Information about the OX2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district OX2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about OX2 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 3683
Semi-Detached 4447
Terraced 3782
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3985
Flat (Converted) 1254
Residence in Commercial Building 145
Caravan/Park/Temporary 79
Total 17375

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5701
Owned with Mortgage 4060
Shared Ownership 143
Rented: From Council 903
Rented: Other Social 788
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3991
Rented: Other 444
Rent Free 421
Total 16451

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 5704
Two People 5424
Three People 2353
Four People 2021
Five People 659
Six People 209
Seven People 52
8+ People 29
Total 16451

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 6386
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3341
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1186
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1248
Total 12161

Gender Back to Top

Male 20416
Female 20890
Total 41306

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 2017
5-7 1152
8-9 846
10-14 2399
15 506
16-17 1175
18-19 1504
20-24 3584
25-29 3800
30-44 8281
45-59 7431
60-64 2246
65-74 3121
75-84 2140
85-89 680
90+ 424
Total 41306

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 14833
Married 14493
Divorced 2382
Separated 606
Widowed 1945
Same Sex 127
Total 34386

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 23919
Good 12587
Fair 3595
Bad 939
Very Bad 266
Total 41306

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) 19659
Apprenticeship 679
2+ A Levels 4007
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2998
1-4 GCSEs 1981
No GCSEs 3190
Other 1872
Total 34386

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 35819
Mixed Ethnicity 1278
Indian 684
Pakistani 419
Bangladeshi 202
Chinese 980
Other Asian 807
Black African 367
Black Caribbean 136
Other Black/African/Caribbean 78
Other 536
Total 41306

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 28527
Wales 669
Scotland 778
Northern Ireland 259
Republic of Ireland 370
European Union 3436
Other 7267
Total 41306

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 30448
Republic of Ireland 528
Europe (including European Union) 4043
African Countries 437
Middle East or Asia 1650
North America or Caribbean 1803
Central America 43
South America 224
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 740
None 3177

Religion Back to Top

Christian 20878
No Religion 13708
Buddhist 470
Hindu 377
Jewish 489
Muslim 1297
Sikh 81
Other Religion 229
Not Stated 3777
Total 41306

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 12194
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3239
Self Employed 3393
Unemployed 679
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 6692
Retired 2948
Looking After Home or Family 1033
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 495
Other 469
Total 31142

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 72
Mining/Quarrying 14
Manufacturing 791
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 64
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 53
Construction 796
RetailInc. Wholesale 1718
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 357
Accommodation and Food 907
Information and Communication 1608
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 350
Real Estate 233
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2502
Administration 554
Public Administration and Defence 694
Education 5874
HealthInc. Social Work 2143
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1230
Total 19960