Area Information for Dorking, RH5 5HB

This postcode in Dorking is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Capel, Leigh and Newdigate ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Mole Valley. This page combines information for the address Dorking, RH5 5HB, 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 December 1995. 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 Village
Local Authority Mole Valley
Ward Capel, Leigh and Newdigate
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, RH5 5HB:

Carterdale Cottages, Capel, Dorking, RH5 5ES
Peters Wood, Capel, Dorking, RH5 5EY
The Street, Capel, Dorking, RH5 5HA
Coles Lane, Capel, Dorking, RH5 5ET
Coles Lane, Capel, Dorking, RH5 5HP
Hatchlands, Capel, Dorking, RH5 5EG

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about RH5 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Dorking, RH5 5HB 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 4
Semi-Detached 42
Terraced 38
Flat (Purpose-Built) 30
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 115
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Dorking contains a higher than average level of social housing - 60% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 18
Owned with Mortgage 23
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 5
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 63
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 2
Total 114

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 31
Three People 21
Four People 19
Five People 5
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 114

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 11
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 25
C2 - Skilled manual workers 24
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 31
Total 91

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 51% male.

Male 137
Female 132
Total 269

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 24
5-7 8
8-9 9
10-14 15
15 2
16-17 11
18-19 8
20-24 20
25-29 10
30-44 57
45-59 51
60-64 23
65-74 15
75-84 16
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 269

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode RH5 5HB 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 80
Married 85
Divorced 28
Separated 5
Widowed 11
Same Sex 2
Total 211

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 115
Good 96
Fair 37
Bad 18
Very Bad 3
Total 269

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) 17
Apprenticeship 7
2+ A Levels 25
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 48
1-4 GCSEs 46
No GCSEs 59
Other 9
Total 211

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 98% 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 264
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Indian 1
Pakistani 1
Other Asian 2
Total 269

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 258
Wales 0
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 4
Other 4
Total 269

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 5HB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 213
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 4
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 4
None 49

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 167
No Religion 72
Buddhist 1
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 24
Total 269

Economic Activity Embed This

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 73
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 31
Self Employed 15
Unemployed 15
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 12
Retired 19
Looking After Home or Family 14
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 15
Other 1
Total 195

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 2
Manufacturing 9
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 19
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 14
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 9
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 16
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 5
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 122

Dorking, RH5 5HB is within the Dorking Rural West 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 5HB
Neighbourhood Team Address Dorking Rural West
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Below are the details of the closest services to RH5 5HB. 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 5HB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Dorking, RH5 5HB. The nearest railway station is Ockley, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ockley half a mile
Holmwood 2.3 miles
Warnham 3.8 miles
Faygate 4.5 miles
Littlehaven 4.8 miles
Ifield 5.3 miles
Horsham 5.7 miles
Dorking West 6.1 miles
Dorking Deepdene 6.3 miles
Dorking 6.4 miles
Crawley 6.5 miles
Christs Hospital 6.9 miles
Gomshall 7 miles
Gatwick Airport 7.2 miles
Horley 7.3 miles
Box Hill & Westhumble 7.3 miles
Betchworth 7.4 miles
Three Bridges 7.5 miles
Salfords (Surrey) 8 miles
Reigate 8.4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Dorking, RH5 5HB. The nearest is Scott Broadwood CofE Infant School, approximately 790 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Scott Broadwood CofE Infant School 790 yards
The Weald CofE Primary School 1.9 miles
Newdigate CofE Endowed Aided Infant School 2 miles
Rusper Primary School 2.7 miles
Warnham CofE Primary School 4.1 miles
Holbrook Primary School 4.4 miles
All Saints CofE Primary School, Horsham 4.6 miles
Charlwood Village Primary School 4.6 miles
St John's Church of England Primary School 4.7 miles
North Heath Community Primary School 4.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Dorking, RH5 5HB. The nearest is Ifield Community College, approximately 5.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Ifield Community College 5.3 miles
The Priory CofE Voluntary Aided School 5.5 miles
Holy Trinity CofE Secondary School, Crawley 5.8 miles
Tanbridge House School 5.9 miles
Millais School 5.9 miles
St Wilfrid's Catholic Comprehensive School, Crawley 5.9 miles
The Forest School 6.2 miles
The Ashcombe School 6.3 miles
Thomas Bennett Community College 6.8 miles
Glebelands School 7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Dorking, RH5 5HB. The nearest is The Old Forge Surgery, approximately 360 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 5HB. The nearest is Holbrook Dental Practice Limited, approximately 4.6 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 7 closest hospitals to Dorking, RH5 5HB. The nearest is Dorking Community Hospital, approximately 5.4 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Dorking, RH5 5HB. The nearest is EMSLIE OPTICIANS, approximately 5.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Batemans (Opticians) Ltd 5.8 miles
Specsavers Opticians 5.8 miles
Boots-Dorking 5.8 miles
Tesco Opticians 5.8 miles
Opticial Express 5.9 miles
Boots-Horsham - West St 5.9 miles
Dixey CB Ltd 5.9 miles
Vision Express 5.9 miles
Specsavers Opticians 5.9 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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