If you are thinking of moving to South Merstham 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 South Merstham to figures for Surrey and nationally. These statistics can tell you if South Merstham is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
South Merstham General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for South Merstham. The percentage of residents in South Merstham rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in South Merstham rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of South Merstham is generally better than in the average person in England.
|Health||Reigate and Banstead||Surrey||England|
South Merstham 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. South Merstham has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
|Grade||Reigate and Banstead||Surrey||England|
South Merstham 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 South Merstham 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.
These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in South Merstham 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.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 South Merstham than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.
|Benefit||Reigate and Banstead||Surrey||England|
|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%|
South Merstham Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of South Merstham are from the UK Census of 2011. Since South Merstham 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.
|Country||Reigate and Banstead||Surrey||England|
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.9%||0.9%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||3.3%||3.9%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||8%||9.5%||9.4%|
South Merstham Age Distribution Statistics
The population of South Merstham as a whole, is older than the national average.
|Age||Reigate and Banstead||Surrey||England|
|Age 0 to 4||6.6%||6.3%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.9%||5.8%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||6%||6%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.6%||3.7%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||7.1%||7.7%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||5.9%||5.5%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||22.1%||21.2%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||20.2%||20.5%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||6.1%||6.1%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||8.1%||8.6%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||5.6%||5.9%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.8%||2.7%||2.3%|
South Merstham Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of South Merstham and are from the UK Census of 2011. South Merstham 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. South Merstham also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of South Merstham are better educated than the average England citizen.
|Qualification||Reigate and Banstead||Surrey||England|
South Merstham Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
South Merstham has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that South Merstham is a relatively affluent area.
|Tenure||Reigate and Banstead||Surrey||England|
|Social Rented (Council)||2.4%||4.9%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||9.5%||6.5%||8.3%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.