Socio-economic statistics for Oakley, Bedfordshire
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If you are thinking of moving to Oakley 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 Oakley to figures for Bedfordshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Oakley is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Oakley Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Oakley are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Oakley has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.

United Kingdom82.4%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.8%0.7%
Other EU Countries6.3%3.7%
Outside the EU10.5%9.4%

Oakley Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

Social Rented (Council)1.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)14.3%8.3%
Private Rented14.6%15.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%

Oakley Age Distribution Statistics

Age 0 to 46.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.9%5.6%
Age 10 to146.3%5.8%
Age 15 to 174.1%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 296.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5919.6%19.4%
Age 60 to 645.9%6%
Age 65 to 748.1%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.3%
Mean Age38.939.3
Median Age3939

Oakley 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.


Oakley General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Oakley. The percentage of residents in Oakley rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.

Very Good46.90%47.17%
Very Bad0.98%1.25%

Oakley Education Statistics

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

No Qualifications20.4%22.5%
Level 113.8%13.3%
Level 215.2%15.2%
Level 311.8%12.4%
Level 428.1%27.4%

Oakley Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Oakley 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 Oakley is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

Jobseekers Allowance (only)3.8%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.1%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)12.9%13.5%

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

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