Information about the OX26 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district OX26. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about OX26 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 4286
Semi-Detached 4020
Terraced 4252
Flat (Purpose-Built) 984
Flat (Converted) 99
Residence in Commercial Building 129
Caravan/Park/Temporary 14
Total 13784

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3427
Owned with Mortgage 6254
Shared Ownership 69
Rented: From Council 293
Rented: Other Social 1245
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1872
Rented: Other 142
Rent Free 148
Total 13450

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 3233
Two People 4626
Three People 2475
Four People 2222
Five People 620
Six People 217
Seven People 38
8+ People 19
Total 13450

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 2602
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3737
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2410
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2097
Total 10846

Gender Back to Top

Male 16928
Female 17143
Total 34071

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 2570
5-7 1355
8-9 821
10-14 2115
15 411
16-17 756
18-19 798
20-24 2003
25-29 2534
30-44 8423
45-59 6683
60-64 1642
65-74 2137
75-84 1338
85-89 334
90+ 151
Total 34071

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 8592
Married 13762
Divorced 2424
Separated 612
Widowed 1348
Same Sex 61
Total 26799

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 17786
Good 11786
Fair 3363
Bad 900
Very Bad 236
Total 34071

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) 7139
Apprenticeship 1120
2+ A Levels 3360
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4503
1-4 GCSEs 4557
No GCSEs 4634
Other 1486
Total 26799

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 31864
Mixed Ethnicity 634
Indian 356
Pakistani 111
Bangladeshi 58
Chinese 195
Other Asian 310
Black African 204
Black Caribbean 182
Other Black/African/Caribbean 64
Other 93
Total 34071

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 28873
Wales 502
Scotland 747
Northern Ireland 186
Republic of Ireland 203
European Union 1590
Other 1970
Total 34071

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 26542
Republic of Ireland 195
Europe (including European Union) 1341
African Countries 196
Middle East or Asia 333
North America or Caribbean 323
Central America 2
South America 41
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 129
None 5325

Religion Back to Top

Christian 21809
No Religion 9134
Buddhist 122
Hindu 180
Jewish 39
Muslim 262
Sikh 87
Other Religion 119
Not Stated 2319
Total 34071

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 13244
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3553
Self Employed 2075
Unemployed 649
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1301
Retired 2408
Looking After Home or Family 894
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 525
Other 327
Total 24976

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 123
Mining/Quarrying 4
Manufacturing 2048
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 81
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 135
Construction 1372
RetailInc. Wholesale 3857
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 823
Accommodation and Food 814
Information and Communication 967
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 458
Real Estate 174
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1165
Administration 840
Public Administration and Defence 2145
Education 1703
HealthInc. Social Work 1885
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 838
Total 19432