Area Information for Bicester, OX6 8LB

This postcode in Bicester is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Bicester West ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Banbury. This page combines information for the address Bicester, OX6 8LB, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of OX6 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 July 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 Cherwell
Ward Bicester West
Constituency Banbury
Region South East
Country England


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Bicester, OX6 8LB 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 Bicester consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 29
Terraced 81
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 116
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Bicester contains a higher than average level of social housing - 27% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 18
Owned with Mortgage 48
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 10
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 21
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 13
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 2
Total 115

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 19
Two People 35
Three People 28
Four People 19
Five People 10
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 115

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 9
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 32
C2 - Skilled manual workers 26
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 32
Total 99

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 Banbury constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Gender
Male 162
Female 163
Total 325

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 33
5-7 16
8-9 14
10-14 19
15 4
16-17 5
18-19 6
20-24 17
25-29 33
30-44 77
45-59 53
60-64 19
65-74 19
75-84 5
85-89 5
90+ 0
Total 325

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode OX6 8LB 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 99
Married 94
Divorced 30
Separated 5
Widowed 11
Same Sex 0
Total 239

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 138
Good 136
Fair 38
Bad 9
Very Bad 4
Total 325

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) 29
Apprenticeship 8
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 27
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 56
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 48
No GCSEs or Equivalent 56
Other 15
Total 239

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 91% 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 296
Mixed Ethnicity 12
Other Asian 9
Black African 1
Black Caribbean 2
Other 5
Total 325

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 263
Wales 6
Scotland 13
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 18
Other 20
Total 325

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 OX6 8LB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 207
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 14
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 5
North America or Caribbean 5
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 5
None 97

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 211
No Religion 76
Buddhist 2
Hindu 7
Jewish 1
Muslim 5
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 23
Total 325

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Bicester West ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 55% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 125
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 29
Self Employed 16
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 10
Retired 18
Looking After Home or Family 14
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 8
Other 2
Total 229

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 17
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 11
RetailInc. Wholesale 43
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 11
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 7
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 14
Public Administration and Defence 25
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 172

Bicester, OX6 8LB is within the Bicester Town 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 OX6 8LB
Neighbourhood Team Address Bicester Town
Queens Avenue
Bicester
Oxfordshire
OX26 2NT
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 OX6 8LB. 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 OX6 8LB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 10 closest railway stations to Bicester, OX6 8LB. The nearest railway station is Bicester North, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bicester North 0.6 miles
Bicester Village 0.9 miles
Tackley 5.8 miles
Heyford 5.9 miles
Islip 6.1 miles
Oxford Parkway 8.2 miles
Kings Sutton 9.7 miles
Hanborough 11 miles
Combe (Oxon) 11 miles
Oxford 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Bicester, OX6 8LB. The nearest is St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Bicester, approximately 470 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Bicester 470 yards
    
Brookside Primary School 490 yards
    
King's Meadow Primary School 780 yards
    
Bure Park Primary School 0.6 miles
    
St Edburg's Church of England (VA) School 0.7 miles
    
Longfields Primary and Nursery School 0.7 miles
    
Southwold Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Glory Farm Primary School 1.1 miles
    
Gagle Brook Primary School 1.2 miles  
Chesterton Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School 1.3 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 7 closest secondary schools to Bicester, OX6 8LB. The nearest is The Bicester School, approximately 270 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Bicester School 270 yards
    
Whitelands Academy 0.9 miles  
The Cooper School 0.9 miles
    
Gosford Hill School 7.7 miles
    
The Marlborough Church of England School 8.4 miles
    
Royal Latin School 9.9 miles
    
Buckingham School 11 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Bicester, OX6 8LB. The nearest is Bicester Health Centre, approximately 760 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 Bicester, OX6 8LB. The nearest is Bicester Dental Clinic, approximately 770 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 2 closest hospitals to Bicester, OX6 8LB. The nearest is Bicester Community Hospital - Cherwell Vale, approximately 680 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bicester Community Hospital - Cherwell Vale 680 yards
Bicester Community Hospital 780 yards

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Bicester, OX6 8LB. The nearest is Dove & Conway Opticians, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Dove & Conway Opticians half a mile
Robert Stanley Opticians 0.6 miles
Vision Express 0.6 miles
Scrivens 0.6 miles
Specsavers Opticians 0.6 miles
Boots-Bicester 0.6 miles
Cherwell Optometrists 7.6 miles
Morgan Optometry 7.7 miles
S H Harrold (1937) Ltd 11 miles
Boots-Buckingham 11 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.