Scotswood, Surrey

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

Scotswood Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Scotswood and are from the UK Census of 2011.

QualificationSurrey HeathEngland
No Qualifications15%22.5%
Level 113.5%13.3%
Level 216.3%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.5%3.6%
Level 312.2%12.4%
Level 434.5%27.4%
Other5.1%5.7%

Scotswood Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

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TenureSurrey HeathEngland
Owned34.8%30.6%
Mortgage42%32.8%
Shared0.8%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.2%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)8%8.3%
Private Rented10.2%15.4%
Other1.9%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.3%

Scotswood Immigration Statistics

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

CountrySurrey HeathEngland
United Kingdom86.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.8%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.2%3.7%
Outside the EU9.2%9.4%

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

GradeSurrey HeathEngland
AB36.13%22.96%
C134.44%30.92%
C217.13%20.64%
DE12.30%25.49%

Scotswood 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. Scotswood 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 Scotswood 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 Scotswood than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitSurrey HeathSurreyEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.4%1.3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1%1.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)6.6%7.1%13.5%

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

Scotswood General Health Statistics

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

HealthSurrey HeathEngland
Very Good53.47%47.17%
Good33.30%34.22%
Fair10.00%13.12%
Bad2.49%4.25%
Very Bad0.74%1.25%

Scotswood Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeSurrey HeathEngland
Age 0 to 46%6.3%
Age 5 to 96%5.6%
Age 10 to146.3%5.8%
Age 15 to 174%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.9%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.1%6%
Age 65 to 748.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.7%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.1%2.3%
Mean Age40.239.3
Median Age4139

What is the population of Scotswood and Surrey Heath?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Surrey Heath including Scotswood. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

WardPopulation
Bagshot7401
Bisley & West End9282
Frimley5224
Frimley Green6771
Heatherside7421
Lightwater6610
Mytchett & Deepcut7291
Old Dean5650
Parkside5079
St Michaels5933
St Pauls4858
Town4954
Watchetts5720
Windlesham & Chobham7010
Surrey Heath Total89204



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


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