%33.53%30.92%
C217.81%17.28%20.64%
DE12.73%13.63%25.49%

Lower Ashtead Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureMole ValleySurreyEngland
Owned39.1%34.8%30.6%
Mortgage34.5%38.1%32.8%
Shared0.9%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.5%4.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.7%6.5%8.3%
Private Rented10.6%12.2%15.4%
Other1.3%1.3%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.2%1.3%

Lower Ashtead Education Statistics

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

QualificationMole ValleySurreyEngland
No Qualifications16%15.9%22.5%
Level 111.7%12.2%13.3%
Level 216.1%15.3%15.2%
Apprenticeship2.8%2.9%3.6%
Level 311.3%12.3%12.4%
Level 437.9%36.2%27.4%
Other4.2%5.1%5.7%

Lower Ashtead General Health Statistics

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

HealthMole ValleySurreyEngland
Very Good51.45%52.43%47.17%
Good33.73%33.56%34.22%
Fair11.25%10.56%13.12%
Bad2.85%2.70%4.25%
Very Bad0.71%0.75%1.25%


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

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