Socio-economic statistics for Idbury, Oxfordshire

Socio-economic statistics for Idbury, Oxfordshire

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

How many residents own or rent their home in Idbury and West Oxfordshire

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Idbury either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 68.69 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 31.31 of Idbury residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Milton-under-Wychwood 68.69% 31.31%
West Oxfordshire 66.79% 33.21%
South East 65.66% 34.34%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Idbury has a higher level of home ownership than than the national average.

Idbury compared to other wards in West Oxfordshire

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Hailey, Minster Lovell and Leafield 79.3% 20.7%
2 Witney North 76.28% 23.72%
3 Freeland and Hanborough 76.05% 23.95%
4 Ascott and Shipton 75.79% 24.21%
5 Standlake, Aston and Stanton Harcourt 74.76% 25.24%
6 North Leigh 74.44% 25.56%
7 The Bartons 74.06% 25.94%
8 Charlbury and Finstock 72.49% 27.51%
9 Witney West 72.27% 27.73%
10 Ducklington 71.85% 28.15%
11 Brize Norton and Shilton 70.65% 29.35%
12 Bampton and Clanfield 69.2% 30.8%
13 Stonesfield and Tackley 68.75% 31.25%
14 Milton-under-Wychwood 68.69% 31.31%
15 Eynsham and Cassington 67.75% 32.25%
16 Chadlington and Churchill 67.51% 32.49%
17 Woodstock and Bladon 66.8% 33.2%
18 Alvescot and Filkins 66.32% 33.68%
19 Kingham, Rollright and Enstone 66.01% 33.99%
20 Chipping Norton 65.21% 34.79%
21 Witney East 64.83% 35.17%
22 Burford 63.92% 36.08%
23 Witney South 61.97% 38.03%
24 Carterton South 61.62% 38.38%
25 Carterton North West 60.69% 39.31%
26 Carterton North East 51.83% 48.17%
27 Witney Central 47.01% 52.99%
Idbury is ranked 14 out of 27 wards in West Oxfordshire for the percentage of home owners.

Idbury Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Milton-under-Wychwood.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under 4.13%
5 - 9 years 5.42%
10 - 15 years 8.13%
16 - 19 years 4.09%
20 - 24 years 3.69%
25 - 34 years 6.71%
35 - 49 years 19.32%
50 - 64 years 21.28%
65 - 74 years 13.11%
75 - 84 years 9.42%
85 years & over 4.71%

Idbury Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Idbury 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 Idbury to the national average for England.
Level Milton-under-Wychwood England
No Qualifications 14.71% 18.08%
Level 1 9.57% 9.69%
Level 2 12.93% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 4.76% 5.32%
Level 3 16.12% 16.92%
Level 4 39.97% 33.92%

Idbury 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 West Oxfordshire.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
West Oxfordshire 1.8% -0.3%
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 Idbury 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 Idbury.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 57.27%
In Part-Time Work 30.54%
Unemployed 2.31%
69.46% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Idbury

Idbury & West 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 Idbury in the West Oxfordshire local area district.

Idbury has a lower rate of immigrants than West Oxfordshire, the South East region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Milton-under-Wychwood 91.64% 8.36%
West Oxfordshire 89.4% 10.6%
South East 84.24% 15.76%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Idbury compared to other wards in West Oxfordshire

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Woodstock and Bladon 84.13% 15.87%
2 Witney South 85.83% 14.17%
3 Witney West 87% 13%
4 Witney Central 87.09% 12.91%
5 Eynsham and Cassington 88.15% 11.86%
6 Chipping Norton 88.18% 11.82%
7 Witney East 88.33% 11.67%
8 Carterton North East 88.39% 11.61%
9 Burford 88.46% 11.54%
10 Kingham, Rollright and Enstone 89.02% 10.98%
11 Carterton South 90.02% 9.98%
12 Carterton North West 90.15% 9.85%
13 Ascott and Shipton 90.16% 9.84%
14 Brize Norton and Shilton 90.18% 9.82%
15 Chadlington and Churchill 90.73% 9.27%
16 Charlbury and Finstock 90.8% 9.2%
17 Stonesfield and Tackley 90.89% 9.11%
18 Ducklington 91.11% 8.89%
19 Alvescot and Filkins 91.34% 8.66%
20 Freeland and Hanborough 91.48% 8.52%
21 North Leigh 91.48% 8.52%
22 Witney North 91.57% 8.43%
23 Standlake, Aston and Stanton Harcourt 91.6% 8.4%
24 Milton-under-Wychwood 91.64% 8.36%
25 The Bartons 92.43% 7.57%
26 Bampton and Clanfield 93.01% 6.99%
27 Hailey, Minster Lovell and Leafield 93.16% 6.84%
'; Idbury is ranked 24 out of 27 wards in West Oxfordshire for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

Idbury Health Statistics

Milton-under-Wychwood 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
Milton-under-Wychwood 53.38% 32.81% 10.69% 2.58% 0.53%
West Oxfordshire 51.26% 33.99% 11.18% 2.8% 0.77%
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 West Oxfordshire changed since 2011?

West Oxfordshire residents who describe their health as either good or very good has decreased by 0.09% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 51.52% 33.82% 11.15% 2.81% 0.7%
2021 51.26% 33.99% 11.18% 2.8% 0.77%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

What are the occupations of the residents of Idbury?

The largest employment sector in Idbury is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Process Plant & Machine Operatives.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 20.79%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 16.91%
Skilled Trades 13.96%
Associate Professional & Technical 12.29%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 9.61%
Administrative & Secretarial 8.87%
Elementary Occupations 7.86%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 4.07%

What is the population of Idbury and West Oxfordshire?

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

Ward Population
Alvescot and Filkins 1834
Ascott and Shipton 2053
Bampton and Clanfield 4241
Brize Norton and Shilton 2369
Burford 1986
Carterton North East 6293
Carterton North West 5055
Carterton South 5610
Chadlington and Churchill 1939
Charlbury and Finstock 3712
Chipping Norton 6961
Ducklington 2190
Eynsham and Cassington 6133
Freeland and Hanborough 4507
Hailey, Minster Lovell and Leafield 4180
Kingham, Rollright and Enstone 4541
Milton-under-Wychwood 2110
North Leigh 1981
Standlake, Aston and Stanton Harcourt 4258
Stonesfield and Tackley 4237
The Bartons 1989
Witney Central 5737
Witney East 7851
Witney North 3883
Witney South 6615
Witney West 5177
Woodstock and Bladon 4316
West Oxfordshire Total 111758



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

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