Socio-economic statistics for Bloxham, Oxfordshire

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Bloxham in Cherwell from UK government sources such as the 2021 Census and the Index of Multiple Deprivation. They should give you a broad snapshot of the area and the surrounding locations. Are the residents of Bloxham older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Bloxham and Cherwell? Is Bloxham an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

Bloxham Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Bloxham residents have in terms of formal qualifications as a percentage. The UK government breaks qualifications down into 7 levels. A detailed explanation of these levels can be found here. However, the Census groups these into just 4 \'levels\'. Here are some examples of the qualifications each census level represents when not stated;

  • Level 1 - GCSE grades D, E, F, or G & below
  • Level 2 - GCSE A*, A, B, C or O Level grades A, B or C
  • Level 3 - A or AS qualification at any grade
  • Level 4 - HNC, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or Phd

In this first table we have compared Bloxham to the national average for England.
Level Adderbury, Bloxham and Bodicote England
No Qualifications 12.41% 18.08%
Level 1 8.35% 9.69%
Level 2 14.54% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 5.13% 5.32%
Level 3 16.94% 16.92%
Level 4 40.3% 33.92%

What are the occupations of the residents of Bloxham?

The largest employment sector in Bloxham is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 22.96%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 18.69%
Associate Professional & Technical 14.95%
Skilled Trades 10.55%
Administrative & Secretarial 9.33%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 6.77%
Elementary Occupations 6.1%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 4.54%

How many residents own or rent their home in Bloxham and Cherwell

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Bloxham either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 76.11 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 23.89 of Bloxham residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Adderbury, Bloxham and Bodicote 76.11% 23.89%
Cherwell 65.01% 34.99%
South East 65.66% 34.34%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Bloxham has a significantly higher level of home ownership than the national average. This is indicative or an economically wealthy area.

Bloxham compared to other wards in Cherwell

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Cropredy, Sibfords and Wroxton 78.68% 21.32%
2 Launton and Otmoor 76.46% 23.54%
3 Deddington 76.29% 23.71%
4 Adderbury, Bloxham and Bodicote 76.11% 23.89%
5 Banbury Calthorpe and Easington 75.09% 24.91%
6 Bicester West 72.52% 27.48%
7 Kidlington West 70.7% 29.3%
8 Kidlington East 68.4% 31.6%
9 Fringford and Heyfords 67.99% 32.01%
10 Bicester North and Caversfield 65.13% 34.87%
11 Bicester East 64.24% 35.76%
12 Banbury Hardwick 61.04% 38.96%
13 Bicester South and Ambrosden 58.27% 41.73%
14 Banbury Grimsbury and Hightown 48.09% 51.91%
15 Banbury Ruscote 47.84% 52.16%
16 Banbury Cross and Neithrop 45.19% 54.81%
Bloxham is ranked 4 out of 16 wards in Cherwell for the percentage of home owners.

Bloxham Unemployment Statistics

Since the introduction of Universal Credit, The Department for Work & Pensions have not issued any statistics (in our view) that can be used to ascertain the levels of unemployment or under employment in the UK, just meaningless geographic counts. However, the Office of National Statistics does publish claimant counts of people receiving out of work benefits, be that legacy Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit as a proportion of people over 16. These figures are usually updated once a month and are for Local Authority Districts and Unitary Authority Districts. So below are the figures of Cherwell.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Cherwell 2.2% 0%
South East 2.9% -0.3%
England 3.8% -0.3%
UK 3.7% -0.3%
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Last Retrieved: March 2023
The 2021 census had data on people who were economically active (seeking work) yet unemployed on Census day (Sunday March 21st 2021). These statitics do cover Bloxham on a ward level. However, it has to be noted that the Census day was during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and therefore are not reflective of normal levels of unemployment. For example, between March 2020 and June 2020 people claiming Universal Credit doubled in most areas of the United Kingdom and then steadily declined up to the day of the Census and beyond. This data also contains the proportion of people in part-time work (working between 1-35 hours per week), which maybe an indicator of under employment in Bloxham.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 58.39%
In Part-Time Work 28.67%
Unemployed 2.46%
71.33% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Bloxham

Bloxham Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Adderbury, Bloxham and Bodicote.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under
5 - 9 years
10 - 15 years
16 - 19 years
20 - 24 years
25 - 34 years
35 - 49 years
50 - 64 years
65 - 74 years
75 - 84 years
85 years & over

Bloxham Health Statistics

Adderbury, Bloxham and Bodicote has more residents (very_good_pc-$country_health->very_good_pc, 2)%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Adderbury, Bloxham and Bodicote 52.45% 33.34% 10.85% 2.78% 0.58%
Cherwell 50.78% 34.34% 11.16% 2.92% 0.8%
South East 49.98% 34.01% 11.77% 3.31% 0.93%
England 48.49% 33.71% 12.65% 3.98% 1.17%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How has the health of residents in Cherwell changed since 2011?

Cherwell residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 0.14% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 50.33% 34.65% 11.17% 3% 0.84%
2021 50.78% 34.34% 11.16% 2.92% 0.8%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

Bloxham & Cherwell Immigration Statistics

We have analysed the Census 2021 raw data on country of birth and compiled immigration statistics as percentages of the population. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. Below are the figures for Bloxham in the Cherwell local area district.

Bloxham has a lower rate of immigrants than Cherwell, the South East region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Adderbury, Bloxham and Bodicote 91.83% 8.17%
Cherwell 82.4% 17.6%
South East 84.24% 15.76%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Bloxham compared to other wards in Cherwell

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Banbury Grimsbury and Hightown 68.73% 31.27%
2 Banbury Cross and Neithrop 71.56% 28.44%
3 Bicester South and Ambrosden 77.44% 22.56%
4 Kidlington East 78.57% 21.43%
5 Bicester East 79.42% 20.58%
6 Bicester North and Caversfield 79.52% 20.48%
7 Banbury Ruscote 79.81% 20.19%
8 Kidlington West 82.04% 17.96%
9 Banbury Hardwick 82.36% 17.64%
10 Bicester West 83.6% 16.4%
11 Banbury Calthorpe and Easington 86.13% 13.87%
12 Fringford and Heyfords 88.74% 11.26%
13 Launton and Otmoor 90.08% 9.92%
14 Deddington 91.74% 8.26%
15 Adderbury, Bloxham and Bodicote 91.83% 8.17%
16 Cropredy, Sibfords and Wroxton 92.03% 7.97%
'; Bloxham is ranked 15 out of 16 wards in Cherwell for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

What is the population of Bloxham and Cherwell?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Cherwell including Bloxham. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Ward Population
Adderbury, Bloxham and Bodicote 11073
Banbury Calthorpe and Easington 8885
Banbury Cross and Neithrop 10694
Banbury Grimsbury and Hightown 9929
Banbury Hardwick 8205
Banbury Ruscote 10388
Bicester East 8436
Bicester North and Caversfield 8904
Bicester South and Ambrosden 10029
Bicester West 8713
Cropredy, Sibfords and Wroxton 8606
Deddington 9034
Fringford and Heyfords 11369
Kidlington East 9739
Kidlington West 9108
Launton and Otmoor 8734
Cherwell Total 151846



Last updated: 20/02/2024, Additional Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.



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