Area Information for Dorking, RH5 5EW

This postcode in Dorking is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Dorking North ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Mole Valley. This page combines information for the address Dorking, RH5 5EW, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of RH5 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 November 2006. 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 North
Constituency Mole Valley
Region South East
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Dorking, RH5 5EW 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 3
Semi-Detached 21
Terraced 64
Flat (Purpose-Built) 43
Flat (Converted) 9
Residence in Commercial Building 30
Total 170
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Dorking contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 44% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 32
Owned with Mortgage 51
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 4
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 66
Rented: Other 6
Rent Free 3
Total 162

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 82
Two People 54
Three People 14
Four People 12
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 162

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 61
C2 - Skilled manual workers 18
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 21
Total 139

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 52% male.

Male 146
Female 134
Total 280

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 15
5-7 0
8-9 3
10-14 13
15 1
16-17 1
18-19 3
20-24 21
25-29 37
30-44 96
45-59 49
60-64 10
65-74 16
75-84 10
85-89 3
90+ 2
Total 280

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in RH5 5EW is high - 5% of the area's population. This contrasts with a national average of just 2.7%.

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 136
Married 63
Divorced 24
Separated 15
Widowed 10
Same Sex 0
Total 248

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 153
Good 92
Fair 28
Bad 5
Very Bad 2
Total 280

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) 106
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 35
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 40
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 25
No GCSEs or Equivalent 21
Other 16
Total 248

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 92% 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 259
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Indian 6
Chinese 5
Other Asian 5
Black African 1
Black Caribbean 1
Other 1
Total 280

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 220
Wales 2
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 19
Other 33
Total 280

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 RH5 5EW

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 230
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 15
African Countries 4
Middle East or Asia 10
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 22

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 132
No Religion 105
Buddhist 4
Hindu 1
Jewish 3
Muslim 3
Sikh 0
Other Religion 5
Not Stated 27
Total 280

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Dorking North ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 60% 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 139
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 25
Self Employed 36
Unemployed 0
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 6
Retired 17
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 0
Total 233

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 1
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 15
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 21
RetailInc. Wholesale 23
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 10
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 15
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 17
Administration 15
Public Administration and Defence 13
Education 21
HealthInc. Social Work 27
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 203

Dorking, RH5 5EW 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 RH5 5EW
Neighbourhood Team Address Dorking Town
79 Reigate Road
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Below are the details of the closest services to RH5 5EW. 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 RH5 5EW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Dorking, RH5 5EW. The nearest railway station is Dorking (Deepdene), approximately 800 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Dorking (Deepdene) 800 yards
Dorking West 850 yards
Dorking (Main) 0.6 miles
Box Hill & Westhumble 1.4 miles
Betchworth 2.9 miles
Holmwood 3.6 miles
Bookham 4.5 miles
Leatherhead 4.5 miles
Gomshall 4.9 miles
Reigate 5.5 miles
Horsley 5.6 miles
Effingham Junction 5.6 miles
Ockley 5.7 miles
Tadworth 5.7 miles
Ashtead 5.9 miles
Cobham & Stoke d'Abernon 6.4 miles
Tattenham Corner 6.5 miles
Kingswood 6.7 miles
Earlswood (Surrey) 6.9 miles
Redhill 7.1 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Dorking, RH5 5EW. The nearest is St Paul's CofE (Aided) Primary School, approximately 630 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Paul's CofE (Aided) Primary School 630 yards
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School 740 yards
St Martin's CofE Controlled Primary School, Dorking 830 yards
Powell Corderoy Primary School 0.8 miles
St John's Church of England Primary School 1.2 miles
Surrey Hills All Saints Primary School 1.4 miles
North Downs Primary School 2 miles
St Michael's CofE Aided Infant School 2.6 miles
Polesden Lacey Infant School 3.1 miles
The Dawnay School 3.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Dorking, RH5 5EW. The nearest is The Ashcombe School, approximately 680 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Ashcombe School 680 yards
The Priory CofE Voluntary Aided School 0.7 miles
Howard of Effingham School 4 miles
St Andrew's Catholic School 4.8 miles
Therfield School 5 miles
Reigate School 5.9 miles
St Bede's School 6.8 miles
Rosebery School 6.9 miles
The Warwick School 7.3 miles
The Beacon School 7.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Dorking, RH5 5EW. The nearest is Medwyn Surgery, approximately 470 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, RH5 5EW. The nearest is IDH Limited, approximately 120 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
IDH Limited 120 yards
Mr N H Douglas 160 yards
Old Courthouse Dental Practice 240 yards
Portman Healthcare Limited 550 yards
Mr J T Downey 630 yards
Pamela Noon & Shernaz Wadia 720 yards
Portman Healthcare Limited 720 yards
Orthodontic Surrey Ltd 4.1 miles
Taylor, Susan Caroline 4.4 miles
Jonathan Lee 4.4 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Dorking, RH5 5EW. The nearest is Dorking Community Hospital, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Dorking, RH5 5EW. The nearest is Batemans (Opticians) Ltd, approximately 160 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Batemans (Opticians) Ltd 160 yards
Specsavers Opticians 160 yards
Boots-Dorking 210 yards
Specsavers Opticians 4.3 miles
Specsavers Opticians 5.3 miles
Bateman Opticians 5.4 miles
i-Contact 5.4 miles
Whiteman Opticians 5.4 miles
Boots-Reigate 5.5 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.