Area Information for Birch Road, Godalming, GU7 3NT

Birch Road in Godalming is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Godalming Binscombe ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of South West Surrey. This page combines information for the address Birch Road, Godalming, GU7 3NT, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of GU7 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for GU7 3NT.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Waverley
Ward Godalming Binscombe
Constituency South West Surrey
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 Birch Road, Godalming, GU7 3NT:

Silo Drive, Godalming, GU7 3NX
Greensand Place, Godalming, GU7 3FH
Cornfields, Godalming, GU7 3PH
Birch Circle, Godalming, GU7 3NS
Birch Road, Godalming, GU7 3NR
Silo Close, Godalming, GU7 3NY

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about GU7 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Birch Road, Godalming, GU7 3NT 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

We have found 50 property sales in Birch Road since the beginning of 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 48
Semi-Detached 61
Terraced 4
Flat (Purpose-Built) 14
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 128
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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 49
Owned with Mortgage 48
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 21
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 8
Rent Free 0
Total 126

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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 31
Two People 53
Three People 24
Four People 12
Five People 4
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 126

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 21
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 30
C2 - Skilled manual workers 21
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 10
Total 82

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 South West Surrey constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Male 147
Female 142
Total 289

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 18
5-7 11
8-9 4
10-14 15
15 0
16-17 3
18-19 4
20-24 7
25-29 16
30-44 67
45-59 55
60-64 26
65-74 41
75-84 14
85-89 6
90+ 2
Total 289

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode GU7 3NT 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 56
Married 137
Divorced 30
Separated 4
Widowed 14
Same Sex 0
Total 241

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 134
Good 101
Fair 45
Bad 9
Very Bad 0
Total 289

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) 59
Apprenticeship 11
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 19
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 37
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 52
No GCSEs or Equivalent 48
Other 15
Total 241

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 94% 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 273
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Indian 2
Other Asian 4
Black African 4
Total 289

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 252
Wales 2
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 9
Other 16
Total 289

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 GU7 3NT

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 233
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 10
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 40

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 195
No Religion 64
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 29
Total 289

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Godalming Binscombe ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 21% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 91
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 36
Self Employed 27
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3
Retired 45
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 3
Total 219

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 11
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 20
RetailInc. Wholesale 23
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 12
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 9
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 14
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 11
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 18
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 154

Birch Road, Godalming, GU7 3NT is within the Farncombe, Binscombe & Charterhouse 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 Birch Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Farncombe, Binscombe & Charterhouse
Margaret Road
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Below are the details of the closest services to GU7 3NT. 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 GU7 3NT.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Birch Road, Godalming, GU7 3NT. The nearest railway station is Farncombe, approximately 810 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Farncombe 810 yards
Godalming 1.4 miles
Shalford (Surrey) 1.6 miles
Guildford 2.5 miles
London Road (Guildford) 3 miles
Milford (Surrey) 3.2 miles
Chilworth 3.3 miles
Wanborough 4.2 miles
Witley 5.2 miles
Ash 5.9 miles
Clandon 5.9 miles
Worplesdon 6 miles
Gomshall 6.9 miles
Brookwood 7.2 miles
Ash Vale 7.2 miles
Aldershot 7.6 miles
North Camp 7.7 miles
Woking 8.2 miles
Farnham 8.4 miles
Horsley 8.8 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Birch Road, Godalming, GU7 3NT. The nearest is Farncombe Church of England Infant School, approximately 850 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Farncombe Church of England Infant School 850 yards
Loseley Fields Primary School 0.6 miles
Godalming Junior School 0.8 miles
Moss Lane School 1.3 miles
Shalford Infant School 1.6 miles
St Edmund's Catholic Primary School 1.7 miles
Busbridge CofE Aided Junior School 1.8 miles
Busbridge Infant School 1.9 miles
St Mark and All Saints Church of England Primary 2 miles
Bramley CofE Aided Infant School and Nursery 2.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Birch Road, Godalming, GU7 3NT. The nearest is Broadwater School, approximately 440 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Broadwater School 440 yards
Guildford County School 2.3 miles
Kings College Guildford 2.9 miles
Guildford High School 3.1 miles  
Rodborough 3.5 miles
Christ's College, Guildford 3.7 miles
St Peter's Catholic School 4 miles
George Abbot School 4.2 miles
Ash Manor School 6.2 miles
Glebelands School 6.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Birch Road, Godalming, GU7 3NT. The nearest is Binscombe Medical Centre, approximately 0.7 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 Birch Road, Godalming, GU7 3NT. The nearest is Iosis Clinic (Godalming) Ltd, approximately 0.6 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Iosis Clinic (Godalming) Ltd 0.6 miles
Octavia House Dental Practice 1.3 miles
Mr J Y Liu 1.4 miles
Mr A O Reeves 1.5 miles
Ucer Ltd 1.5 miles
Mr M S Wright 1.8 miles
Smile 101 Specialist Orthodontic Centre 2.4 miles
Mr S N Galvin 2.8 miles
Mr I P McLean 2.9 miles
Mr S N R Roussos 2.9 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Birch Road, Godalming, GU7 3NT. The nearest is Farnham Road Hospital, approximately 2.3 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Birch Road, Godalming, GU7 3NT. The nearest is Chandlers Opticians, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Chandlers Opticians 1.3 miles
Batemans Opticians 1.3 miles
Boots-Godalming 1.3 miles
Specsavers Opticians 2.5 miles
Bayfields Opticians 2.5 miles
Vision Express (UK) Ltd 2.5 miles
Dollond & Aitchison 2.5 miles
Boots-Guildford - Swan Lane 2.5 miles
Boots Optician Ltd 2.5 miles
David Clulow Opticians 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.


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Broadband in GU7 3NT

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Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 29 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 31.3Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 67.8Mbps
Average Upload Speed 6.1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 16.3Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%

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