The Wells, Surrey


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

The Wells Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitEpsom and EwellSurreyEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.4%1.3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.2%1.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)6.9%7.1%13.5%

The Wells General Health Statistics

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

HealthEpsom and EwellSurreyEngland
Very Good52.21%52.43%47.17%
Very Bad0.71%0.75%1.25%

The Wells Education Statistics

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

QualificationEpsom and EwellSurreyEngland
No Qualifications15.8%15.9%22.5%
Level 112.2%12.2%13.3%
Level 215.7%15.3%15.2%
Level 312.1%12.3%12.4%
Level 436%36.2%27.4%

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

GradeEpsom and EwellSurreyEngland

The Wells Immigration Statistics

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

CountryEpsom and EwellSurreyEngland
United Kingdom83.7%85.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.1%0.9%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.8%3.9%3.7%
Outside the EU11.3%9.5%9.4%

The Wells Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureEpsom and EwellSurreyEngland
Social Rented (Council)0.6%4.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.5%6.5%8.3%
Private Rented12.2%12.2%15.4%
Rent Free0.8%1.2%1.3%

The Wells Age Distribution Statistics

The population of The Wells as a whole, is older than the national average.

AgeEpsom and EwellSurreyEngland
Age 0 to 46.2%6.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.9%5.8%5.6%
Age 10 to146.3%6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.9%7.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.3%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.2%21.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.3%20.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.3%6.1%6%
Age 65 to 748.5%8.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.7%5.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.7%2.3%
Mean Age4040.239.3
Median Age404039

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

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