If you are thinking of moving to Virginia Water 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 Virginia Water to figures for Surrey and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Virginia Water is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Virginia Water General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Virginia Water. The percentage of residents in Virginia Water rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Virginia Water rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Virginia Water is generally better than in the average person in England.
Virginia Water 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. Virginia Water has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
Virginia Water Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Virginia Water and are from the UK Census of 2011. Virginia Water 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. Virginia Water also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Virginia Water are better educated than the average England citizen.
Virginia Water Age Distribution Statistics
|Age 0 to 4||6%||6.3%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5%||5.8%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.2%||6%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.1%||3.7%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||12.3%||7.7%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||5.6%||5.5%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||20.8%||21.2%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||19.5%||20.5%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||5.7%||6.1%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||8.2%||8.6%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||6%||5.9%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.6%||2.7%||2.3%|
Virginia Water Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Virginia Water has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Virginia Water is a relatively affluent area.
|Social Rented (Council)||8.9%||4.9%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||4%||6.5%||8.3%|
Virginia Water Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Virginia Water 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 unemployment in Virginia Water 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 Virginia Water than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.
|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)||6.8%||7.1%||13.5%|
Virginia Water Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Virginia Water are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Virginia Water 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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||1%||0.9%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||4.8%||3.9%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||11.1%||9.5%||9.4%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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