Area Information for Gorwell, Watlington, OX49 5QD

Gorwell in Watlington is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Watlington ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Henley. This page combines information for the address Gorwell, Watlington, OX49 5QD, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of OX49 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 OX49 5QD.

Basic Information

Area Type Small Town or Fringe Area
Local Authority South Oxfordshire
Ward Watlington
Constituency Henley
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 Gorwell, Watlington, OX49 5QD:

Gorwell, Watlington, OX49 5QB
High Street, Watlington, OX49 5RE
Gorwell, Watlington, OX49 5QE
Church Street, Watlington, OX49 5QP
Old School Place, Watlington, OX49 5QH
Davenport Place, Watlington, OX49 5QA

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about OX49 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Gorwell, Watlington, OX49 5QD 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 one property sale in Gorwell 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 19
Semi-Detached 43
Terraced 55
Flat (Purpose-Built) 26
Flat (Converted) 2
Residence in Commercial Building 14
Total 159
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Gorwell, Watlington contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 20% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 68
Owned with Mortgage 38
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 25
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 0
Total 137

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 68
Two People 39
Three People 9
Four People 17
Five People 2
Six People 1
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 137

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 31
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 22
C2 - Skilled manual workers 14
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 9
Total 76

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 Henley constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 46% male.

Male 121
Female 143
Total 264

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 22
5-7 12
8-9 3
10-14 6
15 2
16-17 4
18-19 4
20-24 11
25-29 4
30-44 57
45-59 49
60-64 12
65-74 29
75-84 28
85-89 13
90+ 8
Total 264

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode OX49 5QD 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 51
Married 103
Divorced 29
Separated 2
Widowed 34
Same Sex 0
Total 219

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.

Very Good 136
Good 83
Fair 36
Bad 7
Very Bad 2
Total 264

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) 88
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 38
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 33
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 15
No GCSEs or Equivalent 36
Other 6
Total 219

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Gorwell, Watlington) 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 256
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Other Asian 7
Total 264

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 224
Wales 0
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 7
Other 25
Total 264

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 OX49 5QD

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 222
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 3
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 3
North America or Caribbean 6
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 8
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.

Christian 169
No Religion 74
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 18
Total 264

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Watlington ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 24% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

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 63
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 19
Self Employed 40
Unemployed 1
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 10
Retired 25
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 3
Total 170

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 2
Manufacturing 7
Construction 11
RetailInc. Wholesale 16
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 19
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 16
HealthInc. Social Work 17
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 125

Gorwell, Watlington, OX49 5QD is within the Thame / Watlington / Chinnor policing neighbourhood, under the Thames Valley Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In November 2021, 10 crimes were reported within half a mile of OX49 5QD.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 10 crimes committed near Gorwell
Neighbourhood Team Address Thame / Watlington / Chinnor
Colwell Drive
OX14 1AU

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Below are the details of the closest services to OX49 5QD. 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 OX49 5QD.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 18 closest railway stations to Gorwell, Watlington, OX49 5QD. The nearest railway station is Saunderton, approximately 8.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Saunderton 8.1 miles
Cholsey 8.3 miles
Princes Risborough 8.6 miles
Henley-on-Thames 9 miles
Haddenham & Thame Parkway 9.1 miles
Culham 9.8 miles
Monks Risborough 9.9 miles
Appleford 11 miles
Goring & Streatley 11 miles
Didcot Parkway 11 miles
Radley 11 miles
Shiplake 11 miles
Little Kimble 12 miles
High Wycombe 12 miles
Marlow 12 miles
Pangbourne 12 miles
Wargrave 12 miles
Tilehurst 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Gorwell, Watlington, OX49 5QD. The nearest is Watlington Primary School, approximately 380 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Watlington Primary School 380 yards
Lewknor Church of England Primary School 2.6 miles
Ewelme CofE Primary School 3.3 miles
Chalgrove Community Primary School 3.4 miles
RAF Benson Community Primary School 3.8 miles
Aston Rowant Church of England Primary School 4 miles
Tetsworth Primary School 4.5 miles
Ibstone CofE Primary School 4.5 miles
Benson Church of England Primary School 4.8 miles
Nettlebed Community School 4.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 3 closest secondary schools to Gorwell, Watlington, OX49 5QD. The nearest is Icknield Community College, approximately 380 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Icknield Community College 380 yards
Wallingford School 5.8 miles
Princes Risborough School 9.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Gorwell, Watlington, OX49 5QD. The nearest is Chalgrove & Watlington Surgeries, 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 Gorwell, Watlington, OX49 5QD. The nearest is Watlington Dental Centre, approximately 290 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 4 closest hospitals to Gorwell, Watlington, OX49 5QD. The nearest is Wallingford Community Hospital, approximately 6.2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 6 closest opticians to Gorwell, Watlington, OX49 5QD. The nearest is Posh Eyes, approximately 3.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Posh Eyes 3.4 miles
Boots-Wallingford 5.9 miles
Patricia Hayselden & Partners 5.9 miles
Robert Stanley Opticians 6 miles
Chilton Watson Ltd 9.3 miles
Boots-Princes Risborough 9.3 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.