Area Information for Dorking, RH4 2FH

This postcode in Dorking is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Dorking South ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Mole Valley. This page combines information for the address Dorking, RH4 2FH, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of RH4 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 December 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 Mole Valley
Ward Dorking South
Constituency Mole Valley
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 Dorking, RH4 2FH:

South Street, Dorking, RH4 2EW
South Street, Dorking, RH4 2EU
South Street, Dorking, RH4 2QR
Vincent Walk, South Street, Dorking, RH4 2HA
South Street, Dorking, RH4 2EX
South Street, Dorking, RH4 2JX

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about RH4 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Dorking, RH4 2FH 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

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 13
Semi-Detached 38
Terraced 55
Flat (Purpose-Built) 7
Flat (Converted) 15
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 129
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repayed through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 51% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 42
Owned with Mortgage 65
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 15
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 2
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 37
Two People 47
Three People 24
Four People 17
Five People 2
Six People 0
Seven People 0
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 39
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 36
C2 - Skilled manual workers 24
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 7
Total 106

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 Mole Valley constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Male 139
Female 142
Total 281

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 20
5-7 8
8-9 4
10-14 17
15 2
16-17 7
18-19 4
20-24 16
25-29 16
30-44 86
45-59 61
60-64 12
65-74 19
75-84 4
85-89 4
90+ 1
Total 281

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode RH4 2FH 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 75
Married 116
Divorced 25
Separated 4
Widowed 10
Same Sex 0
Total 230

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 92% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 176
Good 82
Fair 19
Bad 4
Very Bad 0
Total 281

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) 111
Apprenticeship 6
2+ A Levels 28
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 37
1-4 GCSEs 24
No GCSEs 14
Other 10
Total 230

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Dorking) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 96% 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 269
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Pakistani 1
Chinese 3
Other Asian 2
Black Caribbean 1
Total 281

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 236
Wales 3
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 12
Other 23
Total 281

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 RH4 2FH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 246
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 10
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 3
North America or Caribbean 5
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 15

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 148
No Religion 99
Buddhist 3
Hindu 0
Jewish 2
Muslim 5
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 24
Total 281

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Dorking South ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 18% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 107
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 39
Self Employed 31
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 12
Retired 17
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 2
Total 221

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 9
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 11
RetailInc. Wholesale 31
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 12
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 12
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 15
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 14
Education 17
HealthInc. Social Work 19
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 13
Total 183

Dorking, RH4 2FH is within the Dorking Town 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 RH4 2FH
Neighbourhood Team Address Dorking Town
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Below are the details of the closest services to RH4 2FH. 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 RH4 2FH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Dorking, RH4 2FH. The nearest railway station is Dorking West, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Dorking West 0.5 miles
Dorking Deepdene 0.8 miles
Dorking 0.9 miles
Box Hill & Westhumble 1.7 miles
Betchworth 3.3 miles
Holmwood 3.4 miles
Bookham 4.6 miles
Gomshall 4.6 miles
Leatherhead 4.8 miles
Ockley 5.4 miles
Horsley 5.5 miles
Effingham Junction 5.6 miles
Reigate 5.8 miles
Tadworth 6.1 miles
Ashtead 6.2 miles
Cobham & Stoke d'Abernon 6.6 miles
Tattenham Corner 6.8 miles
Kingswood 7 miles
Earlswood (Surrey) 7.1 miles
Redhill 7.4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Dorking, RH4 2FH. The nearest is St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, approximately 90 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School 90 yards
St Paul's CofE (Aided) Primary School 590 yards
Powell Corderoy Primary School 800 yards
St Martin's CofE Controlled Primary School, Dorking 0.6 miles
St John's Church of England Primary School 1 mile
Surrey Hills All Saints Primary School 1.1 miles
North Downs Primary School 2.2 miles
St Michael's CofE Aided Infant School 2.9 miles
Polesden Lacey Infant School 3.3 miles
The Dawnay School 3.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Dorking, RH4 2FH. The nearest is The Priory CofE Voluntary Aided School, approximately 530 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Priory CofE Voluntary Aided School 530 yards
The Ashcombe School 0.7 miles
Howard of Effingham School 4 miles
St Andrew's Catholic School 5.1 miles
Therfield School 5.3 miles
Reigate School 6.2 miles
St Bede's School 7.1 miles
Rosebery School 7.3 miles
The Warwick School 7.6 miles
The Beacon School 7.9 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Dorking, RH4 2FH. The nearest is Dorking Medical Practice, approximately 90 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 Dorking, RH4 2FH. The nearest is Mr J T Downey, approximately 200 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 8 closest hospitals to Dorking, RH4 2FH. The nearest is Dorking Community Hospital, approximately 480 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Dorking, RH4 2FH. The nearest is EMSLIE OPTICIANS, approximately 430 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-Dorking 450 yards
Batemans (Opticians) Ltd 510 yards
Specsavers Opticians 510 yards
Donner Optometrists 3.9 miles
Specsavers Opticians 5.5 miles
Bateman Opticians 5.7 miles
i-Contact 5.7 miles
Whiteman Opticians 5.7 miles
Boots-Reigate 5.7 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.

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