Area Information for Lightwater, GU18 5ZA

This postcode in Lightwater is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Mount Hermon ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Woking. This page combines information for the address Lightwater, GU18 5ZA, 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 June 2016. 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 Urban
Local Authority Woking
Ward Mount Hermon
Constituency Woking
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 5ZA:

Burnt Pollard Lane, Lightwater, GU18 5SR
Rye Grove, Lightwater, GU18 5SE
Blackstroud Lane East, Lightwater, GU18 5XR
Blackstroud Lane West, Lightwater, GU18 5SP
Sundew Close, Lightwater, GU18 5SG
Marshwood Road, Lightwater, GU18 5QZ

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 5ZA 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 78
Semi-Detached 12
Terraced 17
Flat (Purpose-Built) 97
Flat (Converted) 8
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 215
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Lightwater contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 34% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 54
Owned with Mortgage 61
Shared Ownership 8
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 5
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 66
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 1
Total 200

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 68
Two People 59
Three People 26
Four People 31
Five People 11
Six People 1
Seven People 1
8+ People 3
Total 200

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 96
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 41
C2 - Skilled manual workers 7
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 21
Total 165

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 Woking constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Male 262
Female 262
Total 524

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 47
5-7 13
8-9 11
10-14 12
15 3
16-17 10
18-19 8
20-24 33
25-29 48
30-44 131
45-59 93
60-64 23
65-74 29
75-84 26
85-89 22
90+ 15
Total 524

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode GU18 5ZA 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 134
Married 223
Divorced 22
Separated 8
Widowed 51
Same Sex 0
Total 438

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 267
Good 181
Fair 52
Bad 20
Very Bad 4
Total 524

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

GU18 5ZA and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 55% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% of census respondents fall in to this category.

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

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 240
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 40
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 48
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 20
No GCSEs or Equivalent 61
Other 26
Total 438

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 72% 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 377
Mixed Ethnicity 13
Indian 44
Pakistani 45
Chinese 15
Other Asian 17
Black African 5
Black Caribbean 1
Other 7
Total 524

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Lightwater), 65% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.

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 338
Wales 4
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 8
European Union 47
Other 118
Total 524

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 5ZA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 347
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 46
African Countries 16
Middle East or Asia 52
North America or Caribbean 7
Central America 2
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 8
None 55

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 306
No Religion 69
Buddhist 4
Hindu 40
Jewish 3
Muslim 48
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 52
Total 524

Economic Activity Embed This

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 181
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 31
Self Employed 47
Unemployed 10
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 35
Retired 37
Looking After Home or Family 23
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 9
Total 375

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
Mining/Quarrying 2
Manufacturing 15
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 32
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 13
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 33
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 27
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 41
Administration 13
Public Administration and Defence 12
Education 22
HealthInc. Social Work 31
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 13
Total 267

Lightwater, GU18 5ZA is within the Maybury 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 5ZA
Neighbourhood Team Address Maybury
Gloucester Square
GU21 6YL
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Below are the details of the closest services to GU18 5ZA. 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 5ZA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Lightwater, GU18 5ZA. The nearest railway station is Woking, approximately 130 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Woking 130 yards
Worplesdon 2.3 miles
West Byfleet 2.6 miles
Brookwood 3.6 miles
Byfleet & New Haw 3.9 miles
Clandon 4.4 miles
Addlestone 4.9 miles
Longcross 5 miles
Chertsey 5.2 miles
Weybridge 5.2 miles
London Road (Guildford) 5.3 miles
Guildford 5.7 miles
Virginia Water 5.8 miles
Horsley 5.8 miles
Sunningdale 6.1 miles
Effingham Junction 6.1 miles
Bagshot 6.6 miles
Wanborough 7 miles
Shalford (Surrey) 7.2 miles
Cobham & Stoke d'Abernon 7.2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 4 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Lightwater, GU18 5ZA. The nearest Tube station is Heathrow Terminal 4, approximately 11 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Lightwater, GU18 5ZA. The nearest is St Dunstan's Catholic Primary School, Woking, approximately 680 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Dunstan's Catholic Primary School, Woking 680 yards
Maybury Primary School 690 yards
The Horsell Village School 0.8 miles
Goldsworth Primary School 0.8 miles
Horsell CofE Aided Junior School 1 mile
Kingfield Primary School 1 mile
New Monument Primary Academy 1.1 miles
Barnsbury Primary School and Nursery 1.1 miles
Sythwood Primary School 1.3 miles
Westfield Primary School 1.3 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Lightwater, GU18 5ZA. The nearest is St John the Baptist Catholic Comprehensive School, Woking, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St John the Baptist Catholic Comprehensive School, Woking 0.7 miles
Woking High School 1 mile
Hoe Valley School 1.5 miles
The Bishop David Brown School 1.9 miles
The Winston Churchill School A Specialist Sports College 2 miles
Fullbrook School 2.8 miles
Jubilee High School 4.2 miles
Gordon's School 4.3 miles
George Abbot School 4.4 miles
Christ's College, Guildford 4.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Lightwater, GU18 5ZA. The nearest is Goldsworth Medical Practice(Woking), approximately 270 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 5ZA. The nearest is MacroCare Dental Health (High St, Woking), approximately 180 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Lightwater, GU18 5ZA. The nearest is Woking Community Hospital, approximately 270 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Lightwater, GU18 5ZA. The nearest is Bayfields Opticians, approximately 290 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bayfields Opticians 290 yards
Dollond & Aitchison 350 yards
Boots Opticians Woking 350 yards
Specsavers Opticians 350 yards
Eyesite Opticians 510 yards
Batemans Opticians 1 mile
Asda Opticians 1.5 miles
Asda Stores Ltd 1.5 miles
Batemans (opticians) 2.5 miles
T H Collison Ltd 2.6 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.