Area Information for Commercial Way, Woking, GU21 6XR

Commercial Way in Woking is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Canalside ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Woking. This page combines information for the address Commercial Way, Woking, GU21 6XR, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of GU21 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Woking
Ward Canalside
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 Commercial Way, Woking, GU21 6XR:

Middle Walk, Woking, GU21 6XT
Commercial Way, Woking, GU21 6HQ
Commercial Way, Woking, GU21 6ER
Commercial Way, Woking, GU21 6ET
Chapel Street, Woking, GU21 6BY
Commercial Way, Woking, GU21 6EN

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about GU21 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Commercial Way, Woking, GU21 6XR 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 Commercial Way, Woking 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 2
Semi-Detached 6
Terraced 2
Flat (Purpose-Built) 186
Flat (Converted) 9
Residence in Commercial Building 73
Total 278
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Commercial Way, Woking contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 66% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 12
Owned with Mortgage 42
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 12
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 140
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 5
Total 219

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 101
Two People 77
Three People 19
Four People 18
Five People 3
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 219

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 85
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 64
C2 - Skilled manual workers 28
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 35
Total 212

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around GU21 6XR however is predominantly male (60%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Male 247
Female 164
Total 411

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 12
5-7 3
8-9 1
10-14 1
15 0
16-17 0
18-19 10
20-24 61
25-29 106
30-44 138
45-59 64
60-64 7
65-74 5
75-84 3
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 411

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of GU21 6XR there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 58% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 238
Married 109
Divorced 29
Separated 12
Widowed 6
Same Sex 0
Total 394

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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 91% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 207
Good 167
Fair 31
Bad 5
Very Bad 1
Total 411

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. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 184
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 40
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 36
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 29
No GCSEs or Equivalent 30
Other 70
Total 394

Ethnic Group Embed This

Commercial Way, Woking can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 69% 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 282
Mixed Ethnicity 12
Indian 38
Pakistani 4
Bangladeshi 8
Chinese 18
Other Asian 26
Black African 12
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 9
Total 411

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Commercial Way, Woking), only 42% of the residents were born in England, so the majority of the residents of this area were not born in England.

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 173
Wales 5
Scotland 8
Northern Ireland 4
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 93
Other 127
Total 411

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 GU21 6XR

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 212
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 95
African Countries 11
Middle East or Asia 69
North America or Caribbean 7
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 18

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 168
No Religion 129
Buddhist 11
Hindu 36
Jewish 1
Muslim 25
Sikh 7
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 31
Total 411

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Canalside ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 65% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 254
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 27
Self Employed 40
Unemployed 18
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 28
Retired 7
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 7
Total 391

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
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 19
RetailInc. Wholesale 42
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 13
Accommodation and Food 44
Information and Communication 34
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 11
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 37
Administration 32
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 18
HealthInc. Social Work 33
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 21
Total 332

Commercial Way, Woking, GU21 6XR is within the Woking Town policing neighbourhood, under the Surrey Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In June 2020, 141 crimes were reported within half a mile of GU21 6XR.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 141 crimes committed near Commercial Way
Neighbourhood Team Address Woking Town
Gloucester Square
GU21 6YL
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Below are the details of the closest services to GU21 6XR. 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 GU21 6XR.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Commercial Way, Woking, GU21 6XR. The nearest railway station is Woking, approximately 160 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Woking 160 yards
Worplesdon 2.3 miles
West Byfleet 2.7 miles
Brookwood 3.5 miles
Byfleet & New Haw 4 miles
Clandon 4.5 miles
Longcross 4.8 miles
Addlestone 4.9 miles
Chertsey 5.2 miles
Weybridge 5.3 miles
London Road (Guildford) 5.4 miles
Guildford 5.7 miles
Virginia Water 5.7 miles
Sunningdale 6 miles
Horsley 6 miles
Effingham Junction 6.3 miles
Bagshot 6.4 miles
Wanborough 7 miles
Shepperton 7.2 miles
Shalford (Surrey) 7.2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 4 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Commercial Way, Woking, GU21 6XR. The nearest Tube station is Heathrow Terminal 4, approximately 11 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Commercial Way, Woking, GU21 6XR. The nearest is Maybury Primary School, approximately 720 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Maybury Primary School 720 yards
St Dunstan's Catholic Primary School, Woking half a mile
The Horsell Village School 0.6 miles
Goldsworth Primary School 0.7 miles
Horsell CofE Aided Junior School 0.8 miles
Kingfield Primary School 1.1 miles
Sythwood Primary School 1.1 miles
New Monument Primary Academy 1.1 miles
Barnsbury Primary School and Nursery 1.2 miles
Westfield Primary School 1.3 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Commercial Way, Woking, GU21 6XR. The nearest is Woking High School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Woking High School 0.8 miles
St John the Baptist Catholic Comprehensive School, Woking 0.8 miles
Hoe Valley School 1.5 miles
The Winston Churchill School A Specialist Sports College 1.9 miles
The Bishop David Brown School 1.9 miles
Fullbrook School 2.8 miles
Gordon's School 4.2 miles
Jubilee High School 4.2 miles
Christ's College, Guildford 4.5 miles
George Abbot School 4.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Commercial Way, Woking, GU21 6XR. The nearest is Goldsworth Medical Practice(Woking), approximately 480 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 Commercial Way, Woking, GU21 6XR. The nearest is MacroCare Dental Health (High St, Woking), approximately 110 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 Commercial Way, Woking, GU21 6XR. The nearest is Woking Community Hospital, approximately 480 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Commercial Way, Woking, GU21 6XR. The nearest is Bayfields Opticians, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bayfields Opticians < 50 yards
Specsavers Opticians 60 yards
Dollond & Aitchison 90 yards
T.H. Collison Ltd 100 yards
Boots-Woking - Commercial Way 110 yards
Eyesite Opticians 240 yards
Batemans Opticians 0.9 miles
Asda Opticians 1.5 miles
Asda Stores Ltd 1.5 miles
Penny & Hayter 2.5 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.