Area Information for Oxford Road, Reading, RG1 7PY

Oxford Road in Reading is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Battle ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Reading West. This page combines information for the address Oxford Road, Reading, RG1 7PY, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of RG1 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 RG1 7PY.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Reading
Ward Battle
Constituency Reading West
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 Oxford Road, Reading, RG1 7PY:

Oxford Road, Reading, RG1 7PN
Oxford Road, Reading, RG1 7PL
Ormsby Street, Reading, RG1 7YR
Cannon Street, Reading, RG1 7PH
Oxford Road, Reading, RG1 7PJ
Argyle Street, Reading, RG1 7YP

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about RG1 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Oxford Road, Reading, RG1 7PY 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 9 property sales in Oxford Road 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 4
Semi-Detached 14
Terraced 55
Flat (Purpose-Built) 22
Flat (Converted) 32
Residence in Commercial Building 8
Total 135
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The area containing Oxford Road, Reading contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 53% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 17
Owned with Mortgage 31
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 6
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 65
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 2
Total 129

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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 52
Two People 32
Three People 21
Four People 14
Five People 6
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 129

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 27
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 35
C2 - Skilled manual workers 21
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 35
Total 118

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around RG1 7PY however is predominantly male (58%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Gender
Male 170
Female 121
Total 291

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 15
5-7 4
8-9 4
10-14 8
15 2
16-17 6
18-19 2
20-24 39
25-29 49
30-44 99
45-59 42
60-64 4
65-74 10
75-84 6
85-89 0
90+ 1
Total 291

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of RG1 7PY there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 52% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 150
Married 74
Divorced 17
Separated 9
Widowed 8
Same Sex 0
Total 258

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 160
Good 88
Fair 32
Bad 10
Very Bad 1
Total 291

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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) 92
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 37
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 29
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 23
No GCSEs or Equivalent 39
Other 36
Total 258

Ethnic Group Embed This

Oxford Road, Reading can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 60% 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 174
Mixed Ethnicity 10
Indian 6
Pakistani 22
Bangladeshi 7
Chinese 4
Other Asian 22
Black African 16
Black Caribbean 20
Other Black/African/Caribbean 6
Other 4
Total 291

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Oxford Road, Reading), only 44% of the residents were born in England, so the majority of the residents of this area were not born in England.

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 128
Wales 2
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 11
European Union 42
Other 103
Total 291

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to RG1 7PY

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 145
Republic of Ireland 11
Europe (including European Union) 43
African Countries 11
Middle East or Asia 44
North America or Caribbean 7
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 33

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 139
No Religion 81
Buddhist 19
Hindu 3
Jewish 0
Muslim 30
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 16
Total 291

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Battle ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 54% 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 135
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 18
Self Employed 27
Unemployed 13
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 26
Retired 8
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 12
Other 5
Total 251

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
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 11
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 14
RetailInc. Wholesale 31
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 22
Information and Communication 28
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 10
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 16
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 15
Total 191

Oxford Road, Reading, RG1 7PY is within the Abbey / Battle policing neighbourhood, under the Thames Valley Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In July 2020, 213 crimes were reported within half a mile of RG1 7PY.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 213 crimes committed near Oxford Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Abbey / Battle
Castle Street
Reading
Berks
RG1 7TH
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 RG1 7PY. 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 RG1 7PY.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Oxford Road, Reading, RG1 7PY. The nearest railway station is Reading West, approximately 80 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Reading West 80 yards
Reading 0.8 miles
Tilehurst 2.1 miles
Earley 3.2 miles
Theale 4 miles
Winnersh Triangle 4.4 miles
Pangbourne 4.8 miles
Winnersh 5.2 miles
Twyford 5.6 miles
Wargrave 5.7 miles
Shiplake 6 miles
Mortimer 6.1 miles
Henley-on-Thames 6.7 miles
Wokingham 7 miles
Aldermaston 7.4 miles
Goring & Streatley 7.7 miles
Midgham 9.1 miles
Bramley (Hampshire) 9.2 miles
Crowthorne 9.6 miles
Bracknell 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Oxford Road, Reading, RG1 7PY. The nearest is Oxford Road Community School, approximately 190 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Oxford Road Community School 190 yards
    
All Saints Church of England Aided Infant School 480 yards
    
All Saints Junior School 480 yards
    
Civitas Academy 680 yards
    
Battle Primary Academy 710 yards
    
Wilson Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Coley Primary School 0.6 miles
    
E P Collier Primary School 0.7 miles
    
St Mary & All Saints Church of England Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Katesgrove Primary School 0.8 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Oxford Road, Reading, RG1 7PY. The nearest is The WREN School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The WREN School 0.8 miles
    
Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School 1 mile
    
Kendrick School 1.1 miles
    
Prospect School 1.4 miles
    
Reading School 1.6 miles
    
Reading Girls' School 1.8 miles
    
Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre 1.9 miles
    
Maiden Erlegh School in Reading 2.2 miles
    
UTC Reading 2.2 miles
    
John Madejski Academy 2.4 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Oxford Road, Reading, RG1 7PY. The nearest is Western Elms Surgery, approximately 250 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 Road, Reading, RG1 7PY. The nearest is SNYMAN, Gerrit, approximately 340 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 Road, Reading, RG1 7PY. The nearest is Spire Dunedin Hospital, approximately 680 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Oxford Road, Reading, RG1 7PY. The nearest is Vision Express, approximately 690 yards away.

* 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.


 

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Broadband in RG1 7PY

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 9 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 85.4Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 5.8Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%
 

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