Information about the OX17 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district OX17. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about OX17 is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. The figures are representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses.

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Housing Types

Housing Types
Detached 3722
Semi-Detached 3080
Terraced 1434
Flat (Purpose-Built) 342
Flat (Converted) 114
Residence in Commercial Building 49
Caravan/Park/Temporary 39
Total 8780

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3135
Owned with Mortgage 3087
Shared Ownership 52
Rented: From Council 196
Rented: Other Social 650
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 961
Rented: Other 104
Rent Free 172
Total 8357

Housing Occupancy 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 2033
Two People 3370
Three People 1304
Four People 1195
Five People 342
Six People 92
Seven People 12
8+ People 9
Total 8357

Social Grade

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 1874
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1810
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1276
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 884
Total 5844

Gender Back to Top

Male 9781
Female 10352
Total 20133

Age Groups 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 1054
5-7 693
8-9 442
10-14 1241
15 237
16-17 461
18-19 329
20-24 798
25-29 783
30-44 3947
45-59 4527
60-64 1612
65-74 2138
75-84 1281
85-89 356
90+ 234
Total 20133

Relationship Status Back to Top

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 3792
Married 9564
Divorced 1460
Separated 348
Widowed 1253
Same Sex 49
Total 16466

Health 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 10102
Good 6947
Fair 2363
Bad 557
Very Bad 164
Total 20133

Education & Qualifications 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.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 5362
Apprenticeship 716
2+ A Levels 2008
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2620
1-4 GCSEs 2255
No GCSEs 2880
Other 625
Total 16466

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 19678
Mixed Ethnicity 199
Indian 47
Pakistani 26
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 27
Other Asian 40
Black African 28
Black Caribbean 36
Other Black/African/Caribbean 13
Other 35
Total 20133

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 18282
Wales 282
Scotland 287
Northern Ireland 86
Republic of Ireland 105
European Union 341
Other 750
Total 20133

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 16635
Republic of Ireland 123
Europe (including European Union) 268
African Countries 76
Middle East or Asia 55
North America or Caribbean 197
Central America 2
South America 12
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 105
None 2897

Religion Back to Top

Christian 13918
No Religion 4513
Buddhist 66
Hindu 21
Jewish 23
Muslim 62
Sikh 17
Other Religion 67
Not Stated 1446
Total 20133

Economic Activity

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 6006
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2149
Self Employed 2182
Unemployed 304
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 749
Retired 2281
Looking After Home or Family 494
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 261
Other 169
Total 14595

Employment Industry 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 299
Mining/Quarrying 8
Manufacturing 1227
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 36
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 53
Construction 775
RetailInc. Wholesale 1688
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 471
Accommodation and Food 381
Information and Communication 522
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 302
Real Estate 143
Professional, Scientific and Technical 911
Administration 515
Public Administration and Defence 462
Education 1141
HealthInc. Social Work 1051
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 644
Total 10629