Area Information for Southway, Guildford, GU2 8DU

Southway in Guildford is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Westborough ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Guildford. This page combines information for the address Southway, Guildford, GU2 8DU, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of GU2 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 Guildford
Ward Westborough
Constituency Guildford
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 Southway, Guildford, GU2 8DU:

Southway, Guildford, GU2 8YF
Bargate Court, Guildford, GU2 8EF
Purbeck Court, Guildford, GU2 8DS
Southway, Guildford, GU2 8DT
Farleigh Court, Guildford, GU2 8EB
Hopton Court, Guildford, GU2 8EG

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about GU2 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Southway, Guildford, GU2 8DU 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 Southway, Guildford 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 3
Semi-Detached 32
Terraced 3
Flat (Purpose-Built) 96
Flat (Converted) 2
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 137
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Southway, Guildford contains a higher than average level of social housing - 69% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 11
Owned with Mortgage 10
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 87
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 16
Rented: Other 1
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 56
Two People 21
Three People 18
Four People 15
Five People 12
Six People 4
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 15
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 33
C2 - Skilled manual workers 19
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 37
Total 104

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 Guildford constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 52% male.

Male 158
Female 145
Total 303

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 22
5-7 17
8-9 8
10-14 17
15 4
16-17 4
18-19 11
20-24 37
25-29 19
30-44 74
45-59 46
60-64 11
65-74 10
75-84 18
85-89 5
90+ 0
Total 303

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode GU2 8DU 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 122
Married 71
Divorced 23
Separated 8
Widowed 11
Same Sex 0
Total 235

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 143
Good 103
Fair 42
Bad 11
Very Bad 4
Total 303

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) 42
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 37
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 41
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 38
No GCSEs or Equivalent 50
Other 22
Total 235

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 84% 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 254
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 6
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 4
Other Asian 24
Black African 2
Black Caribbean 1
Other 4
Total 303

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 216
Wales 3
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 31
Other 43
Total 303

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 GU2 8DU

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 179
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 36
African Countries 6
Middle East or Asia 16
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 67

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 172
No Religion 100
Buddhist 0
Hindu 9
Jewish 1
Muslim 2
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 19
Total 303

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Westborough ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 20% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

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 84
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 33
Self Employed 9
Unemployed 11
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 43
Retired 10
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 12
Other 3
Total 212

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 4
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 7
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 22
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 19
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 12
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 17
HealthInc. Social Work 24
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 141

Southway, Guildford, GU2 8DU is within the Park Barn & Westborough policing neighbourhood, under the Surrey Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In April 2021, 76 crimes were reported within half a mile of GU2 8DU.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 76 crimes committed near Southway
Neighbourhood Team Address Park Barn & Westborough
Margaret Road
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Below are the details of the closest services to GU2 8DU. 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 GU2 8DU.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Southway, Guildford, GU2 8DU. The nearest railway station is Guildford, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Guildford 1.3 miles
London Road (Guildford) 1.8 miles
Wanborough 2.6 miles
Shalford (Surrey) 2.7 miles
Worplesdon 3.3 miles
Farncombe 3.3 miles
Godalming 4 miles
Chilworth 4.1 miles
Brookwood 4.3 miles
Ash 4.6 miles
Clandon 4.7 miles
Ash Vale 5.3 miles
Woking 5.6 miles
Milford (Surrey) 5.8 miles
North Camp 5.8 miles
Aldershot 6.6 miles
Farnborough North 7.1 miles
Gomshall 7.4 miles
Farnborough (Main) 7.4 miles
Frimley 7.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Southway, Guildford, GU2 8DU. The nearest is Guildford Grove Primary School, approximately 180 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Guildford Grove Primary School 180 yards
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School 0.5 miles
Queen Eleanor's Church of England School 0.6 miles
Onslow Infant School 0.7 miles
Wood Street Infant School 0.8 miles
Stoughton Infant School 1.1 miles
Worplesdon Primary School 1.1 miles
Northmead Junior School 1.3 miles
St Nicolas CofE Aided Infant School 1.5 miles
Sandfield Primary School 1.5 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Southway, Guildford, GU2 8DU. The nearest is Kings College Guildford, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Kings College Guildford < 50 yards
Wey Valley College half a mile
Guildford County School 1.2 miles
Christ's College, Guildford 1.4 miles
Guildford High School 1.9 miles  
George Abbot School 2.6 miles
St Peter's Catholic School 3 miles
Broadwater School 3 miles  
Hoe Valley School 4.1 miles
The Winston Churchill School A Specialist Sports College 4.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Southway, Guildford, GU2 8DU. The nearest is Guildowns Group Practice, approximately 420 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 Southway, Guildford, GU2 8DU. The nearest is 17 Dental, approximately 0.8 miles 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 Southway, Guildford, GU2 8DU. The nearest is Guildford And Waverley Community Dermatology Service (Royal Surrey County Hospital), approximately 410 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Southway, Guildford, GU2 8DU. The nearest is T H Collisons Opticians, approximately 410 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
T H Collisons Opticians 410 yards
Vision Express 0.7 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.5 miles
Bayfields Opticians 1.5 miles
Vision Express (UK) Ltd 1.5 miles
Boots-Guildford - Swan Lane 1.5 miles
Boots Optician Ltd 1.5 miles
David Clulow Opticians 1.6 miles
Dollond & Aitchison 1.6 miles
Optical Express 1.7 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.