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.
|Tenure||Vale of White Horse||England|
|Social Rented (Council)||2.5%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||10.8%||8.3%|
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.
|Grade||Vale of White Horse||England|
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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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.
|Benefit||Vale of White Horse||Oxfordshire||England|
|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%|
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.
|Age||Vale of White Horse||England|
|Age 0 to 4||6.1%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.5%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||6.1%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.9%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||7.1%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||5.8%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||20%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||20.9%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||6.6%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||9.4%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||6.1%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.5%||2.3%|
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.
|Country||Vale of White Horse||England|
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.6%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||3.6%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||6%||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.
|Qualification||Vale of White Horse||England|
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.
|Health||Vale of White Horse||England|
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 Northcourt||6829|
|Blewbury & Harwell||8671|
|Botley & Sunningwell||6928|
|Kennington & Radley||7018|
|Steventon & the Hanneys||4132|
|Wantage & Grove Brook||6751|
|Watchfield & Shrivenham||8723|
|Vale of White Horse Total||137910|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.