If you are thinking of moving to Oxford 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 Oxford to figures for Oxfordshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Oxford is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Oxford Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Oxford has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Oxford is an economically deprived area.
|Social Rented (Council)||13.6%||4.6%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||7.8%||9.7%||8.3%|
Oxford 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. Oxford has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
Oxford General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Oxford. The percentage of residents in Oxford rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Oxford rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Oxford is generally better than in the average person in England.
Oxford Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Oxford 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 claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Oxford than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||2%||1.4%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||1.7%||1.4%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||8.9%||7.6%||13.5%|
Oxford Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Oxford as a whole, is younger than the national average. However, population of Oxford is older than the Oxfordshire average.
|Age 0 to 4||6.1%||6.3%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||4.9%||5.5%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||4.7%||5.7%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3%||3.6%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||20.3%||10.2%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||11.3%||7.2%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||20.6%||20.7%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||14.3%||19.2%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||3.9%||5.8%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||5.5%||8.3%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||3.7%||5.3%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||1.7%||2.3%||2.3%|
Oxford Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Oxford are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Oxford 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.
|Rebublic of Ireland||1.1%||0.7%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||8.3%||4.7%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||19%||8.8%||9.4%|
Oxford Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Oxford and are from the UK Census of 2011. Oxford 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. Oxford also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Oxford are better educated than the average England citizen.
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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