Area Information for Farnham, GU9 7YW

This postcode in Farnham is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Farnham Castle ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of South West Surrey. This page combines information for the address Farnham, GU9 7YW, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of GU9 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 1996. 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 Waverley
Ward Farnham Castle
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 Farnham, GU9 7YW:

Borelli Mews, Farnham, GU9 7YZ
Victoria Road, Farnham, GU9 7RB
South Street, Farnham, GU9 7QU
Victoria Road, Farnham, GU9 7RA
South Street, Farnham, GU9 7QX
Union Road, Farnham, GU9 7PT

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about GU9 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Farnham, GU9 7YW 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 Farnham 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 4
Semi-Detached 3
Terraced 46
Flat (Purpose-Built) 111
Flat (Converted) 4
Residence in Commercial Building 5
Total 173
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Farnham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 27% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 57
Owned with Mortgage 17
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 27
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 11
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 24
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 2
Total 141

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 112
Two People 16
Three People 9
Four People 1
Five People 3
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 141

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 16
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 26
C2 - Skilled manual workers 6
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 11
Total 59

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Farnham Castle ward however contains significantly more women than average (63%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.

Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.

Male 71
Female 119
Total 190

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. The area around GU9 7YW has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 65+ (at 45% of the resident population). This is most commonly seen in rural and small town areas, and areas of natural beauty that appeal to older demographic.

This type of distribution is also seen in areas that contain large retirement complexes and care homes.

Age Groups
0-4 3
5-7 1
8-9 0
10-14 1
15 0
16-17 0
18-19 1
20-24 30
25-29 7
30-44 35
45-59 19
60-64 7
65-74 11
75-84 39
85-89 20
90+ 16
Total 190

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of GU9 7YW the number widowed residents is high - 30% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

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 72
Married 28
Divorced 21
Separated 7
Widowed 57
Same Sex 0
Total 185

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.

However, this area of the Farnham Castle ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (65%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 58
Good 66
Fair 48
Bad 15
Very Bad 3
Total 190

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) 66
Apprenticeship 3
2+ A Levels 30
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 19
1-4 GCSEs 10
No GCSEs 45
Other 12
Total 185

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 179
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Indian 2
Pakistani 1
Chinese 2
Other Asian 1
Other 3
Total 190

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 139
Wales 7
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 11
Other 21
Total 190

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 GU9 7YW

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 129
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 8
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 5
None 43

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 106
No Religion 60
Buddhist 3
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 4
Sikh 2
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 13
Total 190

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Farnham Castle ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 25% 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 36
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5
Self Employed 14
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 28
Retired 13
Looking After Home or Family 0
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 7
Other 5
Total 110

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 1
Manufacturing 4
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 11
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 5
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 65

Farnham, GU9 7YW is within the Farnham Town Centre policing neighbourhood, under the Surrey Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In March 2019, 101 crimes were reported within half a mile of GU9 7YW.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 101 crimes committed near GU9 7YW
Neighbourhood Team Address Farnham Town Centre
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Below are the details of the closest services to GU9 7YW. 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 GU9 7YW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Farnham, GU9 7YW. The nearest railway station is Farnham, approximately 470 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Farnham 470 yards
Aldershot 2.8 miles
Bentley (Hants) 3.8 miles
Ash 4.4 miles
North Camp 5.1 miles
Ash Vale 5.2 miles
Fleet 5.5 miles
Farnborough (Main) 6 miles
Wanborough 6 miles
Farnborough North 6.5 miles
Winchfield 6.8 miles
Frimley 7.1 miles
Milford (Surrey) 7.8 miles
Godalming 8 miles
Blackwater 8.2 miles
Farncombe 8.4 miles
Hook 8.4 miles
Alton 8.5 miles
Witley 8.6 miles
Camberley 8.7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Farnham, GU9 7YW. The nearest is St Andrew's Church of England Infant School, approximately 280 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Andrew's Church of England Infant School 280 yards
Potters Gate CofE Primary School 700 yards
St Polycarp's Catholic Primary School, Farnham 760 yards
Highfield South Farnham School 0.6 miles
South Farnham School 0.6 miles
Folly Hill Infant School 1.2 miles
St Peter's CofE Primary School 1.3 miles
William Cobbett Primary School 1.5 miles
Hale School 1.5 miles
Badshot Lea Village Infant School 1.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Farnham, GU9 7YW. The nearest is Weydon School, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Weydon School 1.1 miles
Farnham Heath End 1.4 miles
All Hallows Catholic School 1.7 miles
Ash Manor School 3.5 miles
The Wavell School 4.4 miles
Court Moor School 4.4 miles
Calthorpe Park School 5.3 miles
Cove School 6 miles
Robert May's School 7.2 miles
Rodborough 7.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Farnham, GU9 7YW. The nearest is Downing Street Group Practice, approximately 210 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 Farnham, GU9 7YW. The nearest is mydentist, Castle Street, Farnham, approximately 210 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 Farnham, GU9 7YW. The nearest is Farnham Hospital & Centre For Health, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Farnham, GU9 7YW. The nearest is Boots-Farnham, approximately 160 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-Farnham 160 yards
Leightons Opticians & Hearing Care 160 yards
Optisave 250 yards
Bartlett & Austin 250 yards
C.E. Hall Opticians 270 yards
Specsavers 270 yards
The Optical Studio 330 yards
Specsavers 2.8 miles
Optisave 2.8 miles
Vision Express 2.8 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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