Moving to Oxford, Oxfordshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Oxford, Oxfordshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Oxford in Oxfordshire? You've found some estate agents and they have told you what you wanted to hear. You've read some speil by a local councillor who says that Oxford is on the up an up? Now it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Oxford the land of milk and honey or are Abingdon, Weston Otmoor and Woodstock a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Oxford

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of November 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Oxford. Naturally the more urban and more central areas will have a higher rate of crime, but often you can be surprised when that is not the case and that is the area you want to move to.

Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
New Marston 79
Park Street 70
Grandpont 61
Walton Manor 44
Marston 33
Binsey 23
New Botley 21
New Hinksey 11
Harcourt Hill 2
South Hinksey 1

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Oxford. These statitics are published by the government every 2-3 years. They are a measure of how likely you are to be a victim of personal or material crime in an area, such as muggings or burglary. We've collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Oxford. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

Ward Average rank in England
St Mary's (Best) 10735/32845
Iffley Fields 14764/32845
Jericho and Osney 17637/32845
Churchill 21603/32845
St Margaret's 26978/32845
North 27189/32845
St Clement's 6396/32845
Carfax 9528/32845
Hinksey Park 9778/32845
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Your Health in Oxford

If you are thinking of moving to Oxford, you want to know if the place is likely to put you on a downward spiral of ill health. We've taken the healh question from the latest census to find out and how Oxford compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Local Authority Very Bad Bad Fair Good Very Good
Oxford (Oxford) 0.85% 2.76% 9.43% 31.73% 55.23%
Cherwell 0.84% 3% 11.17% 34.65% 50.33%
West Berkshire 0.68% 2.48% 10.7% 34.5% 51.64%
South Oxfordshire 0.73% 2.62% 10.73% 33.35% 52.56%

The English Indices of Deprivation also has health statistics for Oxford. They measures the risk of premature death and the impairment of quality of life through poor physical or mental health, lovely! We've collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Oxford. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Churchill (Best) 14290/32845
Carfax 14452/32845
St Clement's 15405/32845
St Mary's 16880/32845
Hinksey Park 17970/32845
Iffley Fields 20865/32845
Jericho and Osney 22596/32845
St Margaret's 31059/32845
North 31338/32845
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Deprivation in Oxford

Using the English Indices of Deprivation statistics, we've collated the average Index of Multiple Deprivation rank of all the LSOAs in the wards in and around Oxford. In layman's terms, this is how rough the ward is based on mutiple measures of deprivation including; employment, income, health, crime, housing and outside space.

Ward Average rank in England
Carfax (Best) 13324/32845
Churchill 14246/32845
St Clement's 15161/32845
St Mary's 17577/32845
Hinksey Park 19560/32845
Iffley Fields 20065/32845
Jericho and Osney 20683/32845
St Margaret's 28665/32845
North 30316/32845

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