Area Information for Garston Lane, Wantage, OX12 7AS

Garston Lane in Wantage is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Wantage Charlton ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Wantage. This page combines information for the address Garston Lane, Wantage, OX12 7AS, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of OX12 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Vale of White Horse
Ward Wantage Charlton
Constituency Wantage
Region South East
Country England

Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Garston Lane, Wantage, OX12 7AS:

Garston Lane, Wantage, OX12 7AR
Foliat Close, Wantage, OX12 7AP
Haywards Close, Wantage, OX12 7AT
The Old Courts, Wantage, OX12 7FJ
Foliat Drive, Wantage, OX12 7AL
Garston Lane, Wantage, OX12 7AX

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about OX12 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Garston Lane, Wantage, OX12 7AS is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.

Housing Types Embed This

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 44
Semi-Detached 38
Terraced 88
Flat (Purpose-Built) 17
Flat (Converted) 2
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 190
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 58
Owned with Mortgage 57
Shared Ownership 10
Rented: From Council 6
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 26
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 20
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 4
Total 185

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 60
Two People 77
Three People 21
Four People 21
Five People 3
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 185

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 43
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 43
C2 - Skilled manual workers 16
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 18
Total 120

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Wantage Charlton ward however contains significantly more women than average (58%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.

Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.

Male 206
Female 283
Total 489

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 26
5-7 10
8-9 5
10-14 18
15 3
16-17 5
18-19 7
20-24 15
25-29 36
30-44 91
45-59 68
60-64 19
65-74 62
75-84 54
85-89 38
90+ 32
Total 489

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of OX12 7AS the number widowed residents is high - 17% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 105
Married 187
Divorced 39
Separated 12
Widowed 84
Same Sex 0
Total 427

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Very Good 195
Good 149
Fair 72
Bad 38
Very Bad 35
Total 489

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 139
Apprenticeship 12
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 40
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 49
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 42
No GCSEs or Equivalent 129
Other 16
Total 427

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Garston Lane, Wantage) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 97% so.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 473
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Indian 2
Chinese 3
Other Asian 5
Black African 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Total 489

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 419
Wales 18
Scotland 11
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 15
Other 23
Total 489

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to OX12 7AS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 325
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 11
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 6
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 142

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Christian 294
No Religion 114
Buddhist 6
Hindu 2
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 72
Total 489

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Wantage Charlton ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 22% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 146
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 28
Self Employed 25
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 16
Retired 67
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 4
Total 303

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 2
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 9
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 4
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 12
RetailInc. Wholesale 34
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 14
Information and Communication 19
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 13
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 19
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 26
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 207

Garston Lane, Wantage, OX12 7AS is within the Wantage / Grove policing neighbourhood, under the Thames Valley Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In February 2021, 22 crimes were reported within half a mile of OX12 7AS.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 22 crimes committed near Garston Lane
Neighbourhood Team Address Wantage / Grove
Colwell Drive
OX14 1AU

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Below are the details of the closest services to OX12 7AS. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for OX12 7AS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 5 closest railway stations to Garston Lane, Wantage, OX12 7AS. The nearest railway station is Didcot Parkway, approximately 7.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Didcot Parkway 7.7 miles
Appleford 8.3 miles
Culham 9 miles
Radley 11 miles
Cholsey 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Garston Lane, Wantage, OX12 7AS. The nearest is Charlton Primary School, approximately 610 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Charlton Primary School 610 yards
Wantage Church of England Primary School 800 yards
Gems Wantage Primary Academy 0.8 miles  
Stockham Primary School 0.8 miles
Millbrook Primary School 1.4 miles
St Nicholas CofE Primary School 1.6 miles
Grove Church of England School 1.6 miles
The Ridgeway Church of England (C) Primary School 2.8 miles
St James Church of England Primary School, Hanney 3.1 miles
The Hendreds Church of England School 3.3 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Garston Lane, Wantage, OX12 7AS. The nearest is King Alfred's, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
King Alfred's 0.5 miles
UTC Oxfordshire 6.4 miles
Aureus School 6.4 miles  
Didcot Girls' School 7.2 miles
St Birinus School 7.6 miles
Larkmead School 7.9 miles
John Mason School 8.2 miles
Faringdon Community College 8.4 miles
Fitzharrys School 8.6 miles
The Downs School 8.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Garston Lane, Wantage, OX12 7AS. The nearest is Church Street Practice, approximately 0.7 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Garston Lane, Wantage, OX12 7AS. The nearest is Bupa Dental Care, Wantage, approximately 520 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 4 closest hospitals to Garston Lane, Wantage, OX12 7AS. The nearest is Wantage Community Hospital, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Wantage Community Hospital < 50 yards
Didcot Community Hospital 6.9 miles
Abingdon Community Hospital 7.5 miles
Faringdon Day Hospital 8.6 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Garston Lane, Wantage, OX12 7AS. The nearest is Boots-Wantage, approximately 560 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-Wantage 560 yards
Specsavers Opticians 590 yards
Campbells Opticians 670 yards
Robert Stanley Opticians 0.7 miles
Vision Express 7.1 miles
Scrivens 7.6 miles
Boots-Didcot 7.8 miles
Specsavers 7.8 miles
Paul Conway 8.1 miles
Boots Opticians 8.1 miles

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.