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

Long Ditton General Health Statistics

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

HealthElmbridgeSurreyEngland
Very Good56.45%52.43%47.17%
Good30.99%33.56%34.22%
Fair9.44%10.56%13.12%
Bad2.46%2.70%4.25%
Very Bad0.66%0.75%1.25%

Long Ditton Education Statistics

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

QualificationElmbridgeSurreyEngland
No Qualifications13.2%15.9%22.5%
Level 110.1%12.2%13.3%
Level 213.9%15.3%15.2%
Apprenticeship2.2%2.9%3.6%
Level 311.1%12.3%12.4%
Level 443.9%36.2%27.4%
Other5.6%5.1%5.7%

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

GradeElmbridgeSurreyEngland
AB44.03%35.57%22.96%
C131.78%33.53%30.92%
C212.89%17.28%20.64%
DE11.31%13.63%25.49%

Long Ditton Immigration Statistics

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

CountryElmbridgeSurreyEngland
United Kingdom81.7%85.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.1%0.9%0.7%
Other EU Countries4.8%3.9%3.7%
Outside the EU12.4%9.5%9.4%

Long Ditton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureElmbridgeSurreyEngland
Owned34.2%34.8%30.6%
Mortgage38.8%38.1%32.8%
Shared0.7%1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)2.1%4.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.7%6.5%8.3%
Private Rented14.1%12.2%15.4%
Other1%1.3%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.2%1.3%

Long Ditton Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeElmbridgeSurreyEngland
Age 0 to 47.2%6.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.6%5.8%5.6%
Age 10 to146.4%6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 245.7%7.7%9.4%
Age 25 to 294.6%5.5%6.9%
Age 30 to 4422.6%21.2%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921%20.5%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.9%6.1%6%
Age 65 to 748.1%8.6%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.6%5.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.8%2.7%2.3%
Mean Age39.840.239.3
Median Age404039

Long Ditton Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

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

BenefitElmbridgeSurreyEngland
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)6.3%7.1%13.5%


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

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