Area Information for Wantage, OX12 8YJ

This postcode 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 Wantage, OX12 8YJ, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in May 2002. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

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 Wantage, OX12 8YJ:

Sedge Smith Way, Wantage, OX12 8GL
Church Street, Wantage, OX12 8ZZ
Market Place, Wantage, OX12 8AG
Market Place, Wantage, OX12 8AS
Market Place, Wantage, OX12 8AE
Market Place, Wantage, OX12 8AB

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 Wantage, OX12 8YJ 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.

Using this Information Commercially

The information we provide on the website is done so without charge. However, if you wish to use this data on other websites, or in any other public medium should consult our data sources page for information on how you should correctly attribute the information.

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

The area containing Wantage consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 5
Semi-Detached 6
Terraced 13
Flat (Purpose-Built) 64
Flat (Converted) 8
Residence in Commercial Building 26
Total 122
Are these numbers higher than you expected? Click here for explanation.

Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Wantage contains a higher than average level of social housing - 31% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5
Owned with Mortgage 27
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 5
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 30
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 35
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 4
Total 113

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 64
Two People 28
Three People 14
Four People 6
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 113

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 30
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 32
C2 - Skilled manual workers 19
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 24
Total 105

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Wantage constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 53% male.

Gender
Male 102
Female 89
Total 191

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 13
5-7 5
8-9 5
10-14 1
15 2
16-17 2
18-19 7
20-24 29
25-29 29
30-44 56
45-59 27
60-64 6
65-74 4
75-84 3
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 191

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of OX12 8YJ there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 53% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 101
Married 30
Divorced 22
Separated 5
Widowed 7
Same Sex 0
Total 165

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.

Health
Very Good 81
Good 77
Fair 26
Bad 5
Very Bad 2
Total 191

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) 56
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 27
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 18
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 26
No GCSEs or Equivalent 25
Other 9
Total 165

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 92% white.

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 175
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 2
Pakistani 1
Chinese 4
Other Asian 2
Total 191

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 151
Wales 3
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 8
Other 23
Total 191

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 8YJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 140
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 10
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 5
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 28

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.

Religion
Christian 85
No Religion 85
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 2
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 15
Total 191

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Wantage Charlton ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 57% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 92
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 16
Self Employed 10
Unemployed 14
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 7
Retired 3
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 9
Other 3
Total 160

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
Manufacturing 7
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 24
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 13
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 15
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 121

Wantage, OX12 8YJ 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 2020, 43 crimes were reported within half a mile of OX12 8YJ.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 43 crimes committed near OX12 8YJ
Neighbourhood Team Address Wantage / Grove
Colwell Drive
Abingdon
OX14 1AU
Website: https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

Key: Railway Stations Railway Station Hospitals Hospital GP Practices GP Dentists Dentist Opticians Optician Primary School Primary School Secondary School Secondary School

Below are the details of the closest services to OX12 8YJ. 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 8YJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 5 closest railway stations to Wantage, OX12 8YJ. The nearest railway station is Didcot Parkway, approximately 8.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Didcot Parkway 8.1 miles
Appleford 8.7 miles
Culham 9.4 miles
Radley 11 miles
Cholsey 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Wantage, OX12 8YJ. The nearest is Wantage Church of England Primary School, approximately 500 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Wantage Church of England Primary School 500 yards
    
Stockham Primary School half a mile
    
Charlton Primary School 0.7 miles
    
St Nicholas CofE Primary School 1.2 miles
    
Millbrook Primary School 1.5 miles
    
Grove Church of England School 1.8 miles
    
The Ridgeway Church of England (C) Primary School 2.4 miles
    
St James Church of England Primary School, Hanney 3.3 miles
    
The Hendreds Church of England School 3.7 miles
    
St Amand's Catholic Primary School 3.9 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Wantage, OX12 8YJ. The nearest is King Alfred's, approximately 270 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
King Alfred's 270 yards
    
UTC Oxfordshire 6.8 miles
    
Aureus School 6.8 miles  
Didcot Girls' School 7.6 miles
    
St Birinus School 8 miles
    
Faringdon Community College 8.1 miles
    
Larkmead School 8.2 miles
    
John Mason School 8.5 miles
    
Fitzharrys School 8.9 miles
    
The Downs School 9.1 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Wantage, OX12 8YJ. 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 Wantage, OX12 8YJ. The nearest is Bupa Dental Care, Wantage, approximately 180 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 5 closest hospitals to Wantage, OX12 8YJ. The nearest is Wantage Community Hospital, approximately 690 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Wantage Community Hospital 690 yards
Didcot Community Hospital 7.3 miles
Abingdon Community Hospital 7.8 miles
Abingdon Hospital 7.8 miles
Faringdon Day Hospital 8.4 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Wantage, OX12 8YJ. The nearest is Campbells Opticians, approximately 80 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Campbells Opticians 80 yards
Specsavers Opticians 170 yards
Boots-Wantage 280 yards
Robert Stanley Opticians 0.7 miles
Millbrook Opticians 1.5 miles
Vision Express 7.4 miles
Scrivens 8 miles
Boots-Didcot 8.2 miles
Specsavers 8.2 miles
Haine & Smith Opticians 8.3 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.