Area Information for Oxford, OX4 5WU

This postcode in Oxford is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Northfield Brook ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Oxford East. This page combines information for the address Oxford, OX4 5WU, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in June 2000. 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 Oxford
Ward Northfield Brook
Constituency Oxford East
Region South East
Country England


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Oxford, OX4 5WU 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 Oxford 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 1
Semi-Detached 22
Terraced 35
Flat (Purpose-Built) 75
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 134
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Oxford contains a higher than average level of social housing - 83% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 9
Owned with Mortgage 8
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 14
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 97
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3
Rent Free 3
Total 134

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 72
Two People 36
Three People 7
Four People 11
Five People 7
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 134

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 5
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 14
C2 - Skilled manual workers 16
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 33
Total 68

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 Northfield Brook 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.

Gender
Male 106
Female 144
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 18
5-7 6
8-9 10
10-14 14
15 5
16-17 6
18-19 6
20-24 10
25-29 8
30-44 39
45-59 39
60-64 11
65-74 47
75-84 26
85-89 4
90+ 1
Total 250

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode OX4 5WU 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 57
Married 61
Divorced 37
Separated 12
Widowed 30
Same Sex 0
Total 197

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.

However, this area of the Northfield Brook ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (64%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 85
Good 75
Fair 55
Bad 27
Very Bad 8
Total 250

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

OX4 5WU and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 50% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into 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) 18
Apprenticeship 7
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 14
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 24
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 26
No GCSEs or Equivalent 98
Other 10
Total 197

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 76% 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 190
Mixed Ethnicity 14
Other Asian 2
Black African 10
Black Caribbean 16
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 14
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 193
Wales 4
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 5
Other 35
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 OX4 5WU

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 156
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 13
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 6
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 65

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 151
No Religion 57
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 11
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 29
Total 250

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Northfield Brook ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 28% 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 38
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 23
Self Employed 10
Unemployed 11
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 46
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 12
Other 4
Total 166

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 8
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 9
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 2
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Administration 1
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 10
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 76

Oxford, OX4 5WU is within the Oxford South 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, 92 crimes were reported within half a mile of OX4 5WU.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 92 crimes committed near OX4 5WU
Neighbourhood Team Address Oxford South 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 5WU. 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 5WU.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 12 closest railway stations to Oxford, OX4 5WU. The nearest railway station is Radley, approximately 2.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Radley 2.7 miles
Oxford 3.9 miles
Culham 4.6 miles
Appleford 5.6 miles
Oxford Parkway 6.8 miles
Didcot Parkway 7.5 miles
Islip 7.7 miles
Cholsey 11 miles
Hanborough 11 miles
Combe (Oxon) 12 miles
Haddenham & Thame Parkway 12 miles
Tackley 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Oxford, OX4 5WU. The nearest is Windale Primary School, approximately 140 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Windale Primary School 140 yards
    
Orchard Meadow Primary School 730 yards
    
Pegasus School 810 yards
    
St John Fisher Catholic Primary School, Littlemore 0.6 miles
    
John Henry Newman Academy 0.9 miles
    
Church Cowley St James Church of England Primary School 1 mile
    
Our Lady's Roman Catholic Primary School 1.3 miles
    
St Francis Church of England Primary School 1.4 miles
    
St Christopher's Church of England School, Cowley 1.5 miles
    
Rose Hill Primary School 1.5 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Oxford, OX4 5WU. The nearest is The Oxford Academy, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Oxford Academy 0.8 miles
    
St Gregory the Great 1.8 miles
    
Oxford Spires Academy 2 miles
    
Radley College 2.7 miles  
Cheney School 2.7 miles
    
Oxford International College 2.9 miles  
Oxford Sixth Form College 3.3 miles  
Wheatley Park School 3.8 miles
    
Carfax College 3.8 miles  
Meadowbrook College 4.2 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Oxford, OX4 5WU. The nearest is The Leys Health Centre, approximately 300 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 Oxford, OX4 5WU. The nearest is Leys Dental Practice, approximately 300 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 Oxford, OX4 5WU. The nearest is Littlemore Mental Health Centre, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Oxford, OX4 5WU. The nearest is Ideal Eyes, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ideal Eyes 1.3 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.3 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.4 miles
Gardiners Opticians 3 miles
Robert Stanley Opticians 3.1 miles
Optometry Department 3.4 miles
Vision Express 3.4 miles
David Clulow Opticians 3.4 miles
John Lewis Opticians 3.5 miles
Specsavers 3.5 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.