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

West Bedfont Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSpelthorneSurreyEngland
Owned33.9%34.8%30.6%
Mortgage38.6%38.1%32.8%
Shared1.4%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.6%4.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.8%6.5%8.3%
Private Rented11.7%12.2%15.4%
Other0.9%1.3%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.2%1.3%

West Bedfont Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitSpelthorneSurreyEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.6%1.3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.7%1.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.8%7.1%13.5%

West Bedfont Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of West Bedfont are from the UK Census of 2011.

CountrySpelthorneSurreyEngland
United Kingdom85.9%85.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.1%0.9%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.6%3.9%3.7%
Outside the EU9.4%9.5%9.4%

West Bedfont 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.

GradeSpelthorneSurreyEngland
AB24.36%35.57%22.96%
C137.91%33.53%30.92%
C221.37%17.28%20.64%
DE16.36%13.63%25.49%

West Bedfont General Health Statistics

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

HealthSpelthorneSurreyEngland
Very Good48.04%52.43%47.17%
Good35.82%33.56%34.22%
Fair12.04%10.56%13.12%
Bad3.23%2.70%4.25%
Very Bad0.87%0.75%1.25%

West Bedfont Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of West Bedfont and are from the UK Census of 2011.

QualificationSpelthorneSurreyEngland
No Qualifications20.4%15.9%22.5%
Level 116.1%12.2%13.3%
Level 216.1%15.3%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.9%2.9%3.6%
Level 311.4%12.3%12.4%
Level 425.9%36.2%27.4%
Other6.2%5.1%5.7%

West Bedfont Age Distribution Statistics

The population of West Bedfont as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of West Bedfont is also older than the Surrey average, making West Bedfont a older persons location.

AgeSpelthorneSurreyEngland
Age 0 to 46.3%6.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.8%5.6%
Age 10 to145.4%6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.5%7.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.2%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4421.7%21.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.6%20.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.9%6.1%6%
Age 65 to 748.9%8.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.1%5.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.4%2.7%2.3%
Mean Age40.440.239.3
Median Age414039



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

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