Area Information for Witney, OX29 4YB

This postcode in Witney is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Witney South ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Witney. This page combines information for the address Witney, OX29 4YB, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of OX29 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 February 2009. 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 West Oxfordshire
Ward Witney South
Constituency Witney
Region South East
Country England


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Witney, OX29 4YB 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

The area containing Witney 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 11
Semi-Detached 13
Terraced 49
Flat (Purpose-Built) 82
Flat (Converted) 13
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 170
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 85
Owned with Mortgage 24
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 7
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 32
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 10
Total 163

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 98
Two People 51
Three People 8
Four People 6
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 163

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 20
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 29
C2 - Skilled manual workers 7
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 15
Total 71

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 Witney constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 43% male.

Gender
Male 107
Female 141
Total 248

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. The area around OX29 4YB has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 65+ (at 47% of the resident population). This is most commonly seen in rural and small town areas, and areas of natural beauty that appeal to older demographic.

This type of distribution is also seen in areas that contain large retirement complexes and care homes.

Age Groups
0-4 5
5-7 3
8-9 1
10-14 6
15 1
16-17 1
18-19 1
20-24 7
25-29 21
30-44 38
45-59 33
60-64 14
65-74 37
75-84 49
85-89 23
90+ 8
Total 248

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of OX29 4YB the number widowed residents is high - 21% 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 59
Married 90
Divorced 26
Separated 4
Widowed 53
Same Sex 0
Total 232

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 75
Good 109
Fair 56
Bad 7
Very Bad 1
Total 248

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) 86
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 18
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 34
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 28
No GCSEs or Equivalent 49
Other 13
Total 232

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Witney) 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 240
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Indian 2
Chinese 1
Other Asian 2
Total 248

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 205
Wales 7
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 9
Other 19
Total 248

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 OX29 4YB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 201
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 7
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 3
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 30

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 155
No Religion 63
Buddhist 1
Hindu 2
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 27
Total 248

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Witney South ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 27% 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 62
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 14
Self Employed 17
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4
Retired 41
Looking After Home or Family 0
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 4
Total 152

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
Manufacturing 6
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 13
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 13
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 8
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 94

Witney, OX29 4YB is within the Witney policing neighbourhood, under the Thames Valley Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near OX29 4YB
Neighbourhood Team Address Witney
Welch Way
Witney
Oxon
OX28 6JN
Website: https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk

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

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Below are the details of the closest services to OX29 4YB. 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 OX29 4YB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 12 closest railway stations to Witney, OX29 4YB. The nearest railway station is Finstock, approximately 5.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Finstock 5.3 miles
Combe (Oxon) 5.5 miles
Hanborough 5.8 miles
Charlbury 6.6 miles
Ascott-under-Wychwood 7.1 miles
Shipton 7.7 miles
Oxford Parkway 9.2 miles
Oxford 9.3 miles
Kingham 11 miles
Tackley 11 miles
Islip 12 miles
Radley 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Witney, OX29 4YB. The nearest is St Mary's Church of England Controlled Infant School, approximately 660 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 8 closest secondary schools to Witney, OX29 4YB. The nearest is The Henry Box School, approximately 560 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Henry Box School 560 yards
    
Wood Green School 1.2 miles
    
Bartholomew School 4.5 miles
    
Carterton Community College 5 miles
    
Burford School 6.9 miles
    
The Marlborough Church of England School 7.9 miles
    
Matthew Arnold School 8.1 miles
    
Larkmead School 11 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Witney, OX29 4YB. The nearest is Cogges Surgery, approximately 0.6 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 Witney, OX29 4YB. The nearest is Church Green Dental Practice, approximately 680 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 1 closest hospitals to Witney, OX29 4YB. The nearest is Witney Community Hospital, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Witney Community Hospital 0.8 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Witney, OX29 4YB. The nearest is Cotswold Opticians, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Cotswold Opticians 0.5 miles
Optical View Opticians 0.5 miles
W & DC Lea 0.5 miles
Specsavers Opticians 0.6 miles
Vision Express 0.6 miles
Scrivens 0.6 miles
Boots-Witney 0.6 miles
Witney Community Hospital 0.8 miles
Michael Lowe & Partners 4.8 miles
Carterton Opticians 4.9 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.


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