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If you are thinking of moving to Headington or just want to know a what the area is like, the statistics on this page should give you a good introduction. They cover a range of socio-economic factors so you can compare Headington to figures for Oxfordshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Headington is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Headington Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Headington come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Headington than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitOxfordOxfordshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2%1.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.7%1.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)8.9%7.6%13.5%

Headington Social Grade & Occcupation Statistics

Social grade is a classification based on occupation and it enables a household and all its members to be classified according to the job of the main income earner. Headington has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeOxfordOxfordshireEngland
AB35.67%32.67%22.96%
C129.99%30.21%30.92%
C213.00%18.77%20.64%
DE21.34%18.34%25.49%

Headington General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Headington. The percentage of residents in Headington rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Headington rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Headington is generally better than in the average person in England.

HealthOxfordOxfordshireEngland
Very Good55.23%52.40%47.17%
Good31.73%33.45%34.22%
Fair9.43%10.60%13.12%
Bad2.76%2.76%4.25%
Very Bad0.85%0.78%1.25%

Headington Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Headington has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Headington is an economically deprived area.

TenureOxfordOxfordshireEngland
Owned24%32.3%30.6%
Mortgage22.7%33.2%32.8%
Shared1.7%1.1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)13.6%4.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)7.8%9.7%8.3%
Private Rented26.1%15.2%15.4%
Other2.1%2.3%1.4%
Rent Free2%1.7%1.3%

Headington Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Headington are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Headington has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.

CountryOxfordOxfordshireEngland
United Kingdom71.5%85.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.1%0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries8.3%4.7%3.7%
Outside the EU19%8.8%9.4%

Headington Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Headington as a whole, is younger than the national average. However, population of Headington is older than the Oxfordshire average.

AgeOxfordOxfordshireEngland
Age 0 to 46.1%6.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.9%5.5%5.6%
Age 10 to144.7%5.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173%3.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 2420.3%10.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 2911.3%7.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.6%20.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5914.3%19.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 643.9%5.8%6%
Age 65 to 745.5%8.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 843.7%5.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.7%2.3%2.3%
Mean Age34.338.939.3
Median Age293839

Headington Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Headington and are from the UK Census of 2011. Headington has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Headington also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Headington are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationOxfordOxfordshireEngland
No Qualifications13.6%16.7%22.5%
Level 18.3%12%13.3%
Level 28.9%13.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship1.8%3.5%3.6%
Level 317.8%13.3%12.4%
Level 442.6%35.7%27.4%
Other6.9%5%5.7%



Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.

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