Area Information for Witney, OX29 8YB

This postcode in Witney is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Freeland and Hanborough ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Witney. This page combines information for the address Witney, OX29 8YB, 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 May 2001. 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 Small Town or Fringe Area
Local Authority West Oxfordshire
Ward Freeland and Hanborough
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 8YB 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 detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 65
Semi-Detached 11
Terraced 22
Flat (Purpose-Built) 12
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 112
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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 46
Owned with Mortgage 40
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 10
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 6
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 2
Total 106

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 33
Two People 33
Three People 13
Four People 23
Five People 4
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 106

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 40
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 9
C2 - Skilled manual workers 9
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6
Total 64

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 45% male.

Gender
Male 112
Female 138
Total 250

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 17
5-7 6
8-9 3
10-14 24
15 7
16-17 9
18-19 2
20-24 4
25-29 3
30-44 41
45-59 55
60-64 18
65-74 24
75-84 24
85-89 6
90+ 7
Total 250

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode OX29 8YB does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

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 29
Married 126
Divorced 16
Separated 2
Widowed 20
Same Sex 0
Total 193

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 148
Good 73
Fair 22
Bad 5
Very Bad 2
Total 250

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

OX29 8YB and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 51% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% of census respondents fall in to this category.

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) 98
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 12
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 26
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 12
No GCSEs or Equivalent 35
Other 5
Total 193

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 99% 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 247
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Total 250

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 228
Wales 3
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 3
Other 9
Total 250

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 8YB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 211
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 3
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 34

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 153
No Religion 72
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 22
Total 250

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Freeland and Hanborough ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 20% 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) 24
Self Employed 22
Unemployed 1
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 8
Retired 31
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 2
Total 156

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
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 10
RetailInc. Wholesale 8
Accommodation and Food 2
Information and Communication 13
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 16
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 23
HealthInc. Social Work 4
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 109

Witney, OX29 8YB is within the Woodstock 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 8YB
Neighbourhood Team Address Woodstock
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 8YB. 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 8YB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 15 closest railway stations to Witney, OX29 8YB. The nearest railway station is Combe (Oxon), approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Combe (Oxon) 0.6 miles
Hanborough 1.4 miles
Finstock 3.2 miles
Charlbury 4.7 miles
Oxford Parkway 5.9 miles
Tackley 5.9 miles
Islip 7.2 miles
Ascott-under-Wychwood 7.3 miles
Heyford 7.7 miles
Oxford 7.8 miles
Shipton 8.4 miles
Kingham 11 miles
Bicester Village 12 miles
Bicester North 13 miles
Radley 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Witney, OX29 8YB. The nearest is Hanborough Manor CofE School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Hanborough Manor CofE School 0.7 miles
    
Combe CofE Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Freeland Church of England Primary School 0.8 miles
    
North Leigh Church of England (Controlled) School 1.8 miles
    
Stonesfield School 2 miles
    
Bladon Church of England Primary School 2.3 miles
    
Woodstock Church of England Primary School 2.9 miles
    
Finstock Church of England Primary School 3.3 miles
    
Eynsham Community Primary School 3.4 miles
    
Madley Brook Community Primary School 3.6 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Witney, OX29 8YB. The nearest is The Marlborough Church of England School, approximately 3.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Marlborough Church of England School 3.1 miles
    
Bartholomew School 3.4 miles
    
Wood Green School 3.7 miles
    
The Henry Box School 4.8 miles
    
Gosford Hill School 5.5 miles
    
The Cherwell School 7.3 miles
    
Oxford High School GDST 7.3 miles  
Matthew Arnold School 7.4 miles
    
The Swan School 8.1 miles  
Carterton Community College 9.4 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Witney, OX29 8YB. The nearest is Long Hanborough Surgery, approximately half a mile 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 8YB. The nearest is RATTI, ASHOK, approximately 0.6 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 9 closest hospitals to Witney, OX29 8YB. The nearest is Witney Community Hospital, approximately 4.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Witney, OX29 8YB. The nearest is Woodstock Opticians, approximately 2.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Woodstock Opticians 2.5 miles
Scrivens 4.5 miles
Boots-Witney 4.5 miles
Specsavers Opticians 4.5 miles
Vision Express 4.5 miles
Cotswold Opticians 4.6 miles
Optical View Opticians 4.6 miles
W & DC Lea 4.6 miles
Witney Community Hospital 4.6 miles
Pitman Optometrists 5 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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