Information about the OX5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district OX5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about OX5 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 5030
Semi-Detached 5652
Terraced 2388
Flat (Purpose-Built) 717
Flat (Converted) 182
Residence in Commercial Building 89
Caravan/Park/Temporary 89
Total 14147

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5351
Owned with Mortgage 4783
Shared Ownership 116
Rented: From Council 265
Rented: Other Social 870
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1743
Rented: Other 164
Rent Free 240
Total 13532

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 3316
Two People 5194
Three People 2178
Four People 2015
Five People 587
Six People 193
Seven People 29
8+ People 20
Total 13532

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 3043
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2962
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2030
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1458
Total 9493

Gender Back to Top

Male 16258
Female 16927
Total 33185

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 1894
5-7 1126
8-9 664
10-14 1866
15 361
16-17 807
18-19 686
20-24 1563
25-29 1774
30-44 6368
45-59 7412
60-64 2352
65-74 3254
75-84 2285
85-89 507
90+ 266
Total 33185

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 7519
Married 15025
Divorced 2288
Separated 494
Widowed 1865
Same Sex 83
Total 27274

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 16618
Good 11584
Fair 3760
Bad 945
Very Bad 278
Total 33185

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) 9119
Apprenticeship 1337
2+ A Levels 3075
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3919
1-4 GCSEs 3526
No GCSEs 4984
Other 1314
Total 27274

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 30765
Mixed Ethnicity 610
Indian 505
Pakistani 148
Bangladeshi 73
Chinese 217
Other Asian 271
Black African 242
Black Caribbean 120
Other Black/African/Caribbean 31
Other 203
Total 33185

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 28362
Wales 477
Scotland 542
Northern Ireland 136
Republic of Ireland 238
European Union 939
Other 2491
Total 33185

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 26333
Republic of Ireland 237
Europe (including European Union) 912
African Countries 268
Middle East or Asia 499
North America or Caribbean 402
Central America 12
South America 85
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 178
None 4777

Religion Back to Top

Christian 22001
No Religion 7830
Buddhist 127
Hindu 186
Jewish 43
Muslim 460
Sikh 56
Other Religion 124
Not Stated 2358
Total 33185

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 10379
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3611
Self Employed 2908
Unemployed 537
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1529
Retired 3571
Looking After Home or Family 775
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 437
Other 469
Total 24216

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 263
Mining/Quarrying 19
Manufacturing 1294
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 76
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 97
Construction 1447
RetailInc. Wholesale 2520
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 617
Accommodation and Food 759
Information and Communication 1050
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 359
Real Estate 225
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1407
Administration 750
Public Administration and Defence 980
Education 2506
HealthInc. Social Work 2083
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 959
Total 17411