Socio-economic statistics for Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Socio-economic statistics for Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Henley-on-Thames in South Oxfordshire 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 Henley-on-Thames older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Henley-on-Thames and South Oxfordshire? Is Henley-on-Thames an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

Henley-on-Thames Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Henley-on-Thames.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under 4.52%
5 - 9 years 4.95%
10 - 15 years 6.82%
16 - 19 years 3.63%
20 - 24 years 4.02%
25 - 34 years 10.32%
35 - 49 years 19.76%
50 - 64 years 21.3%
65 - 74 years 10.62%
75 - 84 years 9.7%
85 years & over 4.37%

Henley-on-Thames & South Oxfordshire 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 Henley-on-Thames in the South Oxfordshire local area district.

Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Henley-on-Thames 82.2% 17.8%
South Oxfordshire 87.29% 12.71%
South East 84.24% 15.76%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Henley-on-Thames compared to other wards in South Oxfordshire

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Didcot West 80.64% 19.36%
2 Didcot North East 81.37% 18.63%
3 Henley-on-Thames 82.2% 17.8%
4 Didcot South 83.99% 16.01%
5 Sandford & the Wittenhams 84.53% 15.47%
6 Woodcote & Rotherfield 84.64% 15.36%
7 Forest Hill & Holton 84.9% 15.1%
8 Berinsfield 87.39% 12.61%
9 Wheatley 88.09% 11.91%
10 Goring 88.74% 11.26%
11 Sonning Common 89.15% 10.85%
12 Garsington & Horspath 89.26% 10.74%
13 Wallingford 89.35% 10.65%
14 Watlington 89.36% 10.64%
15 Benson & Crowmarsh 90.16% 9.84%
16 Kidmore End & Whitchurch 90.32% 9.68%
17 Haseley Brook 90.39% 9.61%
18 Thame 91.01% 8.99%
19 Cholsey 91.35% 8.65%
20 Chinnor 92.94% 7.06%
21 Chalgrove 93.73% 6.27%
'; Henley-on-Thames is ranked 3 out of 21 wards in South Oxfordshire for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

Henley-on-Thames 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 South Oxfordshire.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
South Oxfordshire 1.9% 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 Henley-on-Thames 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 Henley-on-Thames.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 57.17%
In Part-Time Work 28.55%
Unemployed 4.03%
71.45% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Henley-on-Thames

Henley-on-Thames Health Statistics

Henley-on-Thames has significantly more residents (>5%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Henley-on-Thames 54.25% 32.23% 10.17% 2.43% 0.93%
South Oxfordshire 53.42% 33% 10.34% 2.57% 0.68%
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 South Oxfordshire changed since 2011?

South Oxfordshire residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 0.51% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 52.56% 33.35% 10.73% 2.62% 0.73%
2021 53.42% 33% 10.34% 2.57% 0.68%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

What are the occupations of the residents of Henley-on-Thames?

The largest employment sector in Henley-on-Thames is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 24.46%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 23.45%
Associate Professional & Technical 16.09%
Administrative & Secretarial 7.76%
Elementary Occupations 7.24%
Skilled Trades 7%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 6.81%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 2.69%

How many residents own or rent their home in Henley-on-Thames and South Oxfordshire

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Henley-on-Thames either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 64.78 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 35.22 of Henley-on-Thames residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Henley-on-Thames 64.78% 35.22%
South Oxfordshire 70.24% 29.76%
South East 65.66% 34.34%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Henley-on-Thames has a higher level of home ownership than than the national average.

Henley-on-Thames compared to other wards in South Oxfordshire

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Chalgrove 80.96% 19.04%
2 Kidmore End & Whitchurch 80.94% 19.06%
3 Garsington & Horspath 79.6% 20.4%
4 Chinnor 78.25% 21.75%
5 Sandford & the Wittenhams 77.45% 22.55%
6 Woodcote & Rotherfield 76.75% 23.25%
7 Sonning Common 76.17% 23.83%
8 Goring (South Oxfordshire) 76.12% 23.88%
9 Forest Hill & Holton 75.42% 24.58%
10 Wheatley (South Oxfordshire) 73.86% 26.14%
11 Cholsey 72.71% 27.29%
12 Haseley Brook 71.58% 28.42%
13 Thame 70.46% 29.54%
14 Watlington (South Oxfordshire) 70.42% 29.58%
15 Benson & Crowmarsh 65.95% 34.05%
16 Wallingford 65.06% 34.94%
17 Berinsfield 64.91% 35.09%
18 Henley-on-Thames 64.78% 35.22%
19 Didcot South 64.71% 35.29%
20 Didcot North East 63.76% 36.24%
21 Didcot West 60.28% 39.72%
Henley-on-Thames is ranked 18 out of 21 wards in South Oxfordshire for the percentage of home owners.

Henley-on-Thames Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Henley-on-Thames 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 Henley-on-Thames to the national average for England.
Level Henley-on-Thames England
No Qualifications 11.67% 18.08%
Level 1 7.19% 9.69%
Level 2 11.32% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 3.74% 5.32%
Level 3 12.94% 16.92%
Level 4 50.56% 33.92%

What is the population of Henley-on-Thames and South Oxfordshire?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in South Oxfordshire including Henley-on-Thames. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Ward Population
Benson & Crowmarsh 8639
Berinsfield 4032
Chalgrove 3345
Chinnor 8575
Cholsey 10307
Didcot North East 10245
Didcot South 10256
Didcot West 7777
Forest Hill & Holton 3597
Garsington & Horspath 3534
Goring 3839
Haseley Brook 4182
Henley-on-Thames 11927
Kidmore End & Whitchurch 3870
Sandford & the Wittenhams 4033
Sonning Common 7512
Thame 12747
Wallingford 8336
Watlington 3983
Wheatley 4158
Woodcote & Rotherfield 8888
South Oxfordshire Total 143782



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

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