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If you are thinking of moving to Brightwell-cum-Sotwell or just want to know a what the area is like, the statistics on this page should give you a good introduction. They cover a range of socio-economic factors so you can compare Brightwell-cum-Sotwell to figures for Oxfordshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Brightwell-cum-Sotwell is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Brightwell-cum-Sotwell Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Brightwell-cum-Sotwell are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Brightwell-cum-Sotwell has a higher level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a lower rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does not have a significant immigrant population.

CountrySouth OxfordshireOxfordshireEngland
United Kingdom90.8%85.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.4%4.7%3.7%
Outside the EU5.2%8.8%9.4%

Brightwell-cum-Sotwell Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Brightwell-cum-Sotwell as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Brightwell-cum-Sotwell is also older than the Oxfordshire average, making Brightwell-cum-Sotwell a older persons location.

AgeSouth OxfordshireOxfordshireEngland
Age 0 to 46.1%6.3%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.9%5.5%5.6%
Age 10 to146.1%5.7%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.7%3.6%3.7%
Age 18 to 246.6%10.2%9.4%
Age 25 to 295.3%7.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.5%20.7%20.6%
Age 45 to 5921%19.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 646.5%5.8%6%
Age 65 to 749.7%8.3%8.6%
Age 75 to 845.9%5.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.5%2.3%2.3%
Mean Age40.938.939.3
Median Age423839

Brightwell-cum-Sotwell Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Brightwell-cum-Sotwell come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area. The rate of unemployment in Brightwell-cum-Sotwell is both lower than the average for Oxfordshire and lower than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Brightwell-cum-Sotwell than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitSouth OxfordshireOxfordshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)1.1%1.4%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1%1.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)6.4%7.6%13.5%

Brightwell-cum-Sotwell General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Brightwell-cum-Sotwell. The percentage of residents in Brightwell-cum-Sotwell rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Brightwell-cum-Sotwell rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Brightwell-cum-Sotwell is generally better than in the average person in England.

HealthSouth OxfordshireOxfordshireEngland
Very Good52.56%52.40%47.17%
Good33.35%33.45%34.22%
Fair10.73%10.60%13.12%
Bad2.62%2.76%4.25%
Very Bad0.73%0.78%1.25%

Brightwell-cum-Sotwell Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Brightwell-cum-Sotwell has a higher rate of home ownership, either outright or via a mortgage than the national average, which suggests that Brightwell-cum-Sotwell is a relatively affluent area.

TenureSouth OxfordshireOxfordshireEngland
Owned37.2%32.3%30.6%
Mortgage35.8%33.2%32.8%
Shared0.8%1.1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)1.6%4.6%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)9.8%9.7%8.3%
Private Rented11.1%15.2%15.4%
Other2.2%2.3%1.4%
Rent Free1.5%1.7%1.3%

Brightwell-cum-Sotwell Social Grade & Occcupation Statistics

Social grade is a classification based on occupation and it enables a household and all its members to be classified according to the job of the main income earner. Brightwell-cum-Sotwell has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeSouth OxfordshireOxfordshireEngland
AB36.09%32.67%22.96%
C130.04%30.21%30.92%
C218.96%18.77%20.64%
DE14.91%18.34%25.49%

Brightwell-cum-Sotwell Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Brightwell-cum-Sotwell and are from the UK Census of 2011. Brightwell-cum-Sotwell has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Brightwell-cum-Sotwell also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Brightwell-cum-Sotwell are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationSouth OxfordshireOxfordshireEngland
No Qualifications16.5%16.7%22.5%
Level 112.1%12%13.3%
Level 214.9%13.8%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.8%3.5%3.6%
Level 312%13.3%12.4%
Level 436.7%35.7%27.4%
Other4%5%5.7%



Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.

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