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If you are thinking of moving to Lew 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 Lew to figures for Oxfordshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Lew is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Lew Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Lew 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 unemployment in Lew is both lower than the average for Oxfordshire and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Lew than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitWest OxfordshireOxfordshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.2%1.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.1%1.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)6.7%7.6%13.5%

Lew 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. Lew has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeWest OxfordshireOxfordshireEngland

Lew Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Lew are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Lew has a higher level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a lower rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does not have a significant immigrant population.

CountryWest OxfordshireOxfordshireEngland
United Kingdom91.9%85.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries2.9%4.7%3.7%
Outside the EU4.6%8.8%9.4%

Lew Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Lew and are from the UK Census of 2011.

QualificationWest OxfordshireOxfordshireEngland
No Qualifications17.6%16.7%22.5%
Level 113.3%12%13.3%
Level 215.8%13.8%15.2%
Level 312.3%13.3%12.4%
Level 432.9%35.7%27.4%

Lew General Health Statistics

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

HealthWest OxfordshireOxfordshireEngland
Very Good51.52%52.40%47.17%
Very Bad0.70%0.78%1.25%

Lew Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Lew has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Lew is a relatively affluent area.

TenureWest OxfordshireOxfordshireEngland
Social Rented (Council)1.7%4.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.8%9.7%8.3%
Private Rented11.8%15.2%15.4%
Rent Free1.7%1.7%1.3%

Lew Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Lew as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Lew is also older than the Oxfordshire average, making Lew a older persons location.

AgeWest OxfordshireOxfordshireEngland
Age 0 to 46.1%6.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.5%5.6%
Age 10 to145.8%5.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.6%3.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.2%10.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.8%7.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.2%20.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.8%19.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.6%5.8%6%
Age 65 to 749.7%8.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.1%5.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.6%2.3%2.3%
Mean Age41.138.939.3
Median Age423839

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

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