Socio-economic statistics for Thames Ditton, Surrey

Socio-economic statistics for Thames Ditton, Surrey
Socio-economic statistics for Thames Ditton, Surrey

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

Thames Ditton Education Statistics

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

QualificationElmbridgeEngland
No Qualifications13.2%22.5%
Level 110.1%13.3%
Level 213.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship2.2%3.6%
Level 311.1%12.4%
Level 443.9%27.4%
Other5.6%5.7%

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

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GradeElmbridgeEngland
AB44.03%22.96%
C131.78%30.92%
C212.89%20.64%
DE11.31%25.49%

Thames Ditton 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. Thames Ditton 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 Thames Ditton 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 unemployment in Thames Ditton 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 Thames Ditton than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitElmbridgeSurreyEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.2%1.3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.2%1.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)6.3%7.1%13.5%

Thames Ditton Immigration Statistics

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

CountryElmbridgeEngland
United Kingdom81.7%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.1%0.7%
Other EU Countries4.8%3.7%
Outside the EU12.4%9.4%

Thames Ditton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureElmbridgeEngland
Owned34.2%30.6%
Mortgage38.8%32.8%
Shared0.7%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.1%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.7%8.3%
Private Rented14.1%15.4%
Other1%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

Thames Ditton Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeElmbridgeEngland
Age 0 to 47.2%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.6%5.6%
Age 10 to146.4%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 245.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.6%6.9%
Age 30 to 4422.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.9%6%
Age 65 to 748.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.6%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.8%2.3%
Mean Age39.839.3
Median Age4039

Thames Ditton General Health Statistics

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

HealthElmbridgeEngland
Very Good56.45%47.17%
Good30.99%34.22%
Fair9.44%13.12%
Bad2.46%4.25%
Very Bad0.66%1.25%


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



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