Area Information for Lightwater, GU18 5WL
This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in February 2008. 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.
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 5WL:
|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|
|Grasmere Road, Lightwater, GU18 5TF|
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 5WL 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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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.
|Residence in Commercial Building||14|
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%.
|Owned with Mortgage||34|
|Rented: From Council||0|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||5|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||18|
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.
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.
|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|
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.
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.
Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top
In the immediate vicinity of GU18 5WL 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.
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.
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|
|2+ A Levels||13|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||34|
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.
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|
|Republic of Ireland||5|
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 5WL
|Republic of Ireland||4|
|Europe (including European Union)||9|
|Middle East or Asia||4|
|North America or Caribbean||0|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||0|
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.
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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||12|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||4|
|Looking After Home or Family||3|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||3|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||8|
|Accommodation and Food||8|
|Information and Communication||4|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||3|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||6|
|Public Administration and Defence||3|
|HealthInc. Social Work||11|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||3|
|Crime:||Click here to view crimes committed near GU18 5WL|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
The Six Villages
Surrey Heath House
Below are the details of the closest services to GU18 5WL. 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 5WL.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Lightwater, GU18 5WL. The nearest railway station is Bagshot, approximately 1.3 miles away.
|Martins Heron||4.6 miles|
|Farnborough North||4.8 miles|
|Farnborough (Main)||5.5 miles|
|Virginia Water||5.6 miles|
|North Camp||6 miles|
|Ash Vale||6 miles|
|West Byfleet||7 miles|
Nearest Tube/DLR Stations
Listed here are the 3 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Lightwater, GU18 5WL. The nearest Tube station is Heathrow Terminal 5, approximately 12 miles away.
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Lightwater, GU18 5WL. 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 5WL. 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 5WL. 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.
|Lightwater Surgery||190 yards|
|Park House Surgery||1.3 miles|
|Chobham And West End Medical Practice (Lucas Green Road Branch)||1.6 miles|
|Heatherside Surgery||2.2 miles|
|Chobham And West End Medical Practice||2.8 miles|
|Knaphill Surgery||3.2 miles|
|Upper Gordon Road Surgery||3.3 miles|
|Kings Corner Surgery||3.3 miles|
|Magnolia House Surgery||3.6 miles|
|Park Road Group Practice||3.6 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Lightwater, GU18 5WL. 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.
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Lightwater, GU18 5WL. The nearest is Priory Hospital Woking, approximately 2.9 miles away.
|Priory Hospital Woking||2.9 miles|
|Cygnet Hospital Woking||3.4 miles|
|Frimley Park Hospital||4 miles|
|Heatherwood Hospital||4.1 miles|
|Nuffield Health, Woking Hospital||4.7 miles|
|Broadmoor Hospital||5.1 miles|
|Woking Community Hospital (Virgin Care)||5.4 miles|
|St Peter's Hospital||6.3 miles|
|BMI The Runnymede Hospital||6.4 miles|
|Wokingham Hospital||8.6 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Lightwater, GU18 5WL. The nearest is Simon Pestell Optometrist, approximately 290 yards away.
|Simon Pestell Optometrist||290 yards|
|Village Eye Clinic||1.3 miles|
|Penny & Hayter||3.2 miles|
|Simon Pestell Optometrist||3.4 miles|
|Bayfields Opticians||3.5 miles|
|Leightons Opticians & Hearing Care||3.5 miles|
|Vision Express (UK) Ltd||3.5 miles|
|Boots-Camberley - Grace Reynolds Walk||3.6 miles|
|Specsavers Opticians||3.6 miles|
|Boots-Camberley - Obelisk Way||3.6 miles|
* 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.