Westfield, Surrey

Statistics

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

Westfield Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Westfield as a whole, is younger than the national average. However, population of Westfield is older than the Surrey average.

AgeWokingSurreyEngland
Age 0 to 47.3%6.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.1%5.8%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.5%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.9%7.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.9%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4423.8%21.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.5%20.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.5%6.1%6%
Age 65 to 747.4%8.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.2%5.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.3%2.7%2.3%
Mean Age38.740.239.3
Median Age384039

Westfield Education Statistics

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

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QualificationWokingSurreyEngland
No Qualifications15.2%15.9%22.5%
Level 112%12.2%13.3%
Level 214.3%15.3%15.2%
Apprenticeship2.6%2.9%3.6%
Level 311.3%12.3%12.4%
Level 438.4%36.2%27.4%
Other6.3%5.1%5.7%

Westfield Immigration Statistics

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

CountryWokingSurreyEngland
United Kingdom80.1%85.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.9%0.9%0.7%
Other EU Countries5.3%3.9%3.7%
Outside the EU13.7%9.5%9.4%

Westfield Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureWokingSurreyEngland
Owned31.6%34.8%30.6%
Mortgage38.9%38.1%32.8%
Shared0.9%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)8.4%4.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)3.5%6.5%8.3%
Private Rented14.6%12.2%15.4%
Other1.1%1.3%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.2%1.3%

Westfield 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 Westfield 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.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Westfield 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Westfield than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitWokingSurreyEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.4%1.3%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.4%1.3%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)7.7%7.1%13.5%

Westfield General Health Statistics

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

HealthWokingSurreyEngland
Very Good51.78%52.43%47.17%
Good34.57%33.56%34.22%
Fair10.27%10.56%13.12%
Bad2.62%2.70%4.25%
Very Bad0.77%0.75%1.25%

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

GradeWokingSurreyEngland
AB37.15%35.57%22.96%
C130.64%33.53%30.92%
C216.32%17.28%20.64%
DE15.90%13.63%25.49%


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

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