Socio-economic statistics for Russell’s Water, Oxfordshire

Socio-economic statistics for Russell’s Water, Oxfordshire
Socio-economic statistics for Russell’s Water, Oxfordshire

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

Russell's Water 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. Russell's Water has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeSouth OxfordshireEngland

Russell's Water General Health Statistics

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

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HealthSouth OxfordshireEngland
Very Good52.56%47.17%
Very Bad0.73%1.25%

Russell's Water 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. Russell's Water 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 Russell's Water 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 Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.The rate of unemployment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 Russell's Water 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 Russell's Water than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitSouth OxfordshireOxfordshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.1%1.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1%1.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)6.4%7.6%13.5%

Russell's Water rates /10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Russell's Water Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

TenureSouth OxfordshireEngland
Social Rented (Council)1.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.8%8.3%
Private Rented11.1%15.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.3%

Russell's Water Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Russell's Water are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Russell's Water 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.

CountrySouth OxfordshireEngland
United Kingdom90.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.4%3.7%
Outside the EU5.2%9.4%

Russell's Water Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Russell's Water as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Russell's Water is also older than the average, making Russell's Water a older persons location.

AgeSouth OxfordshireEngland
Age 0 to 46.1%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.9%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.6%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.5%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.5%6%
Age 65 to 749.7%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.9%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.5%2.3%
Mean Age40.939.3
Median Age4239

Russell's Water Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Russell's Water and are from the UK Census of 2011. Russell's Water 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. Russell's Water also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Russell's Water are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationSouth OxfordshireEngland
No Qualifications16.5%22.5%
Level 112.1%13.3%
Level 214.9%15.2%
Level 312%12.4%
Level 436.7%27.4%

What is the population of Russell's Water and South Oxfordshire?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in South Oxfordshire including Russell's Water. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Benson & Crowmarsh8639
Didcot North East10245
Didcot South10256
Didcot West7777
Forest Hill & Holton3597
Garsington & Horspath3534
Haseley Brook4182
Kidmore End & Whitchurch3870
Sandford & the Wittenhams4033
Sonning Common7512
Woodcote & Rotherfield8888
South Oxfordshire Total143782

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

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