Area Information for Lightwater, GU18 5HN

This postcode in Lightwater is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Lightwater ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Surrey Heath. This page combines information for the address Lightwater, GU18 5HN, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of GU18 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in August 2003. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Small Town or Fringe Area
Local Authority Surrey Heath
Ward Lightwater
Constituency Surrey Heath
Region South East
Country England

Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Lightwater, GU18 5HN:

Guildford Road, Lightwater, GU18 5RY
Guildford Road, Lightwater, GU18 5RP
Coyne Close, Lightwater, GU18 5AB
Guildford Road, Lightwater, GU18 5RA
Christie Close, Lightwater, GU18 5UG

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about GU18 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Lightwater, GU18 5HN is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.

Housing Types Embed This

The area containing Lightwater consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 32
Semi-Detached 13
Terraced 5
Flat (Purpose-Built) 71
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 14
Total 136
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 63
Owned with Mortgage 34
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 5
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 18
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 0
Total 123

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 66
Two People 32
Three People 11
Four People 8
Five People 5
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 123

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 14
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 25
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 9
Total 58

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Lightwater ward however contains significantly more women than average (58%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.

Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.

Male 94
Female 132
Total 226

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 11
5-7 7
8-9 2
10-14 10
15 1
16-17 2
18-19 2
20-24 8
25-29 17
30-44 43
45-59 31
60-64 9
65-74 18
75-84 42
85-89 18
90+ 5
Total 226

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of GU18 5HN the number widowed residents is high - 20% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 48
Married 85
Divorced 12
Separated 4
Widowed 46
Same Sex 0
Total 195

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Very Good 84
Good 86
Fair 41
Bad 12
Very Bad 3
Total 226

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 52
Apprenticeship 11
2+ A Levels 13
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 34
1-4 GCSEs 18
No GCSEs 57
Other 10
Total 195

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 90% white.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 204
Chinese 15
Other Asian 7
Total 226

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 184
Wales 5
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 7
Other 20
Total 226

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to GU18 5HN

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 183
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 9
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 4
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 25

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Christian 143
No Religion 48
Buddhist 7
Hindu 2
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 25
Total 226

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Lightwater ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 19% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 57
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 12
Self Employed 25
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4
Retired 22
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 2
Total 130

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Manufacturing 7
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 16
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 96

Lightwater, GU18 5HN is within the The Six Villages policing neighbourhood, under the Surrey Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near GU18 5HN
Neighbourhood Team Address The Six Villages
Surrey Heath House
Knoll Road
Surrey Heath
GU15 3HD
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Below are the details of the closest services to GU18 5HN. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for GU18 5HN.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Lightwater, GU18 5HN. The nearest railway station is Bagshot, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bagshot 1.3 miles
Sunningdale 3.1 miles
Camberley 3.5 miles
Brookwood 3.6 miles
Ascot 3.7 miles
Longcross 3.8 miles
Frimley 4.5 miles
Martins Heron 4.6 miles
Farnborough North 4.8 miles
Blackwater 5 miles
Woking 5.3 miles
Farnborough (Main) 5.5 miles
Bracknell 5.6 miles
Virginia Water 5.6 miles
Worplesdon 5.7 miles
Sandhurst 6 miles
North Camp 6 miles
Ash Vale 6 miles
Crowthorne 6.7 miles
West Byfleet 7 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 2 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Lightwater, GU18 5HN. The nearest Tube station is Heathrow Terminal 4, approximately 13 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Heathrow Terminal 4 Tube Station 13 miles
Heathrow Terminals 1, 2, 3 Tube Station 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Lightwater, GU18 5HN. The nearest is Lightwater Village School, approximately 590 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Lightwater Village School 590 yards
Hammond School 0.6 miles
Connaught Junior School 1 mile
Bagshot Infant School 1.3 miles
Windlesham Village Infant School 1.4 miles
Holy Trinity CofE Primary School 1.6 miles
Valley End CofE Infant School 1.7 miles
Heather Ridge Infant School 2.2 miles
Pine Ridge Infant School 2.2 miles  
Bisley CofE Primary School 2.3 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Lightwater, GU18 5HN. The nearest is Gordon's School, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Gordon's School 1 mile
Collingwood College 2.4 miles
Charters School 2.8 miles
Tomlinscote School and Sixth Form College 3.4 miles
The Winston Churchill School A Specialist Sports College 3.9 miles
Kings International College 4.2 miles
Woking High School 4.5 miles
Sandhurst School 5 miles
Fernhill School 5.1 miles
The Brakenhale School 5.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Lightwater, GU18 5HN. The nearest is Lightwater Surgery, approximately 190 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Lightwater, GU18 5HN. The nearest is Mr M A Parker, approximately < 50 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Mr M A Parker < 50 yards
Bridgeview Dental Surgery 1.2 miles
Pennyhill Dental Care 1.6 miles
Mr L Van Rooy 2.2 miles
Dental Sense 2.7 miles
Mr A Hommasi 2.8 miles
GOUGH AS MR 2.9 miles
Bupa Dental Care, Woking - Knaphill 3 miles
BARSAR LTD 3.1 miles
White House Dental Practice 3.1 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Lightwater, GU18 5HN. The nearest is Priory Hospital Woking, approximately 2.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Lightwater, GU18 5HN. The nearest is Simon Pestell Optometrist, approximately 290 yards away.

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.

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