Area Information for Bicester, OX6 8YF

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 8YF, 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 8YF 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 detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 85
Semi-Detached 28
Terraced 4
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 117
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 77
Owned with Mortgage 31
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1
Rent Free 1
Total 114

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 23
Two People 65
Three People 9
Four People 13
Five People 2
Six People 1
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 114

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 3
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 12
C2 - Skilled manual workers 17
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 10
Total 42

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 47% male.

Gender
Male 121
Female 134
Total 255

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. The area around OX6 8YF has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 65+ (at 48% of the resident population). This is most commonly seen in rural and small town areas, and areas of natural beauty that appeal to older demographic.

This type of distribution is also seen in areas that contain large retirement complexes and care homes.

Age Groups
0-4 5
5-7 6
8-9 3
10-14 5
15 1
16-17 6
18-19 3
20-24 11
25-29 10
30-44 20
45-59 35
60-64 27
65-74 59
75-84 53
85-89 8
90+ 3
Total 255

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of OX6 8YF there is a very large concentration of residents that are married - 65% of the resident population. On average, around 47% of census respondents were single. Areas with large married populations are often in suburban settings. They may have a larger number of children if they are couples start families, but this is also often an indicator of an area popular with retirees, particularly where the amount of widowed people is also high. Residents of these areas tend to be more affluent and settled than areas with high concentrations of single people.

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 38
Married 165
Divorced 5
Separated 1
Widowed 26
Same Sex 0
Total 235

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 74
Good 108
Fair 56
Bad 16
Very Bad 1
Total 255

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) 32
Apprenticeship 19
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 16
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 42
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 34
No GCSEs or Equivalent 75
Other 17
Total 235

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Bicester) 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 247
Indian 2
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 1
Other 1
Total 255

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 229
Wales 2
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 9
Other 8
Total 255

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 8YF

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 198
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 5
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 51

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 180
No Religion 49
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 4
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 21
Total 255

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Bicester West ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 39% 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 53
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 21
Self Employed 11
Unemployed 0
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 10
Retired 66
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 3
Total 171

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 6
Construction 12
RetailInc. Wholesale 31
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 2
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 4
HealthInc. Social Work 7
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 92

Bicester, OX6 8YF 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 8YF
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 8YF. 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 8YF.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 10 closest railway stations to Bicester, OX6 8YF. The nearest railway station is Bicester North, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bicester North 0.9 miles
Bicester Village 1.4 miles
Heyford 5.5 miles
Tackley 5.7 miles
Islip 6.4 miles
Oxford Parkway 8.4 miles
Kings Sutton 9.2 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 8YF. The nearest is King's Meadow Primary School, approximately 200 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
King's Meadow Primary School 200 yards
    
Bure Park Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Brookside Primary School 0.7 miles
    
St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Bicester 0.7 miles
    
Gagle Brook Primary School 0.9 miles  
Southwold Primary School 0.9 miles
    
St Edburg's Church of England (VA) School 1.1 miles
    
Longfields Primary and Nursery School 1.1 miles
    
Glory Farm Primary School 1.2 miles
    
Chesterton Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School 1.4 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 7 closest secondary schools to Bicester, OX6 8YF. The nearest is The Bicester School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Bicester School 0.6 miles
    
The Cooper School 1.1 miles
    
Whitelands Academy 1.3 miles  
Gosford Hill School 7.8 miles
    
The Marlborough Church of England School 8.3 miles
    
Royal Latin School 9.8 miles
    
Buckingham School 10 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Bicester, OX6 8YF. The nearest is Alchester Medical Group - Victoria House Surgery, approximately 0.9 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 Bicester, OX6 8YF. The nearest is Damira Bicester Dental Practice, approximately 0.9 miles 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 Bicester, OX6 8YF. The nearest is Bicester Community Hospital - Cherwell Vale, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Bicester, OX6 8YF. The nearest is Dove & Conway Opticians, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Dove & Conway Opticians 0.9 miles
Vision Express 1 mile
Robert Stanley Opticians 1 mile
Scrivens 1.1 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.1 miles
Boots-Bicester 1.1 miles
Cherwell Optometrists 7.7 miles
Morgan Optometry 7.8 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.