Socio-economic statistics for Reigate, Surrey

Socio-economic statistics for Reigate, Surrey
Socio-economic statistics for Reigate, Surrey

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

Reigate 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.

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These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Reigate 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Reigate than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitReigate and BansteadSurreyEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.5%1.3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.2%1.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)7.8%7.1%13.5%

Reigate rates 4/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Reigate Immigration Statistics

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

CountryReigate and BansteadEngland
United Kingdom87.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.9%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.3%3.7%
Outside the EU8%9.4%

Reigate Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureReigate and BansteadEngland
Owned33.2%30.6%
Mortgage39.9%32.8%
Shared1.2%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.4%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.5%8.3%
Private Rented12%15.4%
Other0.9%1.4%
Rent Free0.9%1.3%

Reigate General Health Statistics

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

HealthReigate and BansteadEngland
Very Good51.55%47.17%
Good34.03%34.22%
Fair10.79%13.12%
Bad2.79%4.25%
Very Bad0.85%1.25%

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

GradeReigate and BansteadEngland
AB32.61%22.96%
C134.97%30.92%
C218.26%20.64%
DE14.16%25.49%

Reigate Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeReigate and BansteadEngland
Age 0 to 46.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.9%5.6%
Age 10 to146%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.9%6.9%
Age 30 to 4422.1%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.1%6%
Age 65 to 748.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.8%2.3%
Mean Age39.939.3
Median Age4039

Reigate Education Statistics

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

QualificationReigate and BansteadEngland
No Qualifications16.6%22.5%
Level 113.2%13.3%
Level 216.6%15.2%
Apprenticeship2.9%3.6%
Level 312%12.4%
Level 434%27.4%
Other4.8%5.7%



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


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