Area Information for Oxford, OX4 5WU
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.
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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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 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%.
|Owned with Mortgage||8|
|Rented: From Council||14|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||97|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||3|
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.
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.
|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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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|
|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|
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.
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|
|Republic of Ireland||3|
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
|Republic of Ireland||4|
|Europe (including European Union)||13|
|Middle East or Asia||6|
|North America or Caribbean||4|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||0|
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.
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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||23|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||13|
|Looking After Home or Family||9|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||12|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||10|
|Accommodation and Food||2|
|Information and Communication||2|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||2|
|Public Administration and Defence||6|
|HealthInc. Social Work||10|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||3|
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.
|Crime:||Click here to view 92 crimes committed near OX4 5WU|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Oxford South East
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.
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.
|The Leys Health Centre||300 yards|
|Temple Cowley Medical Group||1.4 miles|
|Hollow Way Medical Centre||1.4 miles|
|Donnington Medical Partnership||1.9 miles|
|Kennington Health Centre||1.9 miles|
|Wood Farm Health Centre||2 miles|
|Bartlemas Surgery||2.5 miles|
|Cowley Road Medical Practice||2.5 miles|
|St Bartholomew's Medical Centre||2.5 miles|
|Oxford Brookes Medical Centre||2.8 miles|
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.
|Leys Dental Practice||300 yards|
|Westbridge Dental Practice||1.3 miles|
|The Dental Practice||1.3 miles|
|Iffley Dental||1.5 miles|
|East Oxford Dental Clinic||2.5 miles|
|Temple Street Dental Practice||2.8 miles|
|Studental Dental Care Oxford||2.9 miles|
|Kennett Road Dental Practice||2.9 miles|
|MILLER, John Eric||3 miles|
|EURODENTAL LIMITED||3 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Oxford, OX4 5WU. The nearest is Littlemore Mental Health Centre, approximately 1.2 miles away.
|Littlemore Mental Health Centre||1.2 miles|
|Oxford City Community Hospital||2.4 miles|
|The Fulbrook Centre||2.4 miles|
|Churchill Hospital||2.4 miles|
|Warneford Hospital||2.5 miles|
|Nuffield Health, The Manor Hospital, Oxford||3.1 miles|
|Oxford University Hospitals||3.4 miles|
|University Hospital Of Wales||3.4 miles|
|John Radcliffe Hospital||3.4 miles|
|Abingdon Community Hospital||5.4 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Oxford, OX4 5WU. The nearest is Ideal Eyes, approximately 1.3 miles away.
|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|
* 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.