Statistics   |  

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

New Town Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of New Town are from the UK Census of 2011. Since New Town 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%

New Town Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in New Town 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 New Town 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 New Town 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%

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

GradeWest OxfordshireOxfordshireEngland
AB30.22%32.67%22.96%
C130.80%30.21%30.92%
C222.29%18.77%20.64%
DE16.68%18.34%25.49%

New Town Age Distribution Statistics

The population of New Town as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of New Town is also older than the Oxfordshire average, making New Town 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

New Town Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureWest OxfordshireOxfordshireEngland
Owned34.5%32.3%30.6%
Mortgage35.2%33.2%32.8%
Shared1.3%1.1%0.8%
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%
Other3%2.3%1.4%
Rent Free1.7%1.7%1.3%

New Town Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of New Town 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%
Apprenticeship3.9%3.5%3.6%
Level 312.3%13.3%12.4%
Level 432.9%35.7%27.4%
Other4.1%5%5.7%

New Town General Health Statistics

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

HealthWest OxfordshireOxfordshireEngland
Very Good51.52%52.40%47.17%
Good33.82%33.45%34.22%
Fair11.15%10.60%13.12%
Bad2.81%2.76%4.25%
Very Bad0.70%0.78%1.25%


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

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