Area Information for Lightwater, GU18 5JL

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 5JL, 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 1997. 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 5JL:

Grasmere Road, Lightwater, GU18 5TJ
The Ridgeway, Lightwater, GU18 5XS
Grasmere Road, Lightwater, GU18 5TL
Macdonald Road, Lightwater, GU18 5TW
Macdonald Road, Lightwater, GU18 5TN
Michelet Close, Lightwater, GU18 5XT

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 5JL 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 detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 68
Semi-Detached 47
Terraced 8
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 2
Total 127
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 59
Owned with Mortgage 59
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 7
Rent Free 0
Total 126

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 27
Two People 48
Three People 25
Four People 21
Five People 2
Six People 2
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 126

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 38
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 30
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 7
Total 85

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Surrey Heath constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Gender
Male 157
Female 154
Total 311

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 25
5-7 7
8-9 5
10-14 15
15 1
16-17 5
18-19 4
20-24 10
25-29 13
30-44 67
45-59 69
60-64 18
65-74 40
75-84 24
85-89 5
90+ 3
Total 311

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode GU18 5JL does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

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 58
Married 162
Divorced 15
Separated 5
Widowed 18
Same Sex 0
Total 258

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.

Health
Very Good 174
Good 93
Fair 33
Bad 8
Very Bad 3
Total 311

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) 103
Apprenticeship 9
2+ A Levels 27
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 48
1-4 GCSEs 28
No GCSEs 37
Other 6
Total 258

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Lightwater) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 98% so.

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 305
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Black Caribbean 1
Total 311

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 275
Wales 3
Scotland 9
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 4
Other 15
Total 311

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 5JL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 279
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 7
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 21

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.

Religion
Christian 181
No Religion 83
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 4
Not Stated 42
Total 311

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 90
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 34
Self Employed 42
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 8
Retired 39
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 3
Total 226

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 8
Construction 13
RetailInc. Wholesale 21
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 11
Accommodation and Food 12
Information and Communication 13
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 10
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 18
Administration 16
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 17
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 169

Lightwater, GU18 5JL 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. In July 2018, 24 crimes were reported within half a mile of GU18 5JL.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 24 crimes committed near GU18 5JL
Neighbourhood Team Address The Six Villages
Surrey Heath House
Knoll Road
Surrey Heath
Surrey
GU15 3HD
Force Website: http://www.surrey.police.uk/

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to GU18 5JL. 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 5JL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Lightwater, GU18 5JL. The nearest railway station is Bagshot, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bagshot 1.2 miles
Sunningdale 3.3 miles
Camberley 3.3 miles
Brookwood 3.6 miles
Ascot 3.8 miles
Longcross 4.1 miles
Frimley 4.2 miles
Martins Heron 4.5 miles
Farnborough North 4.6 miles
Blackwater 4.7 miles
Farnborough (Main) 5.2 miles
Woking 5.5 miles
Bracknell 5.5 miles
Sandhurst 5.7 miles
Worplesdon 5.8 miles
North Camp 5.8 miles
Virginia Water 5.9 miles
Ash Vale 5.9 miles
Crowthorne 6.5 miles
West Byfleet 7.2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 2 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Lightwater, GU18 5JL. The nearest Tube station is Heathrow Terminal 5, approximately 12 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Heathrow Terminal 5 Tube Station 12 miles
Heathrow Terminal 4 Tube Station 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Lightwater, GU18 5JL. The nearest is Lightwater Village School, approximately 240 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Lightwater Village School 240 yards
    
Hammond School 560 yards
    
Connaught Junior School 0.8 miles
    
Bagshot Infant School 1.1 miles
    
Windlesham Village Infant School 1.5 miles
    
Holy Trinity CofE Primary School 1.8 miles
    
Valley End CofE Infant School 1.9 miles
    
Pine Ridge Infant School 2 miles
    
Heather Ridge Infant School 2 miles
    
Cordwalles Junior School 2.3 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Lightwater, GU18 5JL. The nearest is Gordon's School, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Gordon's School 1.2 miles
    
Collingwood College 2.2 miles
    
Charters School 3 miles
    
Tomlinscote School and Sixth Form College 3.1 miles
    
Kings International College 3.9 miles
    
The Winston Churchill School A Specialist Sports College 4 miles
    
Woking High School 4.6 miles
    
Sandhurst School 4.7 miles
    
Fernhill School 4.9 miles
    
The Brakenhale School 5.2 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Lightwater, GU18 5JL. The nearest is Lightwater Surgery, approximately 590 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 5JL. The nearest is Mr M A Parker, approximately 460 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 460 yards
Bridgeview Dental Surgery 1.1 miles
Pennyhill Dental Care 1.4 miles
Mr L Van Rooy 2 miles
Dental Sense 2.9 miles
MR MB PATEL 2.9 miles
Mr R P Milne 2.9 miles
Mr A Hommasi 3 miles
GOUGH AS MR 3 miles
Bupa Dental Care, Woking - Knaphill 3.1 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Lightwater, GU18 5JL. The nearest is Priory Hospital Woking, approximately 3 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Lightwater, GU18 5JL. The nearest is Simon Pestell Optometrist, approximately 580 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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