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

Old Woking Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Old Woking as a whole, is younger than the national average. However, population of Old Woking is older than the Surrey average.

AgeWokingSurreyEngland
Age 0 to 47.3%6.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.1%5.8%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.9%7.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.9%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4423.8%21.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.5%20.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.5%6.1%6%
Age 65 to 747.4%8.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.2%5.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.3%2.7%2.3%
Mean Age38.740.239.3
Median Age384039

Old Woking Immigration Statistics

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

CountryWokingSurreyEngland
United Kingdom80.1%85.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.9%0.9%0.7%
Other EU Countries5.3%3.9%3.7%
Outside the EU13.7%9.5%9.4%

Old Woking Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitWokingSurreyEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.4%1.3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.4%1.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)7.7%7.1%13.5%

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

GradeWokingSurreyEngland
AB37.15%35.57%22.96%
C130.64%33.53%30.92%
C216.32%17.28%20.64%
DE15.90%13.63%25.49%

Old Woking General Health Statistics

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

HealthWokingSurreyEngland
Very Good51.78%52.43%47.17%
Good34.57%33.56%34.22%
Fair10.27%10.56%13.12%
Bad2.62%2.70%4.25%
Very Bad0.77%0.75%1.25%

Old Woking Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureWokingSurreyEngland
Owned31.6%34.8%30.6%
Mortgage38.9%38.1%32.8%
Shared0.9%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)8.4%4.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.5%6.5%8.3%
Private Rented14.6%12.2%15.4%
Other1.1%1.3%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.2%1.3%

Old Woking Education Statistics

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

QualificationWokingSurreyEngland
No Qualifications15.2%15.9%22.5%
Level 112%12.2%13.3%
Level 214.3%15.3%15.2%
Apprenticeship2.6%2.9%3.6%
Level 311.3%12.3%12.4%
Level 438.4%36.2%27.4%
Other6.3%5.1%5.7%



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

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