Area Information for Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UH

Cowley Road in Oxford is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the St Mary's ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Oxford East. This page combines information for the address Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UH, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of OX4 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for OX4 1UH.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Oxford
Ward St Mary's
Constituency Oxford East
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 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UH:

Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1XF
Randolph Street, Oxford, OX4 1XY
Green Street, Oxford, OX4 1YB
Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UQ
Galpin Close, Oxford, OX4 1PR
Leopold Street, Oxford, OX4 1PS

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about OX4 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UH 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

We have found 13 property sales in Cowley Road since the beginning of 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 5
Semi-Detached 16
Terraced 74
Flat (Purpose-Built) 21
Flat (Converted) 23
Residence in Commercial Building 18
Total 157
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Cowley Road, Oxford contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 62% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 20
Owned with Mortgage 24
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 5
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 88
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 6
Total 149

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 53
Two People 28
Three People 23
Four People 28
Five People 8
Six People 7
Seven People 1
8+ People 1
Total 149

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 49
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 55
C2 - Skilled manual workers 13
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 23
Total 140

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 Oxford East constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 45% male.

Gender
Male 197
Female 238
Total 435

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. This section of the St Mary's ward has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 18-30. This is most commonly seen in inner city areas that have good entertainment facilities (bars, clubs, theatres etc.) that appeal to this younger demographic.

This type of distribution is also common in the vicinity of higher education facilities, in particular universities.

Age Groups
0-4 17
5-7 2
8-9 3
10-14 4
15 0
16-17 1
18-19 14
20-24 169
25-29 49
30-44 80
45-59 29
60-64 14
65-74 9
75-84 20
85-89 11
90+ 13
Total 435

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of OX4 1UH there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 72% 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 313
Married 50
Divorced 14
Separated 4
Widowed 27
Same Sex 1
Total 409

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 262
Good 102
Fair 55
Bad 12
Very Bad 4
Total 435

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) 169
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 133
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 21
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 26
No GCSEs or Equivalent 37
Other 21
Total 409

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 79% 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 342
Mixed Ethnicity 19
Indian 9
Pakistani 31
Bangladeshi 3
Chinese 12
Other Asian 3
Black African 11
Other 5
Total 435

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Cowley Road, Oxford), 65% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.

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 282
Wales 3
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 56
Other 81
Total 435

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 OX4 1UH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 294
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 65
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 20
North America or Caribbean 13
Central America 1
South America 4
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 6
None 44

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 177
No Religion 147
Buddhist 5
Hindu 6
Jewish 6
Muslim 58
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 35
Total 435

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the St Mary's ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 46% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

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 111
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 24
Self Employed 14
Unemployed 11
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 167
Retired 14
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 11
Total 365

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 1
Manufacturing 10
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 15
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 26
Information and Communication 15
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 28
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 38
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 180

Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UH is within the Oxford East policing neighbourhood, under the Thames Valley Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In November 2021, 166 crimes were reported within half a mile of OX4 1UH.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 166 crimes committed near Cowley Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Oxford East
St Aldates
Oxford
OX1 1SZ
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 OX4 1UH. 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 OX4 1UH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 13 closest railway stations to Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UH. The nearest railway station is Oxford, approximately 1.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Oxford 1.7 miles
Radley 4.2 miles
Oxford Parkway 4.4 miles
Islip 5.5 miles
Culham 6.4 miles
Appleford 7.4 miles
Hanborough 8.1 miles
Combe (Oxon) 9.1 miles
Didcot Parkway 9.4 miles
Tackley 9.8 miles
Bicester Village 11 miles
Bicester North 12 miles
Heyford 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UH. The nearest is East Oxford Primary School, approximately 420 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UH. The nearest is Oxford International College, approximately 790 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Oxford International College 790 yards  
Oxford Spires Academy 0.6 miles
    
St Gregory the Great 0.6 miles
    
Cheney School 0.7 miles
    
Oxford Sixth Form College 1 mile  
Carfax College 1.5 miles  
The Oxford Academy 1.8 miles
    
Meadowbrook College 1.8 miles
    
The Swan School 1.8 miles  
Oxford High School 2.2 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UH. The nearest is Bartlemas Surgery, approximately 150 yards 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 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UH. The nearest is East Oxford Dental Clinic, approximately 150 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 10 closest hospitals to Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UH. The nearest is Warneford Hospital, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UH. The nearest is Vision Express, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Vision Express 1.1 miles
David Clulow Opticians 1.1 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.2 miles
Ideal Eyes 1.2 miles
Specsavers 1.2 miles
Gardiners Opticians 1.2 miles
John Lewis Opticians 1.3 miles
Optometry Department 1.3 miles
Robert Stanley Opticians 1.4 miles
Paul Conway 1.4 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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Broadband in OX4 1UH

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 19 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 151.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 331Mbps
Average Upload Speed 21.2Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 36Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%
 

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