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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.

HealthRunnymedeSurreyEngland
Very Good51.32%52.43%47.17%
Good34.10%33.56%34.22%
Fair10.89%10.56%13.12%
Bad2.94%2.70%4.25%
Very Bad0.75%0.75%1.25%

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.

GradeRunnymedeSurreyEngland
AB29.15%35.57%22.96%
C136.73%33.53%30.92%
C219.08%17.28%20.64%
DE15.03%13.63%25.49%

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.

QualificationRunnymedeSurreyEngland
No Qualifications18.3%15.9%22.5%
Level 112.7%12.2%13.3%
Level 214.4%15.3%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.4%2.9%3.6%
Level 315.1%12.3%12.4%
Level 429.9%36.2%27.4%
Other6.1%5.1%5.7%

Virginia Water Age Distribution Statistics

AgeRunnymedeSurreyEngland
Age 0 to 46%6.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.8%5.6%
Age 10 to145.2%6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.1%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 2412.3%7.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.6%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.8%21.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.5%20.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.7%6.1%6%
Age 65 to 748.2%8.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 846%5.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.7%2.3%
Mean Age39.740.239.3
Median Age394039

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.

TenureRunnymedeSurreyEngland
Owned33.1%34.8%30.6%
Mortgage36.4%38.1%32.8%
Shared1%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)8.9%4.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)4%6.5%8.3%
Private Rented13.7%12.2%15.4%
Other1.5%1.3%1.4%
Rent Free1.4%1.2%1.3%

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.

BenefitRunnymedeSurreyEngland
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.

CountryRunnymedeSurreyEngland
United Kingdom83.1%85.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1%0.9%0.7%
Other EU Countries4.8%3.9%3.7%
Outside the EU11.1%9.5%9.4%



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

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