Area Information for Lightwater, GU18 5ZP

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 5ZP, 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 May 2004. 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 5ZP:

Ivy Drive, Lightwater, GU18 5YZ
Ivy Drive, Lightwater, GU18 5YY
Ivy Drive, Lightwater, GU18 5YT
Ling Drive, Lightwater, GU18 5PA
Sorrel Drive, Lightwater, GU18 5PB
Quarry Bank, Lightwater, GU18 5PE

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 5ZP 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 127
Semi-Detached 4
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 132
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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 62
Owned with Mortgage 57
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4
Rent Free 1
Total 127

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 17
Two People 54
Three People 21
Four People 25
Five People 8
Six People 1
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 127

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 55
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 25
C2 - Skilled manual workers 14
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2
Total 96

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 48% male.

Male 170
Female 184
Total 354

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 13
5-7 7
8-9 8
10-14 33
15 9
16-17 13
18-19 10
20-24 10
25-29 6
30-44 52
45-59 106
60-64 25
65-74 29
75-84 22
85-89 4
90+ 7
Total 354

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode GU18 5ZP 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 50
Married 191
Divorced 17
Separated 4
Widowed 22
Same Sex 0
Total 284

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 193
Good 113
Fair 30
Bad 15
Very Bad 3
Total 354

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) 125
Apprenticeship 12
2+ A Levels 22
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 41
1-4 GCSEs 34
No GCSEs 38
Other 12
Total 284

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 95% 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 335
Mixed Ethnicity 8
Indian 5
Chinese 1
Other Asian 1
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Total 354

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 309
Wales 3
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 4
Other 29
Total 354

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 5ZP

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 327
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 4
African Countries 4
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 4
None 16

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 222
No Religion 87
Buddhist 0
Hindu 4
Jewish 6
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 32
Total 354

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Lightwater ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 22% 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 81
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 35
Self Employed 54
Unemployed 11
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 22
Retired 33
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 2
Total 251

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
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 20
RetailInc. Wholesale 28
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 22
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 14
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 8
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 20
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 19
HealthInc. Social Work 12
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 180

Lightwater, GU18 5ZP 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 5ZP
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 5ZP. 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 5ZP.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Lightwater, GU18 5ZP. The nearest railway station is Bagshot, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bagshot 1.4 miles
Camberley 2.8 miles
Brookwood 3.4 miles
Frimley 3.7 miles
Sunningdale 3.9 miles
Farnborough North 4 miles
Ascot 4.3 miles
Blackwater 4.3 miles
Longcross 4.6 miles
Farnborough (Main) 4.7 miles
Martins Heron 4.8 miles
North Camp 5.2 miles
Ash Vale 5.3 miles
Sandhurst 5.4 miles
Woking 5.6 miles
Bracknell 5.7 miles
Worplesdon 5.7 miles
Crowthorne 6.2 miles
Virginia Water 6.4 miles
Ash 6.7 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 1 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Lightwater, GU18 5ZP. The nearest Tube station is Heathrow Terminal 5, approximately 12 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Heathrow Terminal 5 Tube Station 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Lightwater, GU18 5ZP. The nearest is Hammond School, approximately 810 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Hammond School 810 yards
Lightwater Village School 0.6 miles
Connaught Junior School 0.9 miles
Bagshot Infant School 1.1 miles
Heather Ridge Infant School 1.4 miles
Pine Ridge Infant School 1.7 miles
Crawley Ridge Infant School 1.9 miles
Crawley Ridge Junior School 1.9 miles
Prior Heath Infant School 1.9 miles
Windlesham Village Infant School 2 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Lightwater, GU18 5ZP. The nearest is Gordon's School, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Gordon's School 1.4 miles
Collingwood College 1.8 miles
Tomlinscote School and Sixth Form College 2.6 miles
Kings International College 3.4 miles
Charters School 3.5 miles
The Winston Churchill School A Specialist Sports College 4 miles
Fernhill School 4.4 miles
Sandhurst School 4.4 miles
Woking High School 4.8 miles
Edgbarrow School 5.1 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Lightwater, GU18 5ZP. The nearest is Lightwater Surgery, approximately 0.9 miles 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 5ZP. The nearest is Mr M A Parker, approximately 0.8 miles 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 0.8 miles
Pennyhill Dental Care 1.2 miles
Bridgeview Dental Surgery 1.3 miles
Mr L Van Rooy 1.4 miles
Mr R P Milne 2.5 miles
Smile for Life 2.8 miles
Mr J S Kaila 2.9 miles
Camberley Dental Practice 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 5ZP. The nearest is Priory Hospital Woking, approximately 3 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Lightwater, GU18 5ZP. The nearest is Simon Pestell Optometrist, approximately 0.8 miles 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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