Socio-economic statistics for Ock, Oxfordshire

Socio-economic statistics for Ock, Oxfordshire
Socio-economic statistics for Ock, Oxfordshire

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

Ock Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureVale of White HorseEngland
Social Rented (Council)2.5%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.8%8.3%
Private Rented11%15.4%
Rent Free1.7%1.3%

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

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Ock Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment figures as a percentage of the working population and has no further plans to do so. They do however publish the number of Universal Credit claimants in every local district council. We have taken the LDC that includes and compared it to the nearest councils. Please be aware that Universal Credit is a in and out of work benefit. Therefore these figures are an indicator of BOTH unemployment and underemployment. Ock is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Ock are dated . They are the last published statistics of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment in Ock 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 Ock than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitVale of White HorseOxfordshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.2%1.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.2%1.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)6.9%7.6%13.5%

Ock rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Ock Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgeVale of White HorseEngland
Age 0 to 46.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.5%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.9%3.7%
Age 18 to 247.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.8%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420%20.6%
Age 45 to 5920.9%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.6%6%
Age 65 to 749.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 846.1%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.5%2.3%
Mean Age40.839.3
Median Age4139

Ock Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Ock are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Ock 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.

CountryVale of White HorseEngland
United Kingdom89.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.6%3.7%
Outside the EU6%9.4%

Ock Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Ock and are from the UK Census of 2011. Ock has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Ock also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Ock are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationVale of White HorseEngland
No Qualifications16.7%22.5%
Level 111.8%13.3%
Level 214.6%15.2%
Level 311.5%12.4%
Level 437.2%27.4%

Ock General Health Statistics

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

HealthVale of White HorseEngland
Very Good51.85%47.17%
Very Bad0.75%1.25%

What is the population of Ock and Vale of White Horse?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Vale of White Horse including Ock. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Abingdon Abbey Northcourt6829
Abingdon Caldecott8123
Abingdon Dunmore6192
Abingdon Fitzharris6462
Abingdon Peachcroft6963
Blewbury & Harwell8671
Botley & Sunningwell6928
Grove North6356
Kennington & Radley7018
Kingston Bagpuize4470
Steventon & the Hanneys4132
Sutton Courtenay3312
Wantage & Grove Brook6751
Wantage Charlton7075
Watchfield & Shrivenham8723
Vale of White Horse Total137910

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

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